Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yarn and my chocolate/vanilla card, redone

This is a picture of the yarn I'm using to make Michele's felted bag. Winter white is almost an ivory. The yellow is called Golden Rod. Then I have Dark Teal and Cadet Blue. Those are all Lion Brand Wool yarn. This brand seems to felt well for me, so I'm sticking with it. The sparkly stuff in the corner is Paton's Glittalic in Cream Gleam, to add a little sparkle to the bag. I hope to get started on it tomorrow. I'll make sure to take
pictures before it's felted and after it's felted. Hopefully it will turn out well. I made another little bag that came out symmetrical, and not quite as freeform as my first. So I know I can make something that felts straight and not skewed. Got my fingers crossed.

I also prettied up my chocolate/vanilla challenge card just a little bit. I thought it was too plain on the Very Vanilla base. It was a very quick card, and I knew it had no oomph. It still doesn't have a lot of oomph, but now I think it doesn't look like I took a couple images and stuck them to a piece of paper. I changed the base to Chocolate Chip and put a layer of Au Chocolat dp on it. All images from SU! All paper from SU! I don't often make an all SU! card, or an all any one vendor card, so this is kind of unique. Oh, the ribbon isn't SU!, nor is the paint I used to make the darkest image of flowers. That was Twinklers. But still, very close to a pure SU! card. I like it better this way.

I'm going to offer again, if anyone has use for yarn scraps, some are more than just scraps, let me know. I would love to bundle up bunches of fibers and send to a few people, just to share the love and to help me clean up my yarn collection. I have so much that I use as embellishment, and whole skeins last a long, long time that way. So help a sister out, if you actually use yarn and fibers, and volunteer to take some off my hands.

6 comments:

Aimee said...

isn't it great to see what just alittle bit can do to a card... love the changes..

JazzyH said...

I like what you did with it.

Kerry J. said...

Love the changes! Is that ribbon velvet? It's so pretty! Love your colours too for the bag - that glittery stuff is gorgeous!!

Lori J said...

The yarn looks like it will make a great bag. Your card it great. :0)

chelemom said...

Oooooh I am one lucky girl! I LOVE those colors! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Did I mention how lucky I am? HUGS!

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