Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mo's Challenge #38

This Grandma's Rockin'!

This is my first week as hostess for Mo's Challenge! I hope you'll enjoy the challenges I've planned for you. 
For this week I'm asking that you use fabric on your card in some way other than as a bow, and , of course, use one of Mo's wonderful images. Use patchwork, make flowers...use your imagination and get creative!

The image I chose is Mo's "Mummu and Me". I reminds me of my granddaughter and me. Although I'm no longer able to dance, we have fun stamping and coloring, and sometimes cooking and baking together. 

For my card, I made a padded fabric frame. I cut a piece of sturdy chipboard 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", cut an oval out of the middle using my Cuttlebug with an oval Nestie die. It didn't cut all the way through, so I finished the cut with an Xacto knife. I glued two layers of low loft batting over that, cutting out the oval and trimming it close to the chipboard all around. I cut a piece of calico fabric about 1/2" larger than the batting and base. I pulled it taut on all sides and secured it with ScorTape. I cut a cross in the fabric over the oval opening, then snipped the oval in several places almost to the chipboard, then trimmed it to about a 1/2" overlap. These edges were pulled taut and secured with ScorTape, also. 
I cut  a piece of red card stock 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and cut a slightly smaller oval in that to create a narrow reveal around my image. I mounted the frame on top of the red piece and my image behind. I adhered the whole thing to a 5" x 7" white card and added a paper easel to the back so that the card could stand on its own.

Image: Mummu and Me by Mo Manning
Card stock: SU! Real Red, PTI white
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Mega Oval Nesties, ScorTape (Lots!)
Embellishments: Pearl cabochons, Small crocheted flowers and paper leaves (Wild Orchid Crafts), Small ribbon roses
Additional items: Fabric, Low loft batting, Chipboard

Now it's time for you to get busy and create something wonderful!
We'll be looking forward to seeing what you'll do!


Dawn B. said...

Great way to use your fabric..I love the pattern on the print... Reminds me of all the quilts my grandma made.. Great challenge Elaine..

Cathy said...

Oh, Elaine, I remember the fabric frames, yours is more beautiful than any I created. This is a wonderful challenge and you card is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Totally sweet! Lovely use of colors, image, flowers, etc.! Too sweet!

joey said...

Hi Elaine

beautiful card, I really like the layout.

The Wired Angel said...

Great challenge Elaine! Your card is darling. Thanks for hostessing. Hugs, Peggy x

Anonymous said...

Elaine, this is sure a GREAT card and LOVE the fabric challenge you have chosen for your first week.

Although, my recent card is not a Mo image, when I was crafting it, I was thinking of YOU and your love of cats as the kittens remind me of NOMAR. Ironically, the DP I used is "denim!"