A place to showcase my creativity in scrapbooking, card making, cross stitch and altering.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Alright, On scrapbook.com I am in a swap by Martica. She challenged us to alter 2 Jean Pockets for our pals. Now Martica is the one that got me started last year on the whole altering things and I also won a wonderful paper bag album kit from her blog. I had never done a paper bag album until then. Ok back to the pocket. I had just ruined a pair of jeans by splitting the butt LOL so I took my scissors and cut off the two pockets. This on is in all creams and browns as requested by one of my pals. The CS is DCWV At Home Stack, I traced the shape of the pocket onto the CS and then cut, as you can see it looks crooked but is straight. Gathered the ivory lace along the top and added a simple long fringe to the bottom. Used Prima Say it With Pearls and Crystals in brown and clear, a Prima flower and this beautiful Butterfly from my stash that a pal had sent to me. The hanger is made out of floral wire twisted in half and then covered in brown ribbon. With the matching ribbon I then made a bow, which I have not done in years.
This pocket is for a different pal, she likes turquoise and vintage. Vintage is not my strong suit but gave it my best shot. Again the CS is DCWV The Vintage Stack, traced and cut out the pocket then punched it with a Martha Stewart boarder punch. Added Prima Say it with Pearls and a Prima flower. The K is chipboard by K&Company that I added turquoise rhinestones to using my i-Rock by Imagainisce and of course a soft blue butterfly. Around the edge of the paper I glued turquoise eyelash fringe and using the last remaining brown and turquoise ribbon I hand gathered it at the top. Again the hanger is twisted floral wire covered with ribbon and a hand made matching bow.
I also backed both my pockets with alittle cardboard to add some stability to them. All that is is needed now is to add a little Rak and send them out. Thanks for looking. I do read all your wonderful comments and love all the encouragement you send me. It is much appreciated and helps me continue to try things that normally I would never think twice about.