Thursday, September 20

Woooo Hoooo Get Me - Guest Designer

I was completely delighted to be asked to do this - as I am sure all past designers have been as well - but Oh how nerve racking is it - and they made me go shopping for bits too - and not "fabby" craft shop shopping either - down to the Charity Shops which I have to say round here leave alot to be desired!

Anyway, I really struggled to find something and also kept getting distracted and after three shops though - what about paper things, so looked at the choccy wrappers in Oxfam - but thought that would be stretching it a bit for the first challenge, then discovered this old baby pattern and though - ping I know what I can do with that.... and there you go this is what I did.The two little buttons to the left came from freecycle - so that is worth mentioning as well. Whats freecycle - go here and find out - stop sending so much to landfill I say and re-use - great fun.

I scanned the pattern and resized to fit onto a card (Don't ask me specifics I just guessed OK) I also had to do a bit of patchwork as there was a bit of the front page marked - so tinkered with it in paint and managed to sort it out - can you spot it??? so learnt a few things 1) how to sort my scanner to work 2) shrinking to fit what I want and 3) Patching up missing bits and thats before I even touched any card making stuff! I then mounted this on the left of the card, added a bit of cute ribbon and stamped the little feet down the right with a little hero stamp from a baby set. The Duck and the saying are A Muse Artistamps and these were stamped, coloured, pen edged by hand then ink edged with parchment colourbox ink and pop mounted. I then selected two little buttons and threaded through some thick white thread and tied in a knot before gluing them on. I then edged the whole card with the parchment ink as it all looked a little too clean compared to the pattern front so it was to blend it all in.

Dah dah!

19 comments:

Kathy said...

It's great to have you on the Team Rachel!
I love what you've done here - so much work too....the mix of old and new looks fab and that ducky stamp is just tooooo cute!

Rhi said...

Adorable Rachel, such a fab blend of vintage and new, gorgeous. Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer :)

Rhi x

Angelnorth said...

Awww, very cute baby card you've managed to create there Rachel - excellent job!

Congrats on the GD gig!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

When I first saw this I thought how Fabulous it was - very ingenious way of up an old knitting and crochet pattern!

Andrea said...

Fab card, that baby's so cute

Gillian :O) said...

Oh So Lovely to have you as a GD Rachel! and so excited to see your beautiful card! FABULOUS *UPCYCLING* that cutie pie little bubby looks like she's ready to grab the little ducky! LOVE IT!

now off to check out that link ;o)

Hazel said...

That's a cute card - think I need to pay a visit to the local charity shops - great dare this week - and you've certainly done well as a guest designer.

Saffa said...

Hiya Rachel....so great to have you with us!!

Thats a fab fab card!

Do you have the pattern?

hehe I am starting to get crochetting with babes on the way lol

xxSaffa

Flossie's Follies said...

Congratualtions that is wonderful, your work is awesome.

Dollydimps said...

Congratulations on being a GD!!! Great card too-what a fab idea!

P.S. do I have to call you sir now?

Paula said...

Lovely card, I like the mix you have done with vintage & modern.
Being GD is fun enjoy it the time flys very quick!

Juliet said...

What a fantastic idea Rachel - I love it!

Montysmum said...

What a great card and Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congrats on being the guest designer Rachel! Fantastic card too!

Lythan said...

welcome to the team - and I think the card is just ducky

Deb said...

Congratulations on being guest DT at DCM! Love your card, especially as I think I have the original of this book, I inherited a few similar from my Nana, in fact I may have worn some of these garments as a baby!

Barb's Corner said...

Love both of your cards Rachel! Will you now be knitting from your patterns??
Barb C

Helen & Co. said...

Gorgeous card!! Well done with all that fiddly computer stuff...

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Congrats on being GD!!!

I love how that little one looks almost excited about that duck.

Well done, it's fab!