It's about time we had another guest designer, and I can't think of anyone better than Linda Beeson. As long as Queen & Company has been around, we have noticed little bits and pieces in Linda's work. It seemed natural to ask Linda to help out for projects for the last CHA. We are thrilled that Linda also agreed to create some projects especially for the blog. We asked Linda to let us know a few words about herself, and her first gorgeous project is below - along with tips and techniques - watch for more in coming days!
November Guest designer - Linda Beeson.
"I live in Southern California with my husband. We have raised four kids and now enjoy five pretty amazing grandkids! These same grandkids and a digital camera give me all kinds of reasons to scrapbook. Add all of the wonderful supplies that the companies keep coming out with and I could just make cards and layouts all day long! Not to mention altered projects.
I have really enjoyed how adorable so many of the Queen & Co. products have been over the last couple years but the new self adhesive felt has me really hooked! This stuff makes for a really great reason why being the featured designer for the Queen & Co blog for this month is such a fun opportunity for me. Thanks Q&CO!
The pumpkins are from a little set that I picked up at Joann's. I painted two of them with metallic paints and for the other one, I covered it with Mod Podge and strips of patterned paper by Paper Salon. When these were dry - I went over each of them with Sparkle Mod Podge. This just adds such a fun little bit of bling.
I cut each leaf from the strip of felt. The backing was removed from each one and they were each placed on solid green card stock. As I put the two layers together - I inserted a long straight pin that I had cut the head off of first. A piece of wire that will bend easily will also work. A length of the pin was sandwiched between the sticky part of the felt leaf and the cardstock and a part was left sticking out from the leaf so that I could bend it and insert that into the pumpkin. I cut the cardstock around the shape of the leaf. The names of the guests were printed on the white cardstock and cut into tags. As I inserted each leaf into each pumpkin with the pin, I put the pin through the hole in the tag first so that both could be added to the pumpkin at the same time. I did add some glue to the pin to help it stay in place.