I thought I'd share this tip here, although we are in the midst of Mothers Day inspiration. Anabelle O'Malley has another fabulous tip - this time for your scraproom. Enjoy!
"I thought I'd share a fun tip for storing Felt Fusion. I found that once I opened a pack of felt, I hated folding it back up to put away. Inevitably, it got tangled up and finding the exact piece that I wanted was a hassle. I decided to make a space in my room to hang it up! Several years ago, one of my students painted a bunch of clothespins for me to use in my classroom to hang up student work. Since I don't need them in that capacity anymore, but still love them, I decided to use them. I glued them to my closet door. (Now, these doors are old and junky and I don't care about them getting messed up. But if that's not your thing, you could glue them onto a strip of wood and mount it somewhere in your room). Now, when I open a pack, I just clip up my felt. My table is facing my closet, so I can always see what I have to use. Plus, the fun colors and patterns make for some fun and funky decor in my scraproom!"
Mothers Day is not too far away so I thought we'd start posting some gorgeous mothers day projects here on the Queen & Co blog. The design team have been busy working away at various inspirational bits and pieces, check back over the next few weeks to see more!
The following layout is by Anabelle O'Malley. The tropical felt fusion is one of my favourites, and again it looks so good on this layout! I love how Anabelle used a tiny piece of felt and four of the Queen & Co brads to do the small detailing up in the top left corner here. Awesome! Queen & Co jewels finish this project off beautifully.
The quote is as follows, thanks for sharing, Anabelle! "When you are a mother, your are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice. Once for herself and once for her child." Sofia Loren.
I'm always trying to think of new ways to add texture and interest to my projects. For this card I wanted a unique place for the sentiment so added a rub-on directly onto a large brad. It's super easy to do and can be placed anywhere on you card or layout (flower centers, borders ect..). With all the rub-ons available and different colors and shapes of Queen & Co. brads the possibilities are endless.
Another quick tip - this time from one of our readers, Katie Kerwin from Royal Oak, Mich.
" I just read Maggie Lamarre’s idea about using the adhesive backing from felt as a mask and then Annabelle O’Malley’s suggestion about spraying felt shapes with glimmer mists. They’re both such great ideas.
As I was reading Annabelle’s instructions, I thought of something that’s a fusion of the two ideas: Instead of spraying on waste paper, why not use cardstock or patterned paper? (inside the trash can, of course. Or my favorite ‘spray booth’: the old cardboard box) You’d get glimmered felt and a masked image on background paper with the glimmer mist overspray—two for one. Who doesn’t want more ways to use their goodies?"
I agree! Thanks for sharing, Katie! Let us know if anyone tries this! We'd love to feature your creations on our blog.
Another tip from one of our Queen & Co blog readers, Petrina McDonald from Australia. I'll leave it to Petrina to let you know exactly what she did, but before I do, I just had to say how much I love this. It's really arty, the sewn lines on this are gorgeous. It's something I'd love on my wall.
" After finding my way over to the Queen & Co blog , I thought I'd share this LO I created using some of the adhesive felt in the scroll design. I had it in lime green but wanted it to be pale yellow to match my layout. So I painted it - while it was stuck down on there!! And then I made it into a feature, drawing around it and extending the design using some water colour crayon. Thanks for looking! "
Do you ever try to look at product in a different way? I know I do! Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. But be creative and think outside the box. That's what I love to do with Queen & Co. Fab Flowers! I have made them into stars, snowflakes and flowers with edged petals. You can see below some easy steps into take a simple flower and soupin' it up!
It seems that there is no limit to the ways we can play with the felt ribbon! Glitter seems to be the hot thing right now, and here is another tip put together for you by Anabelle O'Malley. Thanks Anabelle!
I love glitter. I'm always looking for ways to add it to projects. It only seems natural that I'd want to add it to the Queen and Company felt.
To create this card, I used the felt along with Ranger's Stickles. They are fun to use because you can control the flow of the glitter and can place it exactly where you want it. First, I filled in the spaces on the flowers with two coordinating colors of Stickles. Then, I used it to doodle onto the felt adding even more color and design.
This technique works well with all of the different felt fusion patterns. Some have more open spaces than others, so you can add as much or as little glitter as you'd like.