My finshed apron and a winner

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I have an Open House at Joann's today and I am hoping to sign up some students for my Scrapbook Design & You class. I was really excited to see a full page ad for classes in the recent issue of Scrapbooks Etc. I can't begin to tell you how much you will learn taking this class. You can go to the SDU website and search for a class near you.
I finally found time to work on the apron I showed you last week. Here's the before
pic.



I washed mine to make the fabric softer but it did wrinkle a bit. I tried to steam it and most of the wrinkles came out but not all. I'm not wearing it to a wedding or anything so I figured I'm good.



Here's the after with 2 colors of Glimmer Mist, some Webster's trim and Sparklers and of course Prima felt vines and flowers. It was easy to spray the mist and I used the techniques that Donna explains in her video here.



Here's a closer look



After I photographed it, I thought it still looked unfinished and in Donna's tutorial she uses a canvas word, laugh. I didn't have any so I used American CraftsThickers to spell out my quote. I glued the words dream and do on with fabric glue. I also covered the letters in glossy accents to seal the glitter and prevent tearing when I wear my apron.



Here's a closer look. My writing is a bit crooked but it makes my finished apron definitely look "artsy". I used a Sharpe marker to go over the penciled quote I wrote. This apron took me about an hour to make. Not bad and super fun. I hope you'll try one and come back and leave me a link to see it!

Now for the winner of the Birthday Bash prize....

Kelly Massman said...

Love your LO! I'm a new follower to you! Yay! And I follow I on FB!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Congratulations Kelly!! Email me your address at shemainesmith@yahoo.com and I'll send your prize out Monday!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

Fabulous girl!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Are you serious? I won! Thanks so much and for letting me know on my blog!! YAY!!!! :-) I'm emailing my address to you now. Please let me know if you don't get it!

P.S. Love your apron!

terisplace said...

Hello, hello sunshine! :)
Just had to pop by and say hi.
Your apron looks fantastic!

Teri

laterg8r said...

very cool apron, love how it turned out :D

Kristi B. said...

Love the apron! :)

Jingle said...

Your apron turned out SO cute!!! Great job!

Sherri said...

that's really cool looking!

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE your apron, how COOL!!

erin said...

this is gorgeous thanks for sharing! i wanna learn how!

 
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