Thursday, March 13, 2014

I'm entwined in some exciting news.

I've been waiting a while to announce this!!  Now I can officially tell you that I made the Design Team for the Twinery.

I saw an adorable bag on Pinterest and just happened to have some burlap. 
1. I used the bunny cut files from Whimsie Doodles and enlarged it to 4 inches and cut it from vinyl.  I figured the vinyl would be great because it's sticky. You want the bunny to be completely cut through.
2. Stick the stencil on onto the burlap bag.
3. Use a stiff brush and white acrylic paint to fill in the "blank" area of the bunny.
4. I started from the outside edge and worked my way in.
*make sure there is a scrap of paper under the burlap because paint will leak through.
5. Then peel off the stencil
6. I was impatient so I used my hair dryer to dry the paint. Or you can just let it dry on it's own. Acrylic paint doesn't take very long to dry.  
This is a photo of the back side, some of the thicker areas of paint came through the burlap.
7. I picked up some pink Gelato on my still wet with white paint brush (just scribble some pink on the backing -slippery side of the vinyl stencil)

and rubbed it in a circular motion to create blush.
I used Strawberry Solid twine to decorate this bag.
Die cut a tag, stamp sentiment and wrap the Strawberry twine around the top to finish it off.

Now repeat these steps on kraft cardstock to make bunny cards.  Make sure the vinyl stencil has lost most of it's stickiness so that it won't pull the cardstock.

I made these adorable pom pom tails with Solid Strawberry and Caribbean Solid twine from the Twinery

Twine-Caribbean and Strawberry Solid:The Twinery
Cardstock-Kraft, baby pink, and blue: PTI
Tag Die:Spellbinders
Bunny SVG: Whimsie Doodles
Burlap bag was hand stitched because I couldn't find the cord to my sewing machine :

Why not meet the rest of the team??
Denise Hahn
Jen Cuthbertson
Christine Meyer
Rebecca Grecco
DoBea Alberts
Rebecca VanDeMark
Andrew Roberts
Melyssa Connolly
Suzanna Lee
Tobi Crawford
Jeanne Jachna
Stacey Schafer
Anita Mulcahey
Melania Deasy
Katarina Damm-Blomberg

Returning Designers for 2014

Monika Wright - Sr Designer
Jamie Cripps - Sr Designer
Ashley Bores - Sr Designer
Amy Crockett
Tifany DeGough
Jaclyn Miller


Stacey Schafer said...

adorable, teamie!

Mary J said...

so fab!!!

Anita said...

Cute, cute cute. Look forward to getting to know you over the coming year and seeing your wonderful creations. Hugs.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What an adorable little bag and I love the coordinating cards! I can't wait to create with you!

Suzanna Lee said...

What a brilliant idea! Looking forward to a great year together as Twine'ies and can't wait to see what other goodies you come up with!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

What a great DIY project, love it! Welcome to the team, I look forward to more of your fun projects.

Thanh Vo said...

Congrats Melyssa!!!! YAY. Fantastic projects.

Ashley Bores said...

I love vinyl stenciling - very cute! Welcome to the team!

Rebecca Greco said...

I love that bunny! That big pom pom tail is so adorable! Can't wait to see all your other creations this year!