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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First Project on New Blog for Dragons Lair Designs Group Challenge

First project on new blog!  Yeah!  Still work in progress but like everything I do I do by jumping in head first.  Probably accounts for the headaches, huh?  At Dragons Lair Designs Fan page on Facebook, we have a group challenge going on involving the use of a free (Yes! Free!) image and creating something with it.  If you request it you must use it to get the next month's and you have plenty of time so look at this project and run over there and get it!  Here is the link: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

I have been exploring mixed media a lot recently and being a sewer and a stamper an article I found on flags really intrigued me.  I just dipped my toe into the water on this with this project but I love it anyway!  The image may be requested at the Facebook group or bought at the Dragons Lair Designs Store on Etsy (link below).  I used the top hem of an old sheet (no tab needed!) and ripped the edges.  I  layered on a floral piece tearing the edges again and then a piece of burlap with the edges tattered.  I sewed all of  the pieces together with a dark thread and zig zag stitch.  The next step was to dye a used (but cleaned!!) dryer sheet with a robin's egg blue stamp pad and some water smushed together.  After it dried, I ripped it and mashed it up as a nest and glued to the top of my fabric flag.  I could have sewn and probably will next time.  The the debate whether to glue the image on or sew and sewing won out!  It is not perfect but that was what I was going for.  I stamped "Spring", a bird cage, and lovely little blue bird on the casing on which the flag hangs.  And now it will go hang in my kitchen window to encourage the birdies!!
P.S.  I have hand sanitizer and starch in small mister bottles in the shop and grabbed the hand sanitizer instead..yep the letters ran some but I still liked the results!

Happy Crafting!


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8 comments:

  1. Fabulous Nan! Loving your new blog! Gorgeous background and header! Love it! And a great project to get it started! Mo x

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    1. Thanks so much, Mo, for taking the time to look at the new blog with all you have going on right now! It means a lot to me! Hugs and good wishes to the sick and hurt ones in your family. Hope you are getting all the sickness out of the way for the year!

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  2. Love your new blog Nan! Great imagery. Your project here is awesome, love the sewing.
    Thanks for sharing your new bloggy home! ~kim

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    1. Thank you for helping me get it up and running! And as an unpaid assistant! lol!

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  3. Great name for your blog! Love this project for Dragons Lair! Super use of fabric. Best wishes in your new blog home! Susan xx

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    1. Thanks Susan for taking the time to check out my new home:) Hope to get the hang of it soon!

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  4. Yay !! Just checking the new link and here you are :-D Loving the new Blog look :-D
    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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    1. So many thanks to you, Ike! You have been such a great mentor for this old lady!!

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