Using fabric on scrapbook layouts is an elegant trend. Alongside pretty prints, there are more textural fabrics like lace, netting, tulle, etc. Named after a French city, Tulle is lightweight, delicate netting available in various different colors. While it is mostly used in making veils, wedding gowns, ballet tutus, tulle can be used in layout scrapbook layouts of any theme. Tulle can be hand cut or bunched up and stitched to create flowers, it can be used as ribbon, pleated to create borders, etc.
In my layout "Princess", I simply folded a 12 inch length of pink tulle several times to create a border. The overlapping of the folds made the light color of the tulle more prominent. I attached it to my page with simple hand-stitching. You can even staple it on to finish faster or for a more masculine look.
Winter Glow by Irma Peredne from the January 2011 issue issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
In her layout, Irma Peredne showed another quick and easy way of using tulle on your layout. She used die cut flowers as her guide for cutting flowers out of tulle.
Our teen talent contest winner, Jordan Hebl, also had some great ideas for using tulle to make beautiful flowers.
In the next 60 minutes, complete a layout incorporating tulle or something texture. By participating, you'll use up your stash, complete a project, or even have the chance to win a paper stack, mat stack, and pop-up embellishments from the Colorful Life Collection by Die Cuts with a View, and also some scrapper's spools from Karen Foster Designs.
You have 60 minutes to complete the project. At the end of the 60 minutes, photograph or scan your project, and upload the image to the Club CK gallery (learn how to upload your project here). Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your page by 11:15 a.m. MST today. For example, your comment could look like this: "My page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx." One winner will be randomly selected who participates in the live challenge.
Note: If you're new to Club CK, you'll need to create a free account here in order to be able to upload your project. I suggest registering now so your account will be active by the time you complete your project.
If you can't join us for the live challenge, you can still enter to win! The second prize will be awarded to one randomly selected person who leaves the URL link to his or her page in the comments section below by 9:00 a.m MST, Monday, February 7, 2011. The winners will be announced at the bottom of this article.
Can't wait to see what you create!
-Mou Saha, contributing writer
Congrats to Toree who was the randomly selected winner. To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.
Congrats to Becky who was the second-chance randomly selected winner. To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.