Saturday, 14 July 2012

Helene's Apron

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing another card made from 
Jayne Nestorenko's
Patchwork Polly 
collection of stamps.

The design is named after Helene,
Jayne's best friend who loves gardening
and is also the very talented technique teacher at
Jayne's workshops.
Helene wears an apron when demonstrating
and so I thought I,ll do an apron shaped card.

The stamp is from Creative Expressions and I,m 
not sure if it was Jayne demonstrating it about 7 years ago now,
or not, but it was a while ago!!

I decoupaged the pockets to give them a 3D effect
and allowing me to place things within them.
It is coloured with promarkers and 
the faux stitching is actually part of the stamp.
I love it because it can be used as a mans DIY apron,
a mothers day cooking style apron, or in this case
a gardening apron and many more besides.
So I teamed it up with Helene and her friend the duck,
 who are also coloured with promarkers.

The button embellishments also come from the collection,
as does the watering can.
I added a thin cord for the apron strings
to finish it off.

The card base was created by enlarging the shape
slightly and placed on the  fold .
I hope you will agree its something a little bit different.
For those of you who are kind enough to look regularily
will know that I love my easels and shaped cards .
Put them together and for me, you,ve cracked it.
Now I,m thinking , why didn,t I make this an easel card.
It could quite easily be made into one.
I,ll be adding that to my 'to do list ' lol

 until tomorrow

jens xxx


Celia Harrington said...

Thats a fab card and yes as you say you could make it into a diy one too xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sheila said...

Lovely card Jennie x