Monday, 16 May 2011

Canvas Creations!

At last years retreat Sarah, who is extremely clever with a sewing machine, made all the design team aprons to wear. This year she decided to do something a bit different and sent us all a Prima canvas apron to alter as we wanted. This is how the aprons looked before they were attacked with paint, mists, flowers, bling and goodness knows what else!


Sarah hand painted the company logo onto her apron with amazing results. She used vinyl thickers for her title and misted the frill along the bottom and stitched some Prima lace across the apron.


Nat's class involved using felt so she added a gorgeous felt and paper butterfly onto her apron.


Mine is definitely not an original idea, after trawling the net for inspiration I found a class by Donna Downey and just modified it a bit to suit my taste. I have used lots of mists, lace and bling as well as a few flowers and of course the odd butterfly.


Cathy used some letter stickers as masks and then misted over the top before removing them to reveal her wording.


Jens gorgeous rainbow creation with lots of little punched butterflies and hand made flowers.


Tracy made her flower out of buckram which she cut using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die, she sprayed them with mist and after they had thoroughly dried she layered them up and curled them. She misted her background to coordinate with her flowers.


Claire's apron is a work of art, she has hand drawn the design and then painted it in, stunning.


Vanessa's apron coordinated with her class with this gorgeous zesty colour scheme although she did have a few issues with orange hands over the weekend!



6 comments:

Dawn said...

Fab - they are all so individual - would love to do one of those as a class!

Christine said...

They are amazing, what a great idea, I think the rainbow one with butterflies is right up my street :-)

Natalie said...

Claire i was wondering what it turned out like....it'a amazing :) :) :)

Jimjams said...

Stunning creativity - I especially love the rainblow flowers one and the masked lettering.

Sarah said...

WoW!!!!! all I can say really they are all truely stunning!

Becky said...

What gorgeous aprons - absolutely stunning.