Hello and Happy August! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying Summer, even if you're doing it in air conditioning like me! 😁 It's time for another design team make for Love to Craft Anything Goes Challenge #61!
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I need some more Summer decorations, so I decided to make this. I bought this Createful Heart digi called Backyard Grill because I thought it was adorable and then got the idea to cut the printed image with my Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson Apron die I'd yet to use. I went old skool with patterned papers from Carolee's Creation, DCWV and Creative Imaginations. Then I went really old skool and added some eyelets and brads from my stash. I literally forgot for a bit how to use my eyelet setters, lol, but it did come back to me, finally!
I used this SplitCoastStampers Sketch SC308, but resized it to 7.25" x 8" in PSE. I've been using a 9x12 Stampin' Up 3-ring binder album with oversized 8.5x8.5" page protectors to store my decos in. It's now full of 8x8" decos, and I cannot find any more albums like that, so I'm having to make my decos a bit smaller to fit into the other 8x8 albums I have. I've been experimenting -- this one is my first time to keep the 8-inch height but make the width smaller and I do like it.
The base for my deco is the chipboard backing from an 8x8 paper pad. I used a Posca metallic silver paint pen to accent the legs and various other parts of the grill and to color the utensils. I used the skinniest satin ribbon I had in my stash for the apron strings and neck. Because it was brown, I used brown eyelets and outlined the apron in brown Promarker. I also outlined all the papers with Promarkers in matching colors. I was going to add a beer bottle die cut, but got really tired of messing with it, I guess, because I just now remembered that as I type this. 😬😚😛
MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
3. Double D Challenge: Colors of Summer -- #1/3
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 29: AAG w/Colouring -- #2/2 Promarkers used to color apron and all die cuts except for sun.
9. The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #271: AG -- #1/5 11 Challenges Max
10. TFJB Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Shimmering Summer Fun -- 10 Challenges Max