Friday, March 14, 2014

Off The Rails Bloghop


Hello, hello!  And welcome to my Craft Corner.  If you're blog hopping, you should have arrived here via the lovely Wendy O'Keeffe's blog, and you will have been inspired by her use of washi tape :)
 
I've decided to use twine for my station.  Here's the layout I created, and some close ups of a few different things I've done with twine:
 

In the pic below, I attached the twine to a hidden shipping tag, which has my journaling on it, and frayed the twine to leave it peeking out at the top of the photo.  To achieve the frayed effect, I just held one strand of the twine, then pulled all the other strands down the length of the strand I was holding onto and let it all bunch up at the bottom.  I then trimmed the excess off.

 
In the next pic, you can see I've used some hessian type twine (that I just found laying around on my desk!) and I just tied a bow at one end, and ran the rest along the bottom edge of my photo.

 
To create the border for the photo, I loosely plaited three strands of different coloured twine together (that co-ordinated with my background) and glued the plaited strand around the edge of the photo.
 
 
 
The twine hanging down from behind the bird's nest charm is the tail end of the plaited strand.

 
Finally, I used glue to 'write' my title, then adhered the twine along the glue.  Such a 'lovely' effect ;).


 I trust you're all enjoying the blog hop, and have seen many amazing and inspiring projects from the DT ladies.
 
Don't forget, to be eligible to win a prize, you need to do the following:
 
1. Create a layout, card, canvas etc using 4 of the DT's favourite embellishments;
2. Link your project up on the Off The Rails blog.;
3. Make sure that in your blog post you let us know:
      (a) which 4 embellishments you have chosen, and
      (b) which DT member's blog you got them from;
4. You need to be sure you are following the Off The Rails blog, as well as each of the DT members' blogs; and finally
5. Comment on this post, then on the Off The Rails blog that you've finished the blog hop.  Click HERE.
 

Here is the list of blogs that you need to have visited and commented on, so you can be sure you haven't missed anyone:

2. Narelle Fasulo  - Flowers  
3. Deena Otway - Buttons
5. Diana Rivero Gonzalez - Flowers
6. Carol Theng - Chipboard shape
7. Gayle Gordon - Bling
8. Fiona Paltridge - Shrinky Dinks
9. Felicity Wilson - Flowers
10. Sue Plumb - Doilies 
11. Rose Andrew - Tags
12. Jelissa Mei - Chipboard
13. Wendy O'Keeffe - washi tape
14. Catie Kennedy - Twine
 
AND, finally, here is what you are playing for - a fab prize pack from GRAPHIC 45!!!
 
 
 Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
 
 
 
 These items are from the By The Sea range and consist of the following:
 
1x 12x12 Pad
1x 8x8 Pad
1x stickers
1x die cuts
1x chipboards
 
Good luck, and I can't wait to see what you all create!  Don't forget to become a follower of each of our blogs and comment on each DT member's blog hop post to be eligible for the major prize and also for a RAK from a DT member or two ;)


Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout & love the colour....great way to use the twine ... :)

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  2. Lovely!! Is so right! I LOVE how you used the twine to frame that beautiful photo. The colors are amazing beautiful page.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Hope you're enjoying the blog hop :)

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  4. A twine word!! how clever is that? WOW this is such a great way to use twine. Guess what I'll be doing on my next project?? Thanks for the clever ideas xx

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Fiona. I'd love to see you use this on your next project xx

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  5. beautiful layout love the twine word so many ways to use twine might have to scrap lift this one - thank you for sharing new ways of using twine

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    1. Go for it Gayle! Such a versatile embellie ;) Thanks for your comment x

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  6. Hi Catie, love what you have done with twine, very clever!! I am pretty sure I am a follower but google is not letting me sign in at the moment to check..

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    1. Thanks so much Lizzy. Hope you were able to check in the end. I think you are a follower already though :) x

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  7. Hi Catie, I love the thrifty way you have used twine as your embellishment, awesome....

    Hugs
    Rhonda A

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  8. Catie I knew when I saw your sneak peak what layout you had used. I love the finished layout beautiful

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    1. Lol Deena - what gave it away?! Thank you so much x

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  9. Love this page, & THANK YOU for all those twining hints...love the 'messy' threads - they look fab, & also the title....VERY clever:):)!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Lizzy - and you're welcome :) xx

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  10. Thanks so much Lizzy! Such a versatile embellie ;) x

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  11. Hm, third time is the charm... Can't leave a comment or find the Follow/Join button... Loving your use of twine, in particular the title, loved that!

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  12. Figured out that you can just add URLs of blogs you want to follow straight into blogger:-) duh! So I am a follower now.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments Beatrice. I'm glad you were able to work out how to follow along :) Welcome x

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  13. Miss Catie, you've done it again! {sigh} FABULOUS background work on this layout (as always), and your use of twine is awesome! (I am quite inspired to do a twine title now myself, thanks!) The photo of your gorgeous Miss Mini Me doesn't hurt the layout on the adorable scale either! ;) XXX

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    1. Aww thanks hon! I hope you do a twine title - can't wait to see! xx

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  14. what a clever use of such a simple embellishment! And I do love the colors on your page, gorgeous!

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  15. I am still having trouble getting logged into google on my home computer.. It has been playing up for days, however I was able to log in on my ipad (???) and I am a follower!! Thought I was, but just checking for the blog hop!! phew..!!

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    1. Phew! Glad you're following Lizzy:) Can't wait to see what you create for the hop. x

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  16. Wow! So many creative ways of incorporating twine.

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    1. Thanks Kripa, glad you enjoyed these ideas :) x

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