For this installment of Ideas to Inspire for Kiwi Lane, I was given the opportunity to work with a company I've never worked with before. Gasp! What? A crafting company whose product I don't already have in my stash?! Seriously. It happens. And much more often than people may think. Especially after they view my wall-o-supplies that lines the dining area in our house. One day I should share that with the world. But not today. Today, I get to share with you wonderful product from Hemptique!
I was, oh, so happy when I was sent some of Hemptique's metallic hemp cord! This is what it looks like:
I framed my page using the Kiwi Lane Templates:
Supplies: patterned paper, cardstock stickers (My Mind's Eye); sequins (Teresa Collins Design); cord (Hemptique); stitching template, letter stickers (American Crafts); paper flowers (Prima); pen (Staedtler); ink (Ranger)
I started working with my Hemptique cord and realized that it wasn't quite the color I wanted- all the hemp was natural color and the metallic strings are intertwined. I knew I wanted the metallic, but decided to see if the hemp would take color. So I conducted a little experiment- I put a length of cord in a plastic baggie and sprayed some ink in the bag and squished the cord around in the ink. And it worked! A little too well, actually. I ended up rinsing the cord to remove some of the blue color because it was so dark it looked almost black- pretty, but not quite right for my project.
So what was I going to stitch? I wasn't sure, but then I saw an advertisement for a sale on fabric at a craft store. Muslin and tulle. I thought that they would be fairly easy to cut and stitch, so off to the store I went! I made my huge purchase of 12" of white muslin and 12" of pink tulle (a whoppin' 56 cents worth of fabric) and ran home to get to work! Seriously, kids, I don't remember the last time I was this excited to work with fabric and string.... probably never.
Hemptique makes other cording, string and yarn out of natural fibers like cotton and bamboo- some are natural colored and some are dyed. They even have some cute looking bamboo bakers twine that I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some!
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the announcement of the winner from the Kiwi Lane blog hop!
- Sweetheart 1, 3
- Clara 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B
- Tiny Shapes 3T, 7T
- Thoughtful 2A, 2B
- Tiny Photos