November 8, 2011 at 11:08 am #3718
Hi girlies! You've seen the gorgeous work she has done with our kits.
Do you have any questions for her? How does she do something?
You can ask away, right here! Natasha will be checking the thread and will answer back.November 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm #142858
Natasha, as you know – I love your gorgeous lacing designs and have copied you before. My question is. On your more intricate lacing, how do you determine how long to cut your ribbon/lacing? By the way – so glad to see you as a guest designer – you are one of my favorite artists.November 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm #142859
Hi Natasha!! I love your use of eyelets. Do you have a special template to know the correct spacing?
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."November 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm #142860
Hi chickies!! I am so happy to be here! Thanks for your sweet words. ;D
Joy- To be honest, I just guess on the amount of tulle or ribbon. If I'm working on a layout and I run out of ribbon, I can always add more and you can't even tell. If I'm lacing a box, though, I tend to cut extra long pieces so that the other side doesn't look ugly with the extra ribbon. Once you do it often enough, you can pretty much tell how much you need. xoxo
Angelica- I use the Threading Water punch because it has the perfect spacing. If I am adding an edge or border of eyelets, I punch directly onto the paper I am using. However, if I want to add eyelets somewhere in the center of a layout, I use a pre-punched guide, that I made from cardstock and the Threading Water punch, to determine the spaces. Sometimes I just 'eyeball it too' LOL. Hope this helps! xoxoNovember 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm #142861
Thank you so much for your tip Natasha!! I really love the idea of making a template with that punch!! U ROCK!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."November 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm #142857
I use that punch for lacing too! Although I hardly ever do it! Natasha, yours is fantastic!
Do you know that you are going to use ribbon on a lo and where you are going to put it before you start? Do you use sketches?November 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm #142862
I use sketches if I am designing for a sketch site, obviously LOL. But in general, I just get an idea in my head and run with it! I like to add my 'signature elements' (as I have heard them being called LOL) to my projects such as lacing, eyelets, stitching, peek-a-boo edges etc, so I always find a place for it. When I first started scrapping, I did not like sketches because I thought they were limiting, but I was wrong! Some of my favorite layouts are from sketches. It just depends on how you interpret them. For example, in this month's Swirlydoos sketch I replaced the circle with lacing. 🙂November 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm #142863
You are also one of my favorite artists and you answered my question regarding the tool. But for lacing the circle what tool or guide did you use? Also, What is your favorite material to lace with?November 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm #142864
Thanks sweetie! For the circle I used a circle template. I think the one I used is made by Bazzill. I'm not sure. But you can use any circle template that has various size circles.
As for my fave material? It depends on the project. I LOVE hemp cord for more earthy, masculine projects and boy layouts too! For shabby layouts and a softer feel, I like tulle. I also like thin satin ribbon whenever I feel it goes with my layout. 🙂 xoxoNovember 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm #142865
Just wanted to say, I'm a big fan, and it's all your fault that i'm now stitiching on everything lately, including cards! I'm getting much faster at it too!
thanks for all your inspiration! ;DNovember 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm #142866
LOL!!! Stitch away girlie!!! It's therapeutic, isn't it? I love it, but it takes FOREVER!!! LOL! Thank you. 🙂November 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm #142867
I think that is why I never to it. I get frustrated that it takes so long!November 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm #142868
Hi Natasha, I am so glad you are here at Swirlydoos. I am also a fan and love your work. What is the hardest part of completeing your LO? For me it is sometimes the title. Is there one element that gives you a hard time? I also love to see stiching but have not tried it yet.November 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm #142869
Hmmmmm…. that's a good question. The hardest part? Well, the process I use to create my layouts is usually backwards compared to most scrappers. I actually start with an idea and papers and then choose a photo(s) towards the end. The title usually comes to me once I see the photos I want to use. I think the hardest part is probably the photo selection for me because I am running out of photos to scrap! I haven't taken photos of my kiddies in such a long time! What a bad mama I am! LOL. Sometimes I also find it difficult to put on paper what I have planned out in my mind. Some things don't translate well onto paper. I love dimension and sometimes I have crazy ideas!! Thanks for asking. 🙂 xoxoNovember 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm #142870
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