Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Thought on Burlap

Today over at Thinking Through Design we are talking about Burlap.  Burlap is such a fun way to add texture to your layout.  There are some fabulous ideas shared on the TTD blog this week. 

  When I think of burlap for some reason, I think of fall. And maybe that's because the burlap colors I had were in orange and browns. So I finally decided this challenge would be great to scrap these Harvest dance photos of my daughter. I had considered making fall leaves out of the burlap but once I got it all out and started playing with it, I decided to make these fun circle elements and add buttons on them as well as to create a layered flower with them. I then cut out some simple leaves, pulled out my green embroidery floss and created a few "veins" on my leaves. I added the orange strip across the left side of the layouts as well as the little banner/pennant to the top right to create texture throughout the layout. Don't forget how much interest is added, especially on straight cuts, when you pull one or two of the strings off of each side, like you see on the orange strip, making it look frayed. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and was thankful for the fun reminder to get this wonderful product out of the draw and use it! 

We'd love to have you share your take on using burlap with us!  Be sure and link to our TTD blog. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous 2 pager! I love fall....and burlap goes hand in hand with fall design I think. Hugs!

  2. Great design! I love all of the stitching.