Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Guest Designer, Dawn Lotharius -Featuring her "Charming" Canvas Bag

Our Guest Designer for the month of October is a very special friend of ours and I'm sure familiar to many of you as well!  She is Dawn Lotharius of  Dawn's Craft Space.  Along with cardmaking and scrapbooking, Dawn is truly a Mixed Media artist, as I've seen her work in other mediums as well, like clay, fabrics, and canvas.  Her project today is another example of just how versatile she can be. 



Who Hoo!  I am so excited to be here sharing my project with you!   
My name is Dawn or you might recognize me as Dawnll.  How lucky can a girl get? I was so thrilled to be asked to be the October Guest Designer here at The Rubber Cafe, with this amazing design team and staff.

The hardest part was deciding what to work with first...  So let me share my first project with you now.
I made a cotton Halloween bag, what do you think? Each of the pieces are paper and dimensional, using Charming Kitty and Antique Trunk both from The Rubber Cafe'.
I started by stamping this fun chest on a patterned sheet of paper and loved the leather look. I also really like Ranger's Distress Ink in Tea Dye for this type of  project. You know it is available in many forms besides an ink pad, even stains would work well with this type stamping.
I chose to cut out the paper piece and also remove the inside of the chest. I stamped a chest image on my cotton bag.I used my Scrap Happy Glue when adhereing it down on my bag making sure the background of my image was well covered so it wouldn't lift up.

I stamped and fussy cut two of the fun cat, are those glasses and hats the cutest? After fussy cutting I covered both cats with Funky Flock - Black Soot and LOVE the texture.   
I placed one cat in the Antique Trunk and decided to emboss with this new to me, Tea Stained Mica Fragments embossing powder. These fragments work wonderfully and really looked like Treasure!
The last step was to stamp a couple extra cat faces and cut out just the glasses and hats.
Used some fun dimensional glitter to accent these pieces and then attached with Scrap Happy Glue.
I even used my Scrap Happy Glue  to attach a funky ribbon from my stash.
Well that is my fun project I have to share today, hope you enjoyed my first post.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back at the end of the month with another.
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Charming Kitty and Antique Trunk
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - Funky Flock - Black Soot, Tea Stained Mica Fragments, Really Reasonable Ribbon, funky ribbon
Other: Canvas bag


Dawnll said...

Thanks for having me and it is so fun to see my project on this blog

TesaB said...

Such a darling canvas bag! Such a great idea! Love it!!!

Karen T said...

Once again Welcome Dawn!! Such a cute project! Looking forward to seeing what you come with at the end of the month too!