Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homegrown in Gilroy

Our first trip to the Gilroy Garlic festival. Garlic, garlic, garlic!

Products used: Patterned paper: BasicGrey Basics Scroll (background), Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety; Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety; Letters: Petals & Possibilities Scrap Metal (Gilroy); Garlic die cuts: K&Company Recycled paper, ricrac, straw, embroidery thread

Anatomy of a garlic clove:
In all of my die cut capabilities, I had no garlic. Who'd have thought? So I needed to get creative. I started with hearts. I picked out a slightly crooked style (Cricut Graphically Speaking) and cut it out regular and mirror imaged. I chose some patterned paper to add character (I used 4 different patterns in all). I layered the hearts and added tufts with ricrac, straw, and 3 colors of embroidery thread.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

My favorite part? The garlic hats bwahaha. Your paper garlics are awesome! :)