Friday, August 10, 2012

Hope Chest Photo Shoot- Creating my Cross Stitch Roses Backdrop

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As I'm waiting for my Hope Chest photo's I thought I'd go ahead and share with you a little 'video' I made of me painting my Cross Stitch Roses backdrop for my photo shoot. I posted on Facebook and Twitter, a little sneak peak of the backdrop, and today is the big reveal!

This backdrop I painted is based off of my new fabric "Cross Stitch Roses" which is a part of my Hope Chest fabric collection with Blend Fabrics. The 'video' is made up of photos I took while I was creating the backdrop, so you can see it being built little by little. I've never made a video before, so I'm crossing my fingers that this works. Do let me know if it doesn't (and send any tips my way) and I'll try to fix it! ; )

{Close-up of my Cross Stitch Roses painted backdrop}

I'm also including some photos of the backdrop I painted here too. I absolutely love how vibrant the colors turned out, and I can't WAIT to see the photo's from my Hope Chest photo shoot to see how it turned out there.

{Photo of my Cross Stitch Roses backdrop from my upstairs window}

I had an absolute blast creating this. It took me about 5 hours to do. I first took my 'Cross Stitch Roses' artwork, and sized one of my motifs in Illustrator so I knew what size I needed to make my stamps. To create my stamps, I cut out 'x' shapes from foam and then glued them to pieces of foam core. I then used craft paint in a variety of colors to stamp the design out onto a huge 10' x 10' cutting of muslin fabric that I laid out on my back patio (of course with a painting backdrop underneath so it wouldn't go through onto the patio!). I also used a gardeners kneeling pad for my knees in order to keep the experience from being painful.

{Me with my creation}

I hope you enjoy seeing a little part of the process and getting a glimpse into a little bit of the behind the scenes prep for my Hope Chest photo shoot. I absolutely can't wait to see the photo's and share them with you too. Hopefully in the next 2 weeks I'll have them and be able to share. Thanks so much for watching my little video! 

6 comments:

  1. that is amazing!!!!!! i love that you painted the cross stitch. such a smart idea. i hope you treated yourself to some ice cream after finishing that task!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura!! Actually, I think I did treat myself to some yummy ice cream! ; )

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  2. Oh, the backdrop is just gorgeous! And I thikn that is my favorite print too. I hope you do something fun with that backdrop after and don't just fold it up and put it away!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! So great to hear that this is your favorite print too! Yes, I think I'm going to use it for a curtain, or as a wall hanging in my studio! The bright colors are sure to keep me happy in the winter : )

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  3. This is so awesome! I love that you did this whole cross stitch look with a stamp. So creative!
    -Ashley Cooper

    www.design-parlor.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this, you have inspired me!

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