Saturday, February 12, 2011

Denim Pocket Hangers

Well I haven't been blogging as much as I had intended to but I am going to try and fix that!  I have a lot of projects that I wanted to share with everyone, some layouts, some cards and a few altered projects so I thought I would share these awesome altered pockets I have been making they are for a swap over at  I started in one group so I had to make 2 pockets but they are so much fun to make that I decided to join a second group.  The really cool thing is that each of my partners have way different tastes so I got to make all different styles of pockets!

The first one I'll share is a steampunk pocket!  I've had this paper for quite a while and had not had a chance to play with it so when my partner requested a steampunk well I was just so happy to finally have a chance to play with these!!

The best thing about these papers is all the fussy cutting options which is one of my favorite techniques.  I have to show you the coolest part of this pocket, at least in my opinion

I had all these great old watch parts from an old Swirlydoo kit that I still had in my stash  I thought it would be cool if I could layer some pieces so I put some glossy accents on some paper then sprinkled some watch part... I added some more clue and then some more watch pieces... there are 4 layers of clock pieces in all there is just so much dimension to this pocket I absolutely love it!

A little tip while fussy cutting, a little inking all along the edge of the cut piece really helps to hide any flaws in the cutting.

Then I got to do a girly pocket, my partner wanted purple which is one of my favorite colors.  Here is what I came up with

The leaf and flower are Prima... the pocket was missing something though so I added a stamped image  The little girl is from Whiff Of Joy, they have the most incredible stamps!  Gorgeous every one of them!  Cant wait to order a few more from them.  Anyways I colored her with my copic markers.  Here is a close up of her.  Isn't she sweet!

Then I got my second group and the biggest challenge for me I was asked to create a country style pocket.  Man I didn't have any clue how I was going to do this one.  It took me 2 days looking through my stash going I don't own anything country well I was lying in bed talking to my boyfriend about how I had no clue what country was and how I was going to do it and then it dawned on me.  I think country; I think bright colors bold designs...  Here is my take on country and I didn't even have to go out and buy anything new.  I had it all in my stash.

Once again my copics save me.  I was looking for brads to layer these Prima flowers and I found these in my stash but the blue one was way too pale, didn't work at all so I took out my copics and died the fabric on the brad and now I love it!  I really like the way this pocket turned out.

The last one I wanted to share is the vintage pocket that I made.  This one was really fun to create too.  I wanted some lace for this one, unfortunately in this small town there is no fabric store, heck there is no Micheal's... there is a local craft shop but her scrapbooking department consists of on shelf unit and honestly I already bought one of everything she had when I started this obsession (hobby), I found a little bit of lace at Walmart but it was white and not quite right for vintage so I sprayed some Spun Sugar Smooch to the lace to give it the right look and started layering all sorts of embellies and here it is

The added bonus of dying fabric with Smooch is that it leave a beautiful glimmer to the fabric which is incredible in real life!  I have to show you guys a close up of the gorgeous brooch I used on this another Swirlydoo treasure I was hoarding...

Isn't it gorgeous?  I love it on this project!  I also added a little pop of color on the cards with my copics again.  I'm finding it really hard to complete a project these days without my copics.  I'm not sure what I ever did without them! 

Well that is enough for me tonight.  Good night and sweet dreams!


  1. Joelle I had never heard of altering denim pockets. Your creations are spectacular!!!!

  2. Wow love the pockets especially the one with the clock parts!

  3. I love ALL your pockets you really did a fab job on ALL of them!!!! Thanks for sharing them with us.