Wow, the month totally got away from me (how about you?) and I realized I never got around to trying the project I had in mind for Karen Lockhart's Stamp of the Month over at Ellen Hutson LLC. You still have a few hours to scoop up this terrific deal and then you can make one of these recipe holders, too!
I started by stamping the apron with Tsukineko's Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto these coordinating BasicGrey Sugared papers, then cutting them out and piecing them together. Before cutting out the overall red apron, I glued a thin piece of chipboard to the back of the paper so I could cut everything out at once and have it all match up perfectly.
The side apron ties were colored in with Copic Sketch marker R39-Garnet and the sides of the chipboard also colored with this marker, just to finish it off nicely. The dish towel is popped up on dimensional foam tape to give it a 3D effect:
I glued a clothespin to the back of the chipboard apron, to hold a recipe:
And because it bugged me to have the naked wood of the clothespin showing and not matching everything else, I decided to try and color it with the same Copic marker . . . and it worked beautifully! I also colored some clear crystal gemstones with that Copic Garnet marker, so they would match the rest of my project . . . just call me the gemstone chef, LOL!
Burgundy ribbon was glued around the top of the apron, to serve as the neck ties and also so this holder can be hung from my kitchen cabinet knob, to hold a recipe . . . (it matches my red walls, too!):
I hope you'll be able to pick up Ellen's cute stamp kit today before it's gone . . . but if you don't make it, the Apron stamp will always still be in stock at Ellen's store.
I'll be back over the weekend with some more Spellbinder projects and hope I get time to stamp my August calendar . . . I wasn't prepared this month!