Well I hope you've all been enjoying the lovely weather, if you're in the UK. We've just come back from a week in Norfolk and couldn't have wished for better weather, and that's not something you can say very often in the UK!
It's also time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge. The lovely Claire has challenged us with the theme 'Good things come in small packages'. Now, you can interpret this any way you like as long as you include some stamping on your work.
I have to say this did have me scratching my head for a while and having thrown out the first few ideas I settled on a little lavendar pouch.
Apologies for the photo's but white on white is not good to take pictures of ! I started by cutting a piece of white cotton fabric and stamping the lavendar image from the Artistic Outpost Flower Market set with black Archival ink. I heat set it then used Dusty Concord Distress Stains to paint the flowers. The leaves were painted with Fresco Finish Hey Pesto paint which was watered down.
The little girl is also from the Flower Market set and I've stamped her on a separate piece of fabric, heat set her and then painted her using Victorian Velvet Distress Stains. I then frayed the edges of the fabric and used a little wadding behind her before stitching her to the main piece of fabric. I've stitched the lace which is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique across the top of the pouch. The large heart is cut from Grunge Paper that is covered with sticky back canvas and then I've rubbed Milled Lavender DI around the edge. The smaller heart is made from shrink plastic that's been embossed with the Tim Holtz Honeycomb EF and then cut out then shrunk ! It keeps some of the pattern from the EF even though it's been melted !
I threaded some white ribbon through the top of the pouch and I shall put some lavendar sachets inside it to finish it off.
Do make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
I'm also entering this into the Artistic Outpost September Referral which is Anything Goes.
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