Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sew 'n' Sew !

It's my turn to host the challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and I've chosen quite an easy theme and one that I know always goes down well. So for the next 2 weeks we want to see anything that either has the theme of sewing or includes some sewing (real or faux). As always there must be some stamping on your project.


I've used a substrate from PaperArtsy which is grey board that is coated with white card. This give a great surface to start from. I've used the Wendy Vecchi stencil Dotty with Grunge Paste in different areas. When it was dry I painted it with Vanilla Fresco Finish paint. Then I used a baby wipe with Vintage Lace and Moccha Mousse FF. I dried this off and then used some Chocolate Pudding FF around the edges, followed by French Roast FF.  I've stencilled with French Roast too and stamped the text from the PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1215 set using Coffee Archival Ink. I did quite a bit more stamping on the background, but looking at it now you can hardly see any of it ! 


I cut 4 mini mannequins from Kraft card and stuck them together. I then painted it with Vintage Lace FF and when it was dry stamped it with the Wendy Vecchi Vintage Tapestry background stamp using Coffee Archival Ink. I've sponged more FF around the edge and then brushed it with Onyxite Treasure Gold.



The leaves and flowers are from the new Lin Brown stamp set and instead of stamping on to black card I've used brown. I've stamped the flowers withVintage Lace and some Sherbert and Blood Orange FF in the centre. I've used the text stamp from the Hot Picks 1215 set over the flowers and the leaves using Coffee Archival Ink. I used a little plastic flower for the centre of one of the flowers that's been painted with Vintage Lace, then dabbed with Chocolate Pudding and when dry I've brushed Onyxite Treasure gold over it. I painted some card with more Vintage Lace and stamped the sewing room sign and mounted it onto brown card. The two thread cards are stamped onto Kraft card stock and then I've used Distress Inks around the edge. I brushed some more Onyxite Treasure Gold around the edge and added some buttons.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work !


20 comments:

  1. Great tag, fab theme. Love the flowers and that stencilled background Sue. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. I am one happy bunny with this theme Sue plus I think your piece is amazing and more. I make a note to myself every time I leave your blog ... must do more inking!!!

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  3. Great theme Sue, and I love this piece. So much texture and gorgeous details.
    Avril x

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  4. Hi Sue! First, thank you for choosing this theme! Next, wow! I love your tag. It is amazing all the layers of ink and paint used to create this stunning piece. Bravo!

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  5. What a super project with all the wonderful layers, texture, stamping and of course the magic you make with paint.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  6. Incredible tag! Love the texture and colors very much and the centers of those flowers are just extraordinary Sue!!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  7. Hi Sue - gorgeous tag, love the bold images and colours, Esther xx

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  8. ...great Tag Sue, love the texture and the layering, bright & fun with yummy colours...Mel:)xx

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  9. oh wow, had to say that this is truly beautiful. I love it.

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  10. Awesome!!! Love the dotty stencil texture! The dressform is great!!! Fab piece!

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  11. Hi Sue. Thankyou for choosing such a fabulous theme! I think the dots in the background and the fresco paints look amazing and set all the other elements off brilliantly...so well worth all the effort. Great texture, great colours and a great design
    Dot x

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful. I really love the flowers and that hint of pink really brings the whole thing together.

    Emma x

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  13. This is stunning Sue. I love the wonderful colour combo and stunning background/embellishments x

    I heard you are attending Tim's workshop so we may get to meet as mum and I are going to the afternoon class. We are also staying at the hotel too....if not....have fun

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  14. Hi Sue, Superb work so pretty and so much to see. Love the theme to. Sandra X

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  15. Gorgeous, I especially like your flowers ...

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  16. A real stunner Sue. The background looks amazing and the flowers and mannequin are gorgeous.
    xx

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  17. hi Sue, baeutiful project!That background is stunning and I love those flowers.Think I'll have to check those stamps out.
    Claire xx

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  18. A fantastic piece of art - great details and texture.

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  19. Such a beautiful make, Sue - the warmth you've created with those layers of paint is just wonderful. Love the dotty texture, and the flowers look fab.
    Alison x

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  20. This is sew delightful, Sew! Love those flowers and all the details on this fabulous tag!

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