Friday 30 March 2012

Altered canvas - Sewing theme

This was a workshop piece and the class just loved making it. My canvas was 8 x 8 but the ladies made a 10 x 10 and did a superb job. 

We used an old tissue dress pattern for the background and washed over it with watered down emulsion paint. The clock face had crackle paint and vintage photo DI on it; the mannequin from Craftwork Cards was painted stamped and inked and a skirt made from the pattern tissue. A smaller canvas wth bookplate and other embellishments finished it off.

Unfortunately I only got photos of two of the ladies work.

Lynda wants to buy a clock mechanism for hers - what a great idea.

Susan used some papers from the Tilda Sewing Bird Paper Pad.

Thanks ladies you were real stars.

For now.

hugs {brenda}  xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Your favourite vintage style
Craft Us Crazy - Altered item



cheryl said...

oh Hun,just love this just adore all the elements you have used on this hugs Cherylxxxx

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous.
I love studying detail.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your workshop piece looks fantastic and your ladies did really a wonderful job :)

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous, I adore the details and sweet glad you played along with F&F...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

May said...

Beautiful work Brenda, Just love it, all the elements are just perfect, I wish I had been there fabulous class, Hugs May x x x

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous canvas Brenda and can see why your ladies loved it.
The 2 you've shown look fabulous too and just go to show what different people come up with using the same materials.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for your lovely comment my friend.I am getting there healthwise (i hope lol ) a few more tests to go but am still caring for my parents and aunt. I am allowing myself craft time in the evenings though ... it keeps me sane hehe.
Now then, i have so missed some stunning pieces here. have just been looking through your page and WOW !! loving your latest art, not least this gorgeous piece, you do 'detail' so beautifully.
hugs June x

Netty said...

Loving the great canvases. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Unknown said...

Ohh' Brenda your sewing canvas is simply fabulous so are your ladies from the workshop, all are just so gorgeous but I love the last one as pink is my fav colour, all are breathtaking... have a super weekend
Hugs Sarah x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda...I happenen to buy TH Sewing Room die today, so this gives me a lot of inspiration!
Have a wonderful weekend!
PS you look very good for someone with the 0 in her age!!! Mine has already got a 1 since Wednesday!
xxx Margreet

1CardCreator said...

So pretty Brenda, love the tissue paper you used too!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous canvas love how you used the clock face and old pattern paper and added to the trip down memory lane with 6/- XOXO Zoe

Kathyk said...

Love the canvas and just bet it was lot of fun to play with.

Have a lovely weekend Brenda, I've got the weekend all to myself as hubby's at a show ...... perhaps I should go craft shopping!


Terry said...

Brenda, what a fun class this had to be! Your canvas is spectacular and as always so many little interesting details! The effect of the dress pattern tissue for the background works so well and I love that you added pattern paper to the dress form! Everything ties in so well, but of course! Thank you so much for joining the Frilly and Funkie challenge!

Have a great weekend and I can't wait to see you in August! WooHoo!

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi Brenda, I love your piece and those of your ladies. The tissue works so well on the dress form, great idea xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Brenda - it's a fab layout and design! so many wonderful details and textures - I love everything - it's stunning!
Hope you are well
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful canvases Brenda, I love the skirts made from the tissue paper and they've all got such pretty detail. xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

what a fantastic card I love this Brenda so much beautiful detail Hugs Elaine

Suzi B said...

Love this gentle, elegant altered canvass it says Edwardian to me :)
suzi b x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooooh, I love that Haberdashery set and what a wonderful piece you created with it. Very cool work with the dress pattern background and using it for the skirt also. The snaps and safety pins make terrific embellishments!

We are so thrilled that you joined in the fun with us this week for our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hope you will be a regular.


Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda this is so darling. I must use pattern pieces in my work! Beautiful idea. t/c, gerri

Anonymous said...

Fantatic project Brenda, I can see why all your ladies really enjoyed making it.
Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the use of the pattern tissue.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful, Brenda! I love all these elements, especially the mini canvas with the bookplate and sentiment and your clever skirt for the dress form. So glad you could join us for the first challenge @ Frilly & Funkie!