Monday 21 January 2013

Sewing Notions for Crafty Individuals

Here is a fun piece for Jean at CI.

I used CI - 328 Sewing Notions stamp set.

I started the design for this card after finding Heather Jacob's blog - Art and Life. I found her work very inspiring and I am sure it influenced the style and direction I took for this card. If you love arty layouts and gorgeous embellishments you will love perusing her posts.

The background for my card was stamped with cash receipt, tape measure and the button card in black archival and stamped over with white acrylic paint and bubble wrap. I used various pieces of brown and kraft card, some stamped, others just inked. As the theme is sewing I just had to use the sewing machine, (but I really must get it serviced and checked).

The sewing machine image was stamped over some green design paper I had and coloured with prisma colour pencils.

I made the needle pack label into a little ticket and made the pocket stamping the scissors over the top again I used prisma colours on it.

The hessian stamp is an oldie, but very effective.

The buttons were painted with white acrylic and some also added to the white muslin.

This little tag I made got a bit lost under the image, but was quite pretty. I am sure I will make more of these for collages.

 I have a very old splatter stamp that I used with white acrylic paint to get the effect over the little tape measure and here's another little button painted as well.

You can
 also see the cash receipt stamp used again on some green card.

You know I just love sewing themes so this was great fun to do. 

hugs {brenda} x0x



Inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda , this is gorgeous from the lovely soft colours to all the yummy layers in the background...Love this piece .. a lot! hugs trace x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card such fab detail.

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist so wundervoll.
Eine herrliche Karte.
Ich liebe das Thema "Nähen"
Du hast das so toll gemacht, so viele Details und verschiedene Arbeitsgänge. Ich bin begeistert.

Von said...

Owwww Brenda I wish I had your knack of collaging images another sensation :)
Still got plenty of snow here :(
Von ♥

Paper Profusion said...

Totally fabulous Brenda - your collaging (sp?) is brilliant. really like this. Nicola x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda. Beautiful.
lovely greet

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Brenda, I hope you`ve been doing well. Great tutorial! I loved seeing each step that you took to add all of those details. The combination of sewing with paper inspires me. I would love to try that one day. Well done :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Brenda! I am positively drooling. Your stitching is so cool - I had never thought of using an alternate color for the bobbin - it looks fabulous! This is as close to perfection as you can get - in my mind - LOL.


Anonymous said...

You are generous to take the time to photograph the various stages.
It is a fabulous stamp set and you have showcased it so beautifully (love the colours).

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I cannot add much more than has already been said other than love the layering, the distressing, the stitching (particularly) and the wonderful vintage feel you have given it. Anne x

Gráinne said...

Absolutely stunning! I adore the background and every little details ... gorgeous.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo how pretty, thanks for all the close ups Brenda, the details are wonderful! Kim

catherine said...

This is just stunning Brenda. Love the colours and the layout to it
x catherine

Martina said...

How incredibly beautiful, dear Brenda! You are always so inspiring!

Sue said...

Brenda this is amazing I love your style you always inspire me to try different things huggles hun xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that image - i hve a machine like that on my bedroom windowsill.. i love anything related to sewing
Lisa x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous layers and textures, love all the Fab details.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

a stunning tag with a lot of beautiful layers!

Netty said...

Loving all the layers and textures Brenda and such a gorgeous design. x

Mariusz Gierszewski said...

Your art work is so pretty :) I invite you to my blog.

Gillian .... said...

Utterly adore this Brenda, so much detail/texture to drool over:) xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, love the sewing and splattering and layering! I really wish I knew how to use my sewing machine. Perhaps you could wing over in your spare time and give me a tute? Thanks, hon!

2amscrapper said...

so many beautiful details. stunning composition!

Terry said...

Brenday, I am not sure where to start! Love the stamped background with black and white paint! Actually I love the bits of white paint along this most gorgeous card! You reminded me that I need to pull out my sewing machine and get it tuned up!!! Poor baby has been so ignorned. Love this card and all the fabulous details! Hugs again!

Anonymous said...

Just lovely, especially all the layering. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lynn Stevens said...

What an awesome collage of images, Well done!
hugs Lynn

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this so much, all the details and techniques and that wonderful hessian stuff. Would love to see this IRL,

Lucy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, This is so gorgeous, love the soft vintage colours on this, and so much detail.
Avril xx