Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Plain Sewing for Crafty Individuals

This is one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals and you know how much I love sewing themes so this was great to work with.


I used this stamp to make a book cover.


First I prepared a Tim Holtz arch using layers of Fresco Finish paint and then adhered the image which was stamped twice side by side onto tissue paper. Using the FF colours as washes I added some colour to the image and where I wanted more depth of colour I used promarkers.


The dress was stamped, coloured with FF paints and Promarkers as well and a white pen to put the spots back in and popped onto the arch using foam pads.  I cut the top piece of the arch from another one, painted it and added the sign before adding it, which makes it look a bit like a roof.


The book cover is greyboard prepared with gessso and dictionary paper and an old dress pattern glued over before adding layers of the FF paints finishing with the metallic glaze. (The back cover is the same).


I added some tissue tape and cut kraft card and watercolour paper for the pages, spritzing them with the FF paints and then used the Bind It All to put it together.

I hope you are having a good week and finding some time to do a spot of crafting yourself.

thanks for stopping by today.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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25 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! Brenda this is another outstanding piece ! Wonderful!

Juls said...

Oooh wow this is gorgeous!! Hugs Juls xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic book cover! Great colouring, I just love that spotted dress and I love how you have combined it with the arch shape!

Redanne said...

A fabulous book cover Brenda and I just love how you constructed the dress - a fabulous piece. Hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful cover, love the sewing theme.

1CardCreator said...

What a sweet piece! ~Diane

Karin said...

Fabulous cover, love it!
Groetjes karin

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautiful Brenda - I love the way you have blended all the delicate hues so softly. Nicola x

Fandhmum said...

Totally gorgeous book cover, Brenda,
Rosie x

coco said...

Wonderful cover book, LOVE it...!! Coco x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful book cover, love the images.
Yvonne x

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda, love the shabbyness ♥

butterfly said...

Deliciously shabby chic, and so pretty!
Alison x

Tincan Crafter said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I am typing in caps because I shouted that out. So super cool!

Marjie Kemper said...

Trying hard to stop myself from saying it's sew pretty (oops, failed) but it really is... your dress form is elegant and I love the rich blue background and pattern.

Daniele said...

such a great book Brenda, I need to get my skates on and catch up with my new stamps
hugs and best wishes

Crafty Lark said...

Love this project, what a fab layout. xx Flora

catherine said...

Great design of stamps used here Brenda
x catherine

Alexa said...

Lovely book cover - looks so distressed with those soft washed shades - gorgeous! x

Chris Warner said...

How absolutely beautiful. Fab colours, great composition, simply lovely. I love this. Chris xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome cover design Brenda as you know I have always loved your style and this is no exception, the colours, image and design look amazing.
hugs
lorraine x

Sandy said...

Wonderful book cover Brenda and I so appreciate you telling us how you did it. Can't say I understand the whole process but sure would like to give it a go. What did you use to bind the book with?
Thanks Sugar
Sandy

Shirley Chillman said...

Love the front book cover sweets another gorgeous creation.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ephemera said...

What a beauty Brenda, a gorgeous little sewing book, just love Tim's latest dies, they are 'awesome' xx

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful book!
Lots of techniques used to create this little gem!