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