Tuesday 7 May 2013

So excited at being a blogworthy link.

I have just seen that I am one of Tim's Blogworthy Links today along with some very talented people which makes me both very happy and humbled to be part of such an amazing group. A huge thank you to Tim for choosing me and huge congratulations to the others which includes Alison, Gillian and Candy. Yay girls way to go.
Please scroll down to see my newest piece for Crafty Individuals.
hugs Brenda xox

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