Monday, 1 February 2016

Sew and Sew

Hi everyone!

    We have a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner and this time it is our wonderful Jan who is leading the way with.........

Sew and Sew

 Fabrics, wool, threads, lace - this months challenge is all about texture, layers and loveliness!

What scraps have you got hidden away? 

Any snippets of favourite clothes you can't bare to part with?

Anything sewing related can be used in your piece. 
You could use hand stitching or get out the sewing machine and don't worry if you are not a fan of sewing - why not try drawing in some fake stitches?  

Don't forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.
Have fun and create something!

I have so many sewing themed stamps! I was well and truly in my comfort zone here! Of course you can use anything sewing related so I added some extras too....

I got a piece of card and stenciled a ledger stencil with Picket Fence DP. This got quite lost in the layers eventually but you can see hints of it here and there

Then I dabbed some Distress ink in Gathered Twig and Faded Jeans onto the craft mat and spritzed with water. I swirled the card in the ink and dabbed and dried the card until it had a lovely speckled look

I dabbed some Gathered Twigs DI through a damask stencil

I then got some stamps from a haberdashery set and stamped with 
Gathered Twigs DI and Potting Soil Archival ink

I added a strip of crochet lace across the card 

I covered a mannequin die cut with dictionary paper and dabbed Ground Espresso DI 
around the edge and then covered it with lace to form a dress

I added an ivory rose to the dress form and tinted it with dabs of 
Faded Jeans and Ground Espresso DI

I folded up some tissue tape to form a skirt

I cut a cotton reel die cut from card and dabbed with Ground Espresso DI and wound twine around it

I added a button and attached a scissor charm....

...and swirled the end of the twine across the card.

I dabbed some Nougat Fresco Paint around the edge of the card and then added faux stitches

I used twine to make a hanger

So there is my sewing hanger! I hope you will pop over to our Creative Corner to see what the rest of my wonderful team have made to inspire you!

I hope you will join in with us at Our Creative Corner this month with your sewing themed creations! 

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Happy Crafting!


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  1. So gorgeously vintage Laura but I love the subtle combination of colours you have added. Some of my favourite dies and stamps in there too! Jennie x

  2. BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, QUAINT, LOVELY.... WOW. Truly love everything about this Laura - it's just DELIGHTFUL. Makes me think of my mother-in-law... how she loved to sew. Thanks bunches for touching my heart with fun memories! j.

  3. Wow I love the depth of layers in the background and the fun haberdashery on top. Hugs Jan x

  4. Beautiful Laura - just love the colours and layers xxx

  5. 'Sew' lovely, Laws!! I love the delicate and dainty feel to this darling wall hanging. I just love the cute little dress on the dress form, too! It's details like that, that make me love your creations!! XOXO-Shari

  6. What a gorgeous hanger Laura, beautiful colour palette and I adore the sewing theme! Deb xo


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