Friday, 14 November 2014

Eclectic Elements and Crinoline Tatters !

Time for another exciting challenge at A Vintage Journey and Brenda wants us to create


a sewing inspired creation!

Any style, any project as long as you tell us what the Tim influence is in your project (a Tim technique, products, tutorials, etc.) Be adventurous and make whatever you like, it doesn't have to include real sewing but must be focused within that theme.  So what are you waiting for!



Tim's Electic Elements Fabric was the inspiration for my fabric hanging, but I am afraid I got rather carried away with the lace and the collage design and now you can hardly see any of it!!



I started by layering pieces of the Electic Elements onto one 4 x 4 inch piece and sewing them to the hessian individually. Just the same as working with paper. I needed the piece to come alive so I used this paper photograph from one of Tim's early paper stacks.



Then it was a case of adding anything with a sewing theme - lace, buttons, small labels ...



… a couple of safety pins, scissors and a stamped sentiment … it was easy to get quite carried away!!



And finally my flower - I used the Tattered Poinsettia die and cut four of each sized petal in crinoline and a couple of the middle sized ones in scrim. I coloured the pieces with a very watery Vintage Photo Distress Ink which I had puddled on my craft mat and whilst they were drying I scrunched the leaves up a bit. Then it was just a matter of layering them with a vintage brad. I love it and I think the nicest flower made yet with the poinsettia die.


This was so much fun and I hope you will have as much fun joining us for this great challenge. And do hop on over to A Vintage Journey as my AVJ teamies have made the most amazing sewing based creations.


Thank you for visiting - have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x


19 comments:

Rita said...

What a fantastic creation Jennie. Love how you have merged all the pieces together and your flower is wonderful. I have made some of those, but have not made a card yet to show them off. Hugs Rita xxx

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely sewn hanging Jennie! love the tans and brown colors - all the beautiful lacey pieces, the photo - and your gorgeous crinoline bloom!

S@ndy Diller said...

Just love your sewing wall hanging. It is especially nice the way you added the scissors, buttons and pins. Sew much fun to look at.

Pallavi Iyer said...

Wonderful project.So perfectly vintage.I have never done a fabric project ever,but I keep seeing these gorgeous wall hangings and needle books and collages and love them all including your wall hanging.The flower is perfect.

Rupa S said...

This is beautiful. ..The neutral tones look fab and as always the flower stands out! Hugs.

Buttons said...

Don't those delicate lacy elements work perfectly against the hessian background Jennie! This is so beautiful and feminine. Jenny x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a beautiful shabby chic piece with so many of my favorite textiles - yumm, burlap, crinoline and lace. LOVE that flower!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a beautiful shabby chic piece with so many of my favorite textiles - yumm, burlap, crinoline and lace. LOVE that flower!

Hugs,
Linda

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful creation Jennie. Your material flower is the perfect addition to your collaged elements and I love your addition of lace.
Julie x

Nicole Wright said...

Super Shabby and ultra chic! Great inspiration for those of us that don't sew!

Marci said...

Gorgeous, and the flower is just divine!

Brenda Brown said...

I love this Jennie and isn't amazing how Tim inspires us in so many different ways. This is a real shabby treasure of a hanging, beautifully designed and made.
hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

Absolutely beautiful Jennie, that poinsettia really does take centre stage along with the beautiful photo! Hugs, Anne xx

Ruth said...

An absolute delight! The tones, all the elements, just perfect and the flower is gorgeous...but then you are the expert flower maker! Ruth x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Jennie, such a beautiful shabby hanger! Love the textural elements from the different fabrics you used and the flower looks stunning! A wonderful project!

Terry said...

Gorgeous fabric hanging, Jennie! I love all the stitching and that shabby chic flower is stunning! Love it!

Julia S-W said...

Such a beauty Jennie. I love the lace with the hessian and the feminine feel (which isn't overpoweringly girlie!). Gorgeous.
Juliaxx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful collage, love the layers and lace
Elegant colours and a fabulous fabric flower

Jools x

crafty creations said...

Stunning !! I love everything about it