Sew and Sew
Fabrics, wool, threads, lace, this month's 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 stitches, sewing machine or fake stitches. Don't forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.
Have fun and create something!
Well I had great plans of making a wonderful sewn hanging - it is started but unfortunately didn't get finished as I had a fairly short term call to go to Glasgow to have my second foot operation. So …… sadly I had to resort to some of my dies and stamps to create this little 6" x 2" sewing themed hanging.
I started with a piece of greyboard which I gessoed and added some texture with a gorgeous DecoArt stencil.
I used DecoArt Crackle Paste and when it was dry I spritzed it lightly with Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains.
I love the openness of this crackle paste which allows the distress inks to puddle in the cracks.
I found some small sewing related stamps ………
and used this little sewing die to create a small collage.
So not what I had intended to make for this lovely challenge, but I hope it inspires you to join us in creating a sewing themed project of your own.
Thank you for joining me today and I would urge you to click the link HERE and be transported to our fabulous challenge page where you will see some amazing inspirational projects which I am sure will have you dashing for your sewing machine and supplies.
And our sponsor this month is:
who are sponsoring one Rubber Stamp Set, valued at $31.95 AUD to our randomly drawn winner.
I am pleased to say that the surgery was successful and I am just about coming to the end of my 14 days "sitting with my foot up" rest. Hopefully in the next few days I shall be able to start hobbling around a bit on crutches. At least I know what to expect this time.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a lovely creative week.