Thursday 29 August 2013
Sunday 25 August 2013
A few years ago a few Friends and I went off on a crafty retreat in Manchester, where we made samplers using loads of tecniques including metalwork dying fabric, stamping and stencilling fabric etc Then earlier this year when my work was on show at Rhos on Sea a Lady spotted this frame and asked if I could make a Wedding Sampler for her Daughter's Wedding in the same colour scheme, but with names and dates embroidered on it.
So here it is, the original frame made from metal craft sheets embossed though the cuttlebug, paint wiped over and then clear embossing powder heated over the top for texture.
The fabric has been dyed with with a mixture of Stuart Gill fabric paints and when dried using the fabric paint again I used the Stampendous Peony all over it.
My very clever Friend added the names and dates for me, she has an embroidery machine, so it was much quicker than me doing it by hand.
Then came the sewing bit, French Knots, Swaroski Bicones, Chinese Coin Crystals and Hearts.
This took the longest as I needed natural daylight for these tiny weeny crystals and knots even with my specs on!!
Happy Sunday Elizabeth xxx
Saturday 24 August 2013
I used up all the odd die cuts that have been on my desk for ages by gluing them on to the canvas before painting it with acrylics. The mini tattered flowers and leaves were cut out of a sheet of TH Vintage Shabby paper, inked around the edges with Faded Jeans (guess what colour my fingers are today). The Prima Dolly was stamped on to white card and coloured in using Lyra Polycolour pencils and some paper piecing with the Vintage Shabby paper for the dress.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The stamp plate I've used is from Chocolate Baroque and is crammed full of nature, bumble bee's galore, all coloured in using Lyra Polycolour pencils which are fab to work with.
The clock die is from Marianne and the label is from Spellbinders.
The base tag has been made up of layers of Grunge Paste, Distress Paint, Gilding Wax and of course Black Soot Distress Ink.
It's been a busy few weeks for me here working at lots of County shows and the Eisteddfod, all good fun but I'm glad to say normal service is now resumed lol, I have crafty withdrawal symptoms and intend to have my fix over the next few days.
Use the link on my sidebar to check out what the rest of the DT have created, they are uber talented Ladies and a great inspiration, and of course you could always join in.
Also going to sneak this in to Hels Sunday Stampers challenge "Waterloo Sunset Time"
Wednesday 7 August 2013
This time over at Dragons Dream TIO Silvia has chosen the theme of Waste/Rubbish, Chipboard and Male, a fab combination!
I'd bought myself a couple of new tops and the green sparkly one had a rather nice chipboard tag attached to it, just perfect for this challenge two out of three requirements!
Hope you enjoy our challenge this time, just click on the link on my sidebar to take you over to the TIO challenge.