Hi there, its time for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time our theme is 'Nature' chosen by our lovely teamie Yvonne. As always our lucky winner will receive a fab prize from our generous sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts. This is going to be a long post so grab a cuppa and make yourself comfy :-)
I've made a wall hanging for my DT project. I've been fascinated by some of the beautiful projects created by my teamie Paula who has done some stunning work with fabric and although I'm not much for sewing I was really intrigued with the idea of stamping and colouring on fabric. I was lucky enough to win Paula's blog candy and the gorgeous stamped bag she created is absolutely breathtaking, thank you so much Paula. Anyway if you want to drool over Paula's gorgeous work pop over to her blog and check out her lovely proects.
I began by creating a background with acrylic paints and then added a layer of PanPastels using various crafters workshop templates. Next came some dried flowers and leaves, attached with matte medium and then coated with more matte medium.
I love foxgloves, they are one of my favourite flowers although sadly we don't have any in flower at home yet. The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque (Honey Bee A5 stampsheet) which I stamped and masked onto some fabric. I did a bit of recycling and used one of the many canvas bags I've picked up at conferences, cut a piece from the back and gave it a few coats of gesso. The flowers are coloured with inktense pencils. I did pluck up courage to dust of my sewing machine and zigzag stitched around the edge to attach the focal image to a layer of frayed crinoline fabric and a layer of green fabric from my stash. I popped the fabric on some recycled corrugated card coloured with panpastels. You can see the image a bit better in this pic
I added some lace, lilac gingham ribbon, a venise lace heart (from the Funkie Junkie) and a triple seam binding bow (again coloured with PanPastels). I wanted to include butterflies and birds with all my flowers so I used a Tim bird and cage die cut and some gorgeous chipboard butterflies from Paula's blog candy. Here;s another pic to show the background in a bit more detail.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad: In the garden
Crafty Ribbons: Butterflies and bows
Emergency Crafters: butterflies, birds or things with wings
Penny Black and More: My favourite things
(my favourite things are PanPastels, pencils and Chocolate Baroque stamp)
Simon Says Stamp and Show: anything goes
Sir Stampalot: bingo challenge
(my line is lilac/purple....ribbon/lace..... pink)
Apologies for being a bad blogger recently, I don't seem to have had much time for visiting or crafting lately with a poorly fur baby and FIL not to mention being rushed off our feet at work. We've got a really important inspection at work this week so we've beenbusy checking and double checking everything but hopefully after this week things will settle down and i'll be able to leave work at work and have time to catch up with all my blogging buddies and of course spend some time in my craft room too.
Thanks for calling by, don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out my teamies beautiful projects if you have time :-)