Create a shabby chic or vintage project with a sewing theme incorporating items and/or images related to sewing - think rubber stamps of sewing machines or dress forms e.g., fabric, pattern tissue and even notions such as buttons, zippers, thread, etc.
I chose to make a card for my Mom using some of the beautiful papers from Stamperia's Old Lace 12 x 12 collection. The prints on these are amazingly detailed and give a real dimensional look to whatever you choose to use them on. I had some fun using my sewing machine to add details. My Mom tried so hard to teach me to sew, so I think she will appreciate the wonky stitches.
Here are some closeups, and following I have a few process shots and a brief outline of what I did. The heart is fussy cut from the collection's cover and I added Distress Antique Linen and Weathered Wood Embossing Glazes to add even more dimension.
Using the lacy print from the pack and one of the darker prints, as well as a scrap of chipboard, I die cut three mannequins using Tim Holtz old Sewing Room Bigz die. I embossed the dark paper dress form with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze. I cut off the 'wood' top and bottom and layered them over the lacy die cut. I glued this to the chipboard die cut to create a sturdy piece which I later popped up using cardboard scraps. I used a snip of seam binding colored with Tattered Rose Oxide and a bow shaped button (shank removed) from my stash for the belt and a piece of trim to embellish the skirt.
Here's some shots to show what I did. These gorgeous oxide colors add just the right amount of pink to the otherwise neutral background. Almost too pretty to cover up!
That's all for me today! Be sure to stop over to the blog to see what my talented teammates have sewn up for you. Then it's over to you! I can't wait to see what you will create for our Sew Sweet challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog. Take care of yourselves! Big hugs!
Distress Embossing Glaze - Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain
Distress Embossing Dabber
Distress Embossing Pen
Distress Archival Ink -Ground Espresso
Distress Oxide - Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Distress Collage Medium Matte
Stamperia Old Lace
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Tiny Text
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Stitches
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Baroque
Rayon Seam Binding
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform