Monday, 20 February 2012
Sunday Stamper - Week 193 - Stitch in Time
This week Hel's Blog Sunday Stamper - Week 193 - is a Stitch in Time. Using sewing as a starting point, I cut out the Bigz Die - Sewing Room with my Vagabond which I distressed with vintage photo. I cut out a double sided adhesive sheet to the size of the dress former. I peeled off one side of the adhesive rectangle and then put material on it and put it all through my Vagabond using the Sewing Room die again. Once it was cut out, I removed the other side of the adhesive and stuck it onto the dress former. I then put gathering stitches on a strip of material and gathered it to make a skirt and finished it off with a velvet ribbon, using some bling stick-ons for a necklace.
Moving onto the tag, I used the wrinkle free distress technique in tea dye distress ink. The stamps I used were from the Haberdashery (Stampers Anonymous) Tim Holtz in various colours of distressed inks. The black dress form was stamped in pigment ink and I used Tim Holtz Reflections stamp without any ink to remove ink and leave an impression.
I cut up some Tim Holtz tape measure after colouring it in with distressed stain, broken china and adhered it to the tag. I sewed around the tag and needle book. The spool was wrapped in Crafter's Cord and I pinned a small sewing machine embellishment on a mini safety pin (Tim Holtz) .
For the ribbon I dyed it with distressed stain in broken china, threaded it through then voila it was finished.