Add fabric to your entry in some way be it felt, burlap, ribbon or cloth and if you're really feeling brave maybe include a touch of real or faux stitching! We are looking forward to seeing what ideas you have to incorporate this sew special theme in your vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk projects.
Now when I first heard about the theme, I was filled with trepidation, - sewing and me just don't go together, but adding some fabric to a project is no big deal, so in the end I decided to make a very vintage shabby chic project, it's a large card with a pocket that can hold a gift card or tag.
I started with a piece of sticky back canvas that I have had in my stash for ever. I added some Ranger translucent texture paste through one of Tim's layering stencils and let it dry.
I added some colour using Distress Sprays: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet and as you can see it became a complete mess, specially when I added some stamping. At that point I was nearly ready to ditch it all and start over, but then decided to simply cover it all up to hide the worst bits.
I don't own the Dress form die but happened to have some die-cuts purchased on ebay years ago, so I traced around the middle part for the dress (made from a gelli print paper), and decided that would be my focal point.
I also made a flower, made from crinoline and cut with the tattered florals die.
A couple of little ribbon spools, cut with a die designed by my friend Baerbel Born. As you can see I tied some bits of lace around them.
A pair of scissors charm to go with the sewing theme was also dug out of my stash to be added.
And a little doily to cover up the worst parts of the background behind the dressform....
The substrate for my card was an 8.5 by 11 piece of Manila card stock folded in half, I put tissue tape right around the edges and then added this pretty vintage piece of rice paper to the inside.
The pocket was made with the distressed doily die and cut from a piece of card covered with the top layer of a paper napkin in similar colour tones.
The little gift card/tag carries on the vintage sewing theme, both on the back and the front.
And here the tag sitting in its pocket.
Below finally you can see the back of the card. Adding a similar style with the use of some La Blanche stamps.
Well, that's it for now, my vintage sew special project, all complete.
If you haven't been there already, please hop over to A Vintage Journey to see the projects my teamies have created. I promise you will not be disappointed! And please feel free to join in our challenge, we would love to see what you come up with!
Thank you for visiting and have the most wonderful weekend!