Harvest Altered Burlap Panel

Hi There & Happy Sunday!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing the altered burlap canvas that I shared earlier this week during our New Release Blog Hop event.

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I took a few step-outs while I was altering this panel, if you’d like to come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog and have a looksee?  I won’t keep you long, I promise!! 😉 🙂

Hope to see you over there!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Harvest & Seed Packets Background (Artistic Outpost)
  • 5″x7″ Burlap Panel; Tissue Paper; Brown & Tan Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Texture Sand (DecoArt Media)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt Media)
  • Small & Large Brads; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Flat Paint Brushes

Sew, Sew, Sew at Our Creative Corner

HAPPY MONDAY & HAPPY FEBRUARY!!  It’s time to introduce our new challenge theme at Our Creative Corner and it’s ‘Sew’ Fun!!

My OCC DTmate Jan, is our Challenge Hostess for the month and here’s her challenge to us for February–

SEW, SEW, SEW

Fabrics, wool, threads, lace – this month’s challenge is all about texture, layers and loveliness!  What scraps have you got hidden away?  Any snippets of favourite clothes you can’t bare to part with?  Anything sewing related can be used in your piece.  You could use stitches, sewing machine or fake stitches.  Don’t forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.  Have fun and create something! 

I “SEW” LOVE Jan’s theme this month and might have gone Sew-Happy with my project–

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–I’ve got machine stitching all over the place!!  But, before I go into the details of how I made this little wall hanging, let me tell you–Our Challenge Sponsor this month is…

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Darkroom Door will be awarding one randomly drawn participant a Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set of their choice ($31.95 AUD value).  Jan will also award her Top Winner with a future Guest Designer spot at Our Creative Corner and her Top 3 favs will be awarded OCC Blog Badges.  Take a looksee at our Challenge Rules for additional details.

Now, back to my very rustic wall hanging….

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I started by pre-cutting and staining pieces of muslin with Distress Stains.  These greens are for the stem and leaves…

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…and these yellows are for the Sunflower head.

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I’m using a lovely Sunflower themed PaperArtsy stamp set by Lin Brown (ELB24).  I stamped the flower head and stem onto the stained fabrics with Jet Black Archival.  I had fussy cut the lighter green stem and leaves and adhered onto the darker green panel.

I ran the stamped fabric through my sewing machine to add a stitched outline to the images then carefully fussy cut.  OH–something that I did with the pieces of fabric before sewing & fussy cutting was, strengthen the fabric with fusible interfacing.  I was worried that the fabric wouldn’t stand up to all of the machine stitching, so I ironed on pieces of fusible interfacing to make the fabric more sturdy.

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I forgot to take pictures while I was stamping and assembling the wall hanging part itself–I was ‘sew’ in the zone!! 😉

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I stamped and machine stitched the front and back pieces of muslin, then colored in a little bit with the same Distress Stains I used to stain the fabric with.  I sandwiched a piece of cotton batting between the layers of muslin, added the three hanger pieces, and stitched the two panels together.

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I adhered the Sunflower onto the panel with matte Decou-Page.

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I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of muslin with Jet Black Archival and stitched onto another piece of fabric that I had stained with Black Soot DS and adhered to the panel.

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I’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration (and motivation) to make something to specifically hang on this cool hangar, and Jan’s Sew, Sew, Sew Challenge theme happened!  The wooden bobbin and bell pull hangar were sent to me by my Artsy Fartsy Crafty Friend-Deb, from Paxton Valley Folk Art.  She creates the coolest banners and when she shares them on her blog, she displays them on this same bobbin/hangar set-up.  Just love it–so simple and clever!!  Thanks again, Deb!! 🙂

Thanks so much for coming ’round again!  It’s been blogging busy here at Ain’t That Artsy Fartsy, but things are about to calm down, now that the 1st of the month has hit.  I’ll be back one more time before the day is out, so I hope you’ll hang with me, for just a little bit longer?!  I’ll be back soon!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Cotton Muslin Fabric; Fusible Interfacing; Cotton Batting
  • Stamps:  Lin Brown ELB24 (PaperArtsy)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Matte Decou-Page (Deco-Art); Black Enamel (Ranger)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Fabric Scissors (Fiskars); Craft Scratcher (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Detail Paint Brush

June in Orange

Happy Friday Everyone!!  Goodness, is the month almost over already?? WOW!!

Time has surely gotten the best of me lately but, I’m sure happy to be here today, with my tag for Tim Holtz’s June 2014 Tag Challenge and Our Creative Corner’s Flaming June Challenge.

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I’m loving both challenge themes at each blog–The primary goal at Our Creative Corner’s monthly challenge is to use Orange and Tim is showcasing his Distress Ink Mono-Print technique.  That sounds like fun to me–Let me show you what I did 🙂

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A real challenge for me with the OCC theme was not having that many orange colors to use.  But, I managed with the three colors of Distress Inks that I have; Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade & Ripe Persimmon.  They did me right proud!!

I’m using a #8 manila tag and 140# cold press water color paper as my bases and I’ve chosen the Burlap Layering Stencil as my mono-print pattern.

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I don’t have the Mini DI’s, just the biggies, but they work just the same, with a little extra ink that ends up on the craft sheet (that will get used!).

I smooshed all three of my DI colors directly onto my stencil and spritzed with water.

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Then laid the stencil down onto my piece of water color paper.  Using a paper towel, I gently dabbed the stencil down into the paper while wiping away any excess ink that’s seeped through under the stencil.

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I love this part and I especially love this burlap stencil!  It has been my go-to stencil to use on mono-print backgrounds in the past (click here) and I love the effect–it’s different every time!!

I heat dried the wc panel and set aside, then grabbed my #8 manila tag and ran it through the left over DI’s on my craft sheet.

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I can’t stand to let any left-over inks go and I always have manila tags ready at hand!  In this case, I’m inking up my manila tag base to give me more orange….

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…and I’m using the left-over ink on the stencil to apply onto my #8 tag base.  Like I said, I hate to let any ink go!!

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Even though the water color panel is going to cover most of this tag, I love the 2nd generation mono-print I got from the DI’s that were left-over on the stencil.  Does that make it a duo-print? 😉

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I’ve got my dried #8 tag and my Burlap mono-print wc panel ready with some of the supplies I’ll need for the next few steps.  Lots o ‘stamping and water coloring and maybe a little fabric and stitch work thrown in for good measure!

I stamped the winged girl from TH/SA Winged Thing I set onto the mono-print panel with Sepia Archival Ink.  I also stamped her with Jet Black Archival onto another piece of 140# wc paper.  Then I stamped her again, using Ripe Persimmon onto a piece of muslin (not pictured, of course!).

I water colored the images using the same 3 colors of DI and my water brush and I used my Tattered Rose DM for her skin tone and Pumice Stone DM for her stockings.  I finished her ensemble with a layer of TH/Idea-ology Frosted Film over her wings.  So shimmery and pretty!

I fussy cut the winged girl out and used the stamped piece of muslin as a frock for her.  I used matte multi-medium to adhere her dress and added a couple of decorative stitches with my sewing machine.

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BTS–I added Dimensional Magic to her crown and alcohol stained rhinestones for some orange toned bling 🙂

I really wasn’t happy with any of the larger sentiment/quote stamps that I have, and none of them really ‘said’ anything to me.  But, I knew one of my Artistic Outpost plates has the perfect quote that would match my winged girl perfectly!!  It’s from the Think & Wonder plate and I did some pre-emptive positioning before stamping each word onto the panel separately.

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I used a Philosophy Tag smudged with a bit of Ripe Persimmon DP and painted the end of a brad to match.

Inking Crinkle Ribbon is always fun!! This sunny color trifecta of oranges I’m using throughout is brought into concentrated delight!!

I pressed my longer piece of crinkle ribbon through the combination of all three DI’s, then I used only Wild Honey DI for my shorter piece of ribbon.  I heat dried while crinkling in my fingers then rubbed with Walnut Stain DI when dried.

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I assembled by adhering my winged girl with a combination of foam squares, double-back tape & matte multi-medium.  The words got lost on the tag once I started putting things into place, so I used a fine tip black Sharpie and made rough boxes around each word.  I added the vellum butterflies, inked in my fav oranges!!

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I made her heart charm bracelet out of a TH/Idea-ology jump ring, 4 glass beads (in oranges, of course) and a brass heart that I first treated with Butterscotch Adirondack Alcohol Ink, then coated with Ripe Persimmon DP.

This was a fun tag to make, using the same 3 DI colors in so many different ways.  There’s DI water coloring going on and DI mono-printing going on, there’s DI dyeing of ribbon going on….And they are all different!!  That is so very cool!!

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So off I go with my ‘June in Orange’ tag to, Tim Holtz’s June Tag Challenge and Our Creative Corner-Flaming June Challenge.

Since I last wrote earlier this week, our Summer weather was taken a hiatus and we’re back to rain and thunderstorms….

So, I’ve been able to spend the last couple of days down in the craft dungeon and not feel guilty about it!!  I’m going to take advantage of the rainy weather and get myself nice and inky and painty and get some of the late cards I should have made weeks ago, done!! YAY!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my offering for today and will join me over at Tim’s and Our Creative Corner’s blogs.  These are just a couple of my fav challenge blogs and there’s always inspiration to be had and shared by all.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari

SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag (Ranger); 140# Water Color Paper; Muslin; Frosted Film (TH/Idea-ology)
  • Stamps:  Winged Things I (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Think & Wonder (Artistic Outpost); Background Basics Text Style (Papertrey Ink)
  • Distress Inks, Markers & Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Ranger)
  • Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Philosophy Tag & Brad (TH/Idea-ology); Crinkle Ribbon (TH/Idea-ology)
  • Dimensional Magic (Plaid); Fine Point Pen (Sharpie); Self Adhesive Rhinestones; Jump Ring (TH/Idea-ology); Glass Beads; Brass Heart
  • Double-Back Tape (3M); Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Foam Squares/Dots; Ink Blending Tool
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Hole Punch; Finger Knife
  • Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Beautiful Wings Embosslits (Sizzix)

PS–I’ve incorrectly watermarked ALL of the photos is this blog…BIG DUH!! The correct watermark should read http://aintthatartsyfartsy.com  (but if you’re here, you found me anyway!!) Sorry…DUH!! 😉

 

Braver, Stronger, Smarter

Happy Friday my Artsy Fartsy Friends!  To end the week, I’m sharing  another of the Thank You cards I made for one of the Hospice nurses that cared for my Mom.  I made this card specifically with the bespectacled girl from the Generation Redux plate in mind because, she kind of looks like the recipient of this card–Gentle and Quiet on the outside, Strong, Brave & Smart on the inside!

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This card is chock-full of all kinds of new-to-me techniques.  Not only background inking techniques, but stamping techniques, too!  Let me show you the artsy fartsy steps I took, to put this card together.  Gosh, where do I start? 😉

The Braver, Stronger sentiment from the Typography plate was also a must for this card and I thought having a  chalkboard frame for it would be perfect to give it an old-timey feel.

I used one of the frames from the Chalk It Up plate that fit the sentiment that I had already stamped on a small piece of black cardstock with Staz-On Opaque White ink.  I did try the chalkboard technique on the sentiment, but, it’s too detailed an image and the chalk muddled everything together.

I don’t remember having this much fun with chalk since I was a little girl writing and drawing with chalks on the sidewalk in front of my house!!  Playing with chalk has grown up!!  😉

I gently rubbed the excess chalk off the card stock with my finger and fussy cut the frame.

I added some foam squares to the back of the frame and positioned over the sentiment.  I had to trim the sentiment down a little bit so nothing stuck out from behind the frame.

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I set aside the framed sentiment and moved on to stamping and coloring the young woman image from Artistic Outpost’s Generation Redux plate.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the image with and colored with Distress Markers and my fine tipped water brush.

I didn't have to be neat since she was going to be fussy cut.

I didn’t have to be neat since she was going to be fussy cut.

I used Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye DM’s to color her in.  I scribbled each pen onto my craft sheet and picked up with my water brush.

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And to give her image that vintagey finish, I lightly inked over the entire surface with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool.  She ended up getting fussy cut and set aside with the framed sentiment.

Supplies for the ink monoprint technique...

Supplies for the ink monoprint technique…

I wanted the background for this card to be bright and happy–I chose Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers DI’s for my ink monoprint .  I had my piece of manila stock cut to size (all of my cards are 4.25″x5.5″) and secured to my craft sheet with a piece of double-back tape on its backside (I tape everything down when I’m stenciling).

I pressed each ink pad directly onto my Burlap stencil and then spritzed the stencil with water.

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Then I laid the inky stencil onto my piece of manila stock and gently pressed my fingertips over the stencil.   I slowly lifted the stencil and here is the ink monoprint for my background.  Very Cool, indeed!  I then inked the entire stock with the same ink colors and my ink blending tool.

OK–any chance to use the splatter brush!  I smushed Spice Marmalade DI onto my craft sheet, gave a spritz of water and picked up with the splatter brush.  Uh, yeah, this time it really got away from me and I ended up with a big glob of watery, inky splatter (I over saturated the splatter brush–you think?).  But, I like it anyways and dry it with my heat tool.

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I love this splatter layer of color over the burlap design–how the orange splatters completely bleach out the burlap monoprint.  COOL!!

I inked the edges of my monoprint layer with Walnut Stain DI, then I distressed the edges, then I inked the edges again with Walnut Stain, again.  Even though this card was going to be rather girlie, I wanted it to also have that rustic, vintage feel to it and I love inking and distressing!!

Nothing says Happy like rays of sunshine!

Nothing says Happy like rays of sunshine!

I’m trying to use my stencils on every project I can, too!  How else can I make this card any happier?  Add some of those sunshiny rays!  But, I kept it vintagey and used Vintage Photo DI for the color of my rays.

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Those rays are going to fit perfectly once I have all of the elements together, but that big splotchy splatter has become one of my favorite parts  and I need to make sure I don’t cover it up when I finally position everything.

I’m going to make some layered flowers using the Tattered Florals die and I’ll be using muslin and tulle.

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I used the ledger image from the Ephemera Background plate and Jet Black Archival ink to stamp onto the muslin.  This piece of muslin is sized to cover the entire surface of the tattered florals die.

I die cut the tulle and the muslin at the same time.  I layered the tulle three times then placed the stamped piece of muslin on top of the tulle.  I also did this so I could see where the tulle flowers are!

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After I carefully pulled and trimmed my tattered florals apart, I put all of the tulle flowers on dark card stock so I could see where they are and be able to keep track of them.

I also gave each tulle floral a layer of gesso for added texture.  I don’t want the tulle layer of my florals to get lost among the solid layer of the muslin petals.  While those tulle flowers are air drying, I’m going to color the little flower brads that I’m going to use for the center of each of my tattered flowers.

I used the altered surfaces technique to add a little color to these plain grey flower brads.  My first layer of DP is Broken China, which got partially heat dried, then wiped down to remove any wet paint.  Then I added another layer of DP in Ripe Persimmon and did the same with that layer of paint–partially heat dried, then wiped down any wet paint.  I’m left with a 3-colored brad that was just plain and grey before!

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Once the gesso was dry on the tulle florals, I inked all of the layers with Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass DI’s.

Each tattered flower was backed with a lose circle of this fun, kind of feathery yarn that I have and then each flower got one of the cute metal brads that got the altered surface treatment earlier.

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Once all of my elements came together, I added some blue rhinestones for a little extra shiny bling….

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…and I added a light coat of Dimensional Magic to her glasses to add a little shine there, too–like those are really glass lenses 🙂

We are all Braver than we believe, Stronger than we seem and Smarter than we think–AMEN!!

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And with that, this card is finished and ready to mail to the extraordinary recipient–A woman who will always be in my heart, for the sincere and loving care she gave to my Mom during the last weeks of her life.  Memories I will cherish forever.  Thank You, Mary, for Everything!!

And Thank You–all of my Artsy Fartsy followers and visitors!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and find yourself getting inky and painty and most importantly Artsy Fartsy over the weekend with your own crafting!  I’m going to send this card over to Artistic Outpost’s monthly challenge for MarchAnything Goes (with AO stamps that is).  Head on over and take a look-see at all of the fabulous creations being made from all over the world!  Who knows, maybe you’ll join in on the Artsy Fartsiness, too!

Until Next Time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari

SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Card Stocks:  Black, Olive and Manila
  • Fabrics:  Muslin; Tulle, Decorative Yarn
  • Stamps:  Ephemera Background, Chalk It Up, Generation Redux, Typography (all from Artistic Outpost)
  • Stencils: Burlap and Rays (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Inks, Markers, Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Antiquities Frosted Embossing Powder (Ranger); Chalk (Crayola); Water Brush; Gesso; Archival Ink (Ranger); Staz-On White Opaque (Tsukineko); Dimensional Magic (Plaid Ent)
  • Ink Blending Tools (Ranger), Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife; Double-Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares; Studio Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Distresser
  • Tattered Floral Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)
  • Flower Brads; Blue Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

Fun with Fabric-Part 3

Happy Friday!  WHEW–This week just flew by for me–How about you?  Tomorrow is the Unique Goods & Curious Finds Market in Sandpoint, ID — I hope those of you who live in the area come by and say HI!  For the rest of you in different parts of the country and world, I’ll post pictures on Monday!  I may even make a special gallery page–I haven’t decided yet…Hmmmm…

SEE YA'LL TOMORROW!

SEE YA’LL TOMORROW!

In the meantime, I wanted to close out the week with the final card in my fabric trio.  Although I’m sharing this card last, it was the first card I made and it’s the card I made a mistake on!  But, I didn’t make the mistake again–That’s what’s important about mistakes!  You Learn From Them!

Embrace the flaws--It's those imperfections that add that "perfect" touch.

Embrace the flaws–It’s those imperfections that add that “perfect” touch.

Supplies I Used:

I started by stamping my speckled card stock base using the larger text stamp from the Le Jardin plate and Antique Linen DI, then I inked the edges of the card with Walnut Stain DI and the ink blending tool.  I used Archival Ink in Jet Black and stamped the tool images onto my muslin scrap and stamped the words onto a scrap piece of speckled stock, too.

You can see bubbles in the fabric from a combo of errors!

You can see bubbles in the fabric from a combo of errors!

The mistake I made with this card is, I did not glue the fabric onto my card with multi-medium before running through my sewing machine.  See–you can see some of the bubbles–PLUS, I thought just securing the fabric in place with a small piece of double-backed tape would hold it in place enough.  NOPE!  So, I won’t do that again!  I will always secure my fabric pieces in place with multi-medium FIRST before doing any machine stitching!  So, I actually learned from 2 mistakes!

Embrace the flaws--It's those imperfections that add that "perfect" touch.

Embrace the flaws–It’s those imperfections that add that “perfect” touch.

Even with my mistakes, this is still a fun, simple card that’s nice to look at!  With the addition of the word token and blue checked bow, there’s something else to draw your eyes to!  Creative camouflage is what I’ll call it!

Have a GREAT Friday and a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday with pics from The UG&CF Market!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

 

Fun With Fabric-Part 2

Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!  I know that I said last week, that I wasn’t going to be posting everyday, because I was going to be busy preparing for the Unique Goods & Curious Finds Market (which is just 4 days away!) but, while I’ve been creating cards and tags and such for The Market, I also think about the weekly and monthly challenge blogs that I like and what I can create for those.  This is another simple card that I made using fabric as my background and I think I’m going to submit this card to the Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes.

The fabrics & the little boy image are both equal focal points.

The fabrics & the little boy image are both equal focal points.

Supplies I Used:

  • Image of little boy from the Le Jardin Plate (Oxford Impressions/Austen Gallery)
  • Speckled Card Stock, Muslin & Paisley Fabric Scraps, Seam Binding, Air Art Tool, Twine, Buttons, Word Band
  • Archival Ink, Distress Paint & Stain, Ink Blending Tool, Stampin’ Up Classic Pad & Marker, Sewing Machine

I ended up making a total of 3 of these single-layer cards with fabric and simple stamped images. This could be my favorite out of all of them (I’ll share the 3rd card in my next posting).  I put this card together the same way I did as the card I shared in last Saturday’s post so I won’t go through all of the steps on this one–but, I’ll say I do love using multi-medium as a glue!  Perfect “gluing” every time!

I glued the fabrics and buttons securely with multi-medium.

I glued the fabrics and buttons securely with multi-medium.

See how everything lays so nicely and smoothly in place? The buttons are glued down, too!  I stamped the boy image with Archival Ink in Jet Black on the muslin piece before gluing it to the blue paisley fabric piece–and then I stitched the two pieces of fabric together and then glued to my card.  The mutli-medium did make the muslin piece a little transparent–you can see just a little bit of the paisley design coming through the muslin.

This bow is worth learning how to make!

This bow is worth learning how to make!

I won’t admit how long it took me to tie this little bow!  If I had an extra finger, it would have gone much faster (the next time I make a bow like this, I will be borrowing a finger from my husband)—If you want to learn how to make this bow, check out the One Lucky Day blog by Paula Cheney–Well worth the visit!  My little bow is made with seam binding stained with Salty Ocean DS and I “painted” the word band with Picket Fence DP to highlight the sentiment.

Little Paisley Boy with Buttons & Bows in Blue.

Little Paisley Boy with Buttons & Bows in Blue.

My little boy blue card is all done!  A very clean, uncomplicated card, made with using a multi-medium as my adhesive and keeping my embellishments simple.  May we all Live In The Moment!

Have a GREAT rest of your day & Thanks for stopping by!!

Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge

Surprised to see another post so soon on a Saturday?  Well, like I mentioned yesterday, being involved in online challenges really keeps me motivated and creative and I’ve got another challenge that I’d like to get involved with.  This time, the challenge I’m going to be entering is the Simon Says Stamp Blog–Wednesday Challenge–Their theme this week is Anything Goes.  Although they’d like us to use some of their stamp line products, it’s OK if we don’t for this weeks challenge.  Here’s the simple card I’m going to enter.

Stamping on fabric adds something special.

Stamping on fabric adds something special.

Supplies I Used:

  • Stamps: Le Jardin (Oxford Impressions-Austen Gallery)
  • Staz-On Ink, Distress Inks & Markers
  • Muslin Fabric, Ivory & Speckled Card Stock, Blue Paisley Fabric, Twine
  • Transfer & Texture Medium, Paint Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Water Brush, Craft Scratcher, Sewing Machine, 3D Dots

I started by cutting the piece of muslin to accommodate the size of the flower stamp.  I scratched the edges of the fabric then stamped the flower with Staz-On ink.  I also stamped the bee image & bee text onto scrap pieces of ivory card stock and inked and colored with Distress Inks & Markers.

Fraying the edges of fabric adds that aged, worn & torn look.

Fraying the edges of fabric adds that aged, worn & torn look.

I ran the muslin piece and the BEE text embellishment through my sewing machine and then inked the stitching with Tea Dye DI, before I attached to my card–I cheated on that part by not sewing the fabric directly onto my card, but only because I learned a trick and used my transfer & texture medium to glue the fabric pieces down, instead.  Very clean and smooth results.

Simple, little embellishments sometimes make the biggest impact.

Simple, little embellishments sometimes make the biggest impact.

Using any multi-medium you have to glue papers, fabric, trinkets, etc, in place is GREAT!  This is a close-up of the very tiny flower button that I glued in place with the multi-medium that I have on hand, and you can also see how smooth the muslin is laying.  I did use a 3D Dot to pop the bee image.

Clean & simple with not a lot of fuss.

Clean & simple with not a lot of fuss.

I think this simple card is worthy of entering into a weekly challenge?  Not a lot of fuss, not a lot of muss–just a sweet little card with a flower and bee and a button.  My first-time submission to Simon Says Stamp!  WOO-HOO!

Have a GREAT rest of your weekend and Thanks for stopping by!!