Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fabric Delight

Hi all, it's time for another challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog which is Things with Wings and this week we are being sponsored by Crafters Companion.  My DT piece was based on a tutorial I did a few days ago over on That Craft Place Blog which was all about stamping on fabric, this was my first ever tutorial and I managed 34 tutorial pictures, I would really love for you to take a look :-). Since going on my retreat with Artsycrafts I have become a real lover of fabric, and it seems to be on most creations that I do, over at Mojo Monthly Sarah is challenging us to What is your Style, I would love to enter this hanging as fabric is certainly becoming part of me :-).  I also would like to enter my piece to Simon Says Stamp and Show who is challenging us to What do you say, I love the sentiment - Songbird Fly by paperartsy as it reminds me of music and freedom :-).

Can you tell I have learned how to make my picture on here bigger lol, yep certainly in your face, but I am proud of it, I feel such an achievement to say that I wouldn't normally have ever used a sewing machine.  Best thing though is able to just randomly go all swiggley as I can't do straight with sewing, but it still looks not too bad lol.  The backing is a really tough piece of card I got in some packaging which I put TH washi tape around then dry brushed fresco paint on it (I love this stuff, the whole thing above was made with it, the backing, painting on fabric, on the flowers, metal and on acetate.  The bird which I learned from artsycrafts is using a bird die cut acetate and black card, stamp on the acetate, paint the flowers on the back, when dry add gold paint all over and then put black card on the back, the paint acts as a glue.

Wow I almost forgot to tell you about the DT call were having at That Craft Place, the deets are here, it's a fantastic place to design for :-).

Don't forget to check out that tutorial, I know I'm selling myself lol, but the shop blog at That Craft Place is really quite new, as we only have a few followers, so I'm sort of hoping some of my followers will go and take a look, it would be so great to get a comment as this really was my first tutorial and I would love to know if was ok :-)

Hope you all have a fantastic crafty week, I'm hoping to add a bit more on here this week, last week was spent trying to do the tutorial which I enjoyed but realised at some point you had to stop!!!!  Thanks for visiting :-) Kerry xxx

Stamps - Paperartsy (squiggly minis 10, HP1005), Crafty Individuals (CI-230)
Paperartsy small bird die
Paint - Paperartsy Fresco Paint (wild berry, rose, mocha mousse), Reeves acrylic paint (gold)
TIm Holtz washi tape and lavish trimmings
Archival ink pad coffee
Creative Expressions - metal tassel
Button - Prima (flower)
Stash, beads, button, lace, calico, thread, odd bits fabric, other charms, wire, packaging)


505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I love the large photo - that way I don't have to squint as much......

What a wonderful project! I'll go check out your tutorial. I'd love to try stamping on fabric!


Sarah said...

I love your piece and I am very partial to a bit of pink now Ruby is around. The birds look wonderful and the layers, stitching and fabric makes it extra special. Love it...well done you.
Thanks so much for the mail and news...fingers crossed for you and the family. Hope you soon have a feisty teenager on your hands again! Thanks for calling by MMM - and yes there's two months to play along. Ooops! I just changed it - thanks for the heads up. Sarah.

butterfly said...

I love this! And probably at least partly because I have a terrible time with fabric and stitching myself... I'm going to save the tutorial to my favourites to have a proper look at when I have a bit more time. Gorgeous, gorgeous piece of work!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Hi Kezzy... I was just over at La De Dah, and Sarah has extended the Mojo Monthly Your Style in to August too, so get it in there!!
Alison xx