Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sew Distressed !!!!

Hi Everyone................thanks for continuing to follow me. I am so looking forward to the weekend and some crafty time...........all nice and cosy in my little craft room.

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is What are you known for ?  I would say that I am known for my 'distress and collage' pieces. I love to create various backgrounds with Distress Inks 
( particularly Vintage Photo ) and then piece together various stamps and embellishments from my stash. My style can also be a bit quirky at times :-)

Below is such a piece............made for a colleague who had a special birthday and had recently purchased a sewing machine. 



The card is an 8 by 8.........but not an easel one !!!!. The background was inked with Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distress Inks, then stamped with various stamps from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Haberdashery Set  (CMS 105) in Archival Ink.

The corrugated card was also inked with DI's and adhered with Ranger Wonder Tape.


The sewing machine above is one of Wendy Vecchi's Blossom Bucket Embellishments.


The inch tape is from my stash and one that I cut up it was also adhered with Wonder Tape. 

I halved the bobbin or spool so it would lie flat on the card, inked it with some DI's to age it. Some of Tim's stamped images were then matted on to card.


Having stamped the tailor's dummy I cut it in half and adhered some vintage lace and some pearls, as well as a dragonfly from my stash. Some Buttons were added to the corner.


I am also entering this piece in the following challenges:





Hope you are all keeping warm and getting very inky


Hugs



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25 comments:

  1. So much to see and admire Annie! It looks great, what an effort you've put in it! Compliments

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  2. Beautiful! Love the old sewing machine!

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  3. Hi Annie, this is an amazing collage of sewing items which I am sure your friend will love! I adore the sewing machine (it is really heavy isn't it? - can't bear to part with mine) and the needle book piece is wonderfully distressed. You have such a good eye for placement, really love this card. Another set of stamps for my wish list methinks! Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Oh my goodness that sewing machine is awesome! You really rocked out on putting so much detail on your card but it truly is fabulous with all of the layers. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  5. What a great way to celebrate your friend's birthday Annie. This is bound to be treasured by here and is indeed very YOU. Love it! Hugs, Jenny x

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  6. I had the privilege of seeing this card and believe me its even more fabulous in reality. Fantastic Card Annie. Hugs Mum xxx

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  7. Ohh this is such a beauty! Love al the sewing themed embellishments! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

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  8. Annie...your collaged card is so pretty. I recognize those stamps from Tim's Haberdashery stamp set and love them! They are not used nearly as much as the dress form and they should be! :) I love your little collage and all of the elements that you've combined together. Lots of nice texture and interest all packed into an 8x8 card! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  9. Gorgeous make thati am sure will be treasured! Hugs trace x

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  10. This is so creative and a perfect submission to the challenge. So many fun details to look at. Love it!

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  11. I've never seen that sewing machine embellishment before - its a stunner as is your card. You've made the tailor's dummy very cleverly and I love the lace and dragonfly. A really beautiful make. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  12. That's a adorable collage, so many wonderful details. Love the sewing machine. Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Stamping Challenges.

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  13. Oh I just love the little dressmaking embellies

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  14. WAUWWWWWWWWWWWWW Annie this is beautiful.
    So many details .
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny

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  15. Gorgeous, Annie - one of your finest collages to date. I love the spool and needle book stamps - what lovely ephemera, and the sewing embellishments are all adorable! The Range doesn't go further north than Carlisle I'm afraid, so I guess that's why you've not come across it - very useful shop to drop in on if you're ever on a trip down south!
    Alison x

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  16. What a wonderful project, love the half reel - very clever. xx Flora

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  17. Thanks for playing our Button challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

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  18. Gorgeous!!! I love every sewing element! You are fabulous with embellies and collage! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

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  19. It's beautiful, Annie! Love that sweet skirt on the dressform and the bright pop of blue on the spool.

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  20. Super inspirational vintage piece Annie.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

    B x

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  21. Hi Annie
    The skirt on the dressform is an adorable addition and all the wonderful elements you brought together to reinforce the sewing theme.
    I say lucky colleague to be receiving such a creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Fabulous card Annie, love all the embellishments you've used and the corrugated cardboard background is brilliant ! Thanks for joining us at VSC. Sue C x

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  23. Wow, this is great! Love all the different embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  24. Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us for our "Button" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

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  25. A gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at Addicted to Stamps Challenge this time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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Annie x