Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 193 - Stitch In Time

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you all for your fab lurve creations last week... it was lovely to see some new peeps joining in with the challenge too! This week the new theme is... STITCHES/SEWING. To join in is simples: make a little something, it can absolutely anything you like. Include some stamping and the theme and then hop across here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. As ever, if you haven't got a blog/flickr/image hosting thingybob, just pop me an email with your piccie. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 25th February 2011.


Now, I have chosen the theme this week because of what I am up to for the next few days.. oh yesh, I am very excited.. I am going to the Stitches Trade Show and will be demo-ing... how excited am I? On a scale of 1 - 10 about an... erm... 281 lol Enough of that though and on with the way I made my entry this week: Of course, anything that I do that is remotely stitchy in theme has to have the Alterations Dressform on it. I have cut loads of these since I first got it but have never done it this way... totally inspired by the bambi on one of Tim's 12 tags '11, I covered a piece of Grungeboard with Natural Sticky Back Canvas (LOVE this stuff), using Multi Medium to stick it down good and proper and then I used the edge of my scissors to scruff up the edges of the dressform. I used Frayed Burlap DI to blend colour around the edges and then went right in with a Walnut Stain blending tool to darken the Grunge edges.


The base of the tag was blended with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo DI's and edged with more Walnut Stain. The stamping is the large dressmakers pattern stamped in Coffee Archival and then... I got the sewing machine out! I know! Me! Sewing! With a machine! Well, it is the wee one that Grim bought me last year and having broken it... I fixed it up again and yay, it is working again! I stitched around the edge of the tag - and, confession time... I had planned on one neat line right around the edge but... erm... my sewing skills are very evidently lacking so I ended up going all wavy and doing 2 lines so it looks like it is s'posed to be like that... you won't tell anyone though will you? The little Needle Book is my fave thing on this piece - tis a piece of card stamped with Jet Black Archival and then coloured with DI's and a smidge of Weathered Wood Stain... and I cut another piece of card to go behind it... and then... sewed them together! (I am still reeling from me being about to sew lol) I added a snip of Kraft Glassine inside, again stitched, and then added a couple of little needles to it.



The bobbin (isn't that soooo sweet! Available from The Stamp Attic... just saying ;o)) was coloured a bit with Walnut Stain DI and then I added some waxed cotton and a bodkin and a couple of buttons... and I also added a Spool label but.. it is kind of lost with the whole tag a-top it. The rest of the tag was embellished with Idea-ology and charms to finish.



I am hoping this post does publish properly cos I have scheduled it for the usual midnight time... I will be in bed... need lots of beauty sleep ready for today... if you are going to be at Stitches I hope that I get chance to say howdo... I am on the Creative Expressions stand btw. Right... time to stop with the waffling... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

40 comments:

craftimamma said...

I just knew this was going to be fab when I saw the sneaky peek on FB! Love the wonky stitching and it does look as though it's supposed to be like that, lol! Lots of lovely little bits and pieces to catch the eye each time you look at it.

Have a fab time at Stitches!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lainey said...

you are the queen of tags Hels!! fantastic, love that dress form :) lainey x

sandysewin said...

Hi Hels, There must have been something on the airwaves this week, cuz our creations are quite similar! I finished this earlier this week and blogged about it today. http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/2012/02/18/sewing-room-create-canvas-wall-art/

I love the way you used canvas for the dress form, it looks great all frayed.

Happy stamping!

Netrix said...

Gorrrrrrgeous Hels. I'm very jealous acsh. Hope u have lots of fun tho xx
Jeanette

Artyjen said...

What a fabby tag love your dress form lots. You have a good day you hear!
xoxo Sioux

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous Hels, the colours are just beautiful. I love all of the details. The canvas on the dress form is a fabulous idea.
Have a great time deming at Stitches, hope you have time to look around as well, hugs, Judith xx

Deb Neerman said...

OMG, this is gorgeous! So many fabulous l'il sewing details ... love every square inch!!

shirley said...

Love your gorgeous tag Hels...your stitching is fabulous!
Have fun at the show...wish I could attend.

Helen said...

I love this!! Makes me wish I had one of your mini sewing machines (may just have to check that out...)
Wish I could sneak into Stitches, but no trade pass.... hope the demoing goes well (it will!) and you have a great time... catch up with lots of peeps and get to see Tim....what more could you wish for!

Jo said...

Wonky stitching is IN! Love the needle case book, the glassine just so works. jo xx

Sue West said...

Wow. This is just beautiful. Love it, love it, love it.
Have a great time at Stitches.
Sue xx

Becky said...

Wow that is fab Hels will get my thinking head on to what I can do.Enjoy the show.x

Becky said...

Wow that is fab Hels will get my thinking head on to what I can do.Enjoy the show.x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this Hels, such beautiful colours. Will be over to see your demo on Tuesday- lucky you getting to use all the fabby new stuff. Enjoy xx

Candy C said...

Hels, your tag is really cool! I love all of it! Really neat way to combine the dress form die cut with so many wonderful stamps and elements that coordinate with it! As per your usual....wonderfully colored and distressed!!! I love it! <3 Candy

Sue West said...

Me again Hels. I've been AWOL for a few weeks as Mr Mojo has taken a holiday, but I'm hoping he's on his way back. Here's my entry for this week. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2012/02/stitching-shadows.html
Hugs.
Sue xx

Judy said...

Just found your blog through Pinterest! Love your work! And, don't let a wavy stitched line worry you! It adds more interest and texture to your work! I prefer wavy over straight in my art work! Thanks for sharing!

Suzee Murphy said...

Fantastic Hels i love anything to do with stitching/sewing ..... have entered into the challenge with my take on theme.... you can see it at http://CrimsonMoonCrafts.blogspot.com/
have fun at Stitches !
Suzee x

Bonnie McLain said...

I love your tag... so very GREAT... I think I have to do a paper one too... but I wanted to share with you the sewing that I am doing on fabric too...
Hope you will check it out...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunflowers.html

I am making a couple of quilts using my inks!!! And having a BLAST... Love this stuff... it never ends and I am so glad it doesn't.... Have a GREAT week...
Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Andrea said...

that was a lot of good me phoning you just now, thought stitches started tomorrow, boy I am hopeless, love your art and hope that you have an amazing few days there, catch up with you on your return hopefully xx

Rita said...

Fabulous Tag Hels. I may have a go at this weeks challenge, never done a tag ,but nothing ventured ,nothing gained as they say. Hugs Rita xxx

Enjoy the show.

Kirsten Alicia said...

SO gorgeous!! Hope you're having a great time at Stitches.

Julie Short said...

I hope you have a lot of fun at stitches Hels. The elements you have used work so well together. Love it.
Here is my offering for this weeks challenge.

http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/scrap-label-and-button.html

Have a terrific week.
Julie

Sara said...

Hi you gave me the push to use some material so thank you heres my link http://mypreciouscraftymoments.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-24-stitch-in-time.html, have a great time at stiches. Bye for now Sara

Caz said...

http://candellecreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stampera-stitch-in-time.html

It just scrapes in as the background has some stamping and the ribbon flower is sewn together....oh yes, even the button is sewn on!!!
Loved the tag - that lace round the dress form is gorgeous and the little needle book is so sweet!
I was going to get the sewing machine out but mine's playing up and I wasn't as clever as you...couldn't get it fixed yet - tension thingie is playing up!

Redanne said...

Your tag is fabulous, so much going on but so pleasing too. Just love it. My attempt has a sewing theme and I did sew the buttons on! I am a newby to blogging so hope this link works. http://bollyanne.blogspot.com

cathy< jt said...

Love the dress form and needle book !
I will have to purchase that stamp set ! Love everything Tim !
Have fun !

Cathy

Becky said...

Here is mine

http://becky-bailey-blog.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewing.html

x

Bonnie McLain said...

Well I am glad that you had fun at the convention... sounds like fun... I got into trouble here playing with my dyes, and paper... having a BLAST!!!

I made background papers all most ALL day long...and it is all YOUR fault... LOL...
Thanks for the inspiration...
http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewing-is-fun.html

I did have fun...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

betjunroe said...

This is fabulous Hels! The needle book is such a great idea. My aunt was great at making all her own clothes--I just might make this one as a tribute to her. Bette

Barb Cady said...

Hi Hels, hope you are having a peaceful day after your hectic weekend, wish I could have been there! Your tag is of course wonderful. You have inspired me to have a go at a shadow box, you can find it here: :http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper193-stitch-in-time.html

Have a peaceful week,but set the timer for the tim show!xx

Carol said...

This is a fantastic tag. I particularly like way The little Needle Book opens to reveal needles. You can see my contribution at:

http://carolscraftingadventures.blogspot.com/

Lizzy said...

Here is mine, I hope you like it! xx

http://lizzyshandcraftedgoodies.blogspot.com/2012/02/sew-what.html

BarbaraW said...

Your tag is fabulous! I had fun with this challenge. http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2012/02/hey-there.html

Elaine said...

It was good to see you at Stitches and check out your lovely artworkin person. Here's my quick contribution this week:
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/02/stitch-in-time.html

Rita said...

After visiting Hel's blog and loving her work I thought I might have a go at one of her challenges. Hope you will take a look at what I've done. Heres Mine

margaret said...

Here is my contribution. Sorry to hear about your items that went walkies. Hope they are really happy (not) !!! http://marglovecrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-stamper-challenge_23.html

Lynne said...

This tag is fabulous, love it! It was great meeting you on Sunday Hels and thank you for demoing the Art Parts. I was blown away with all your wonderful samples. Hugs Lynne xox

Rita said...

Sorry Everyone. I think I have put the link to my item on wrong. This the link to my canvas. Hugs Rita xxx
http://rmgcreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/stitch-in-time.html

Sara Jansen said...

Greetings. Once again your art rocks. I thought the tag was great, but then to see it on the wooden spool, all dressed up, just was amazing frosting and crumbled toffee on top. Here's my rendition of Stitches and Sewing.

http://fromthefunroom-adventuresinartscrafts.blogspot.com/

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