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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Project Tim Holtz

I have created a DT piece for TIO and the Stampman this week, and I want to enter it into the Grungy Monday and Simon Says Stamp and Show some stitching challenges.

 It's all about sewing this week... I really enjoyed making these letters, painted with the fresco finish acrylics in vintage lace and london nights, then stamping and highlighting with vinatge gold rub 'n buff... The clock is from a TH stack, stuck to a clear bauble...

 The frame is distressed in a sandwich of vintage lace, pva glue and london nights, rubbed over with trad tan from Claudine Hellmuth. This left side of the piece holds a tag, the bottom of which is adorned with some dyed TH flower border... each one in the colours of the piece, being milled lavender, victorian velvet, dusty concord, pumice and vintage photo...

This photo also show the torn picture of 4 dress forms. The stamp is from Creative Impressions, and I did the other required technique with it, namely stamping with different coloured  pads on the same stamp, so I used vv, dc and p... I just painted the forms with a dilute solution of inks, smooched on my craft mat... here is the link to that TH tag technique - check it out, it's fabulous!!!

Here is the whole thing - a square frame, divided by some added strips of the chipboard, to make smaller sections. I cut the TH haberdashery dies from chipboard too and painted them with the fresco finish paints- just must haves!!!

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This is a very close up of the dress form, painted, stamped with a TH flourish and embossed in clear ep, as ever!! The broidery anglais edging border "skirt" is the stitching required for SSSS!! Hope it is ok?? The ickle rosette is from a TH die, but cut down a lot and a button added to set it off...

This is the top of the tag, embellished with some dyed seam binding ribbon, a pearl bauble and some ickle scissors, aww!! The texture acquired when doing the TH technique for GM, is very pleasing... I did the whole tag in it, but then overstamped with my home made foam stamp of the dress form, and did the same technique on it...

 Here are two cute bobbins painted as before and adorned with some TH measuring tape and some dyed seam binding ribbon... I am LOVIN it... It only came yesterday and it's such a BIG roll... it distresses brilliantly and looks really good... it was a fab investment!!!

This pic shows how dimensional the piece is and how the tag is related to the whole thing. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this one... a lot more work, but worth it and I shall put it up in my bedroom with the birdie one I did some time ago, which you can see here...


 The saying was cut out with my pinking shears and is stamped and embossed in the same technique as the rest of the challenge, and it comes from the same plate as the 4 dress forms one... it's very useful as a set... The buttons are sewn with some of the seam binding ribbon, cut down the centre...

And finally - here is the view of the bottom right corner, again demonstrating how full of texture and dimension the piece is. I hope it bring inspiration to those who see it for the challenges at TIO and Stampman (Friday), and that it fits the bill for the challenges it is entered for...

Thanks for looking, and leaving me your fabulous comment and ideas... I value each one, I promise you...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

27 comments:

Shelann said...

The details are great and the colors awesome. I love the dress, so dramatic with the rosette and embellishment.

Candy C said...

Hi Frankie! Your vintage dressform/sewing piece is amazing! I love all the details you did on this...but then, you always have such attention to detail. Love all of your pictures...so much to see!! Your colors are wonderful. All the technique you used on this piece ... wow!!! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Always a treat! <3 Candy

Helen said...

WOW!! When you set this week's theme for us I knew it would be amazing - but it is beyond that - it would grace any wall. (mine please!) What a multi-purpose piece too, so many challenges.. love it.

Patricia said...

AMAZING!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL is this!
Love all the details,
Greetz Patricia

Zoechaos said...

Very dark and brooding! Makes me think of the servants attic spaces in those grand Victorian houses. Great work and wonderful details, cannot help but wonder what it looks like irl. XOXO Zoe

Fuchsia said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You must have posted the second I left WOYWW lol

Its Awesome I love it !

jude said...

Absolutely stunning!just love it and would certainly hang in my craftroom..lol
hugs judex

Ruby said...

You are absolutely amazing, my dear! I love every atom of this piece!!!Thank you for sharing... and I love the music....

Terry said...

Sew lovely! You have created an awesome GM15 project. Wonderful!

Janet said...

I am fascinated by your strict attention to detail. Made me think of a piece that had been lost in the attic for years,just found and brought downstairs. Very atmospheric.

Janet xx

Twiglet said...

This is so sew beautiful!!

Twiglet said...

This is so sew beautiful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, this is absolutely breathtaking. Wonderful elements.

ElizabethR said...

Coooorrrrrrrrrrrrr love it Frankie xxx

Wanda said...

Wow! I knew it would be something special, but this is amazing! I love all the detail. A true work of art - and love.
Wanda xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Frankie your creation is awesome, so loving all the beautiful details. xx

Faye said...

Astounding work of art, Frankie! I love all the feely materials you've put onto the tag. Such wonderful detail work. Beautiful.

Beryl K said...

Stunning work as always Frankie
Beryl x

Gillian .... said...

Love those PA Fresco Paints, this is a fab sewing inspired shadow box filled with lots of little trinkets.

Nancy Wethington said...

This is a beautifully done project. All the detail work you put into this is amazing. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Karin said...

This is a fabulous piece of artwork Frankie.I love those PA Fresco paints too! It's an absolute treasure.

fairy thoughts said...

ooooo there is so much going on here, but all good. so much texture and fab detail, it must have taken you ages
janet

sasa said...

Fabulous piece...just loving the moody tones and the skirt is a real beauty. Great texture of the letters too - another mighty fine creative offering!Fab for GM and SSS&S. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Sid said...

Brilliant collection of fab elements !!

Jane said...

Wow, you really showcased your amazing talent this week. Your piece is spectacular. I especially love the dressform details.

donna said...

Wow. There is so much to look at. What a fantastic work of art you have created. I love the colors and texture. Way to art..Donna

Nancy said...

This is wonderful!!! Oh, how I love the dress form!