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Friday, 29 July 2011

Stampman DT ATC - Show Some Sewing

 This is my DT piece for the Stampman challenge this fortnight... I was saying the other day how much I LOVE the TH sewing room set, so I had to use it again for this challenge. But it had to be different from last time, so I decided to shrink it!!

 The idea is to show some sewing... well actually I can and do sew, but not for pleasure!!! After Pete died and I could not carry my old machine around, and finished up making a nasty mark in my conservatory table when I dropped it!!!! I decided to buy myself a new, light machine with self threading - cos my eyes are not what they were either!!

 I knew, then, that I was going to do faux stitching, and there is only one set in my repertoire which fits that bill, and its the Creative Expressions one... there are zig zags and straights, so I did a bit of both...

 So here they are, printed on the ATC in vintage photo distress inks... These buttons come out SO well when shrunk!!! They look like real  shirt buttons. I printed all the elements and put clear ep on top for some texture... it worked well, once the pieces were shrunk...

So there we have it, as they say - that framies stamp looks as if it's seperately placed but it's not, it's just the way I printed and coloured in... and I liked that effect too. I coloured the lace with vintage photo and the ribbon with distress ink, to finish... hardly complicated, but I really enjoyed the constraint of working so small for a change!! Not made an ATC for ages...

Well, thankd sor looking and commenting - much appreciated!!
Love and light

PS... my new Vagabond has arrived today, let's hope he is not such a whimp as his brothers!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW I love this !

I just shopped, going to wait till it all arrives before I decide what to make for the challenge (good excuse to play with new goodies...)

Fingers crossed for the vagabond ! This is why i love my bigshots, no parts to breakdown & a full 12 x 12 cut space.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic piece and have fun with the vagabond!

Talking Horses Arts said...

OOooh yes love it!Looks wonderful.

Helen said...

Faux stitching is my favourite kind! Love your ATC. Have a great weekend.

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS piece Frankie... loving those sewing elements... I have a sewing machine, thing is, I can't find it since we moved... should try harder I guess lol Hope your Vagabond is stronger than the others and doesn't let you down again.. am on Victor MkII and finger's X'd so far! have a fab weekend x

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous Frankie - I love the sewing things too and this looks amazing all shrunk down.
Hope you have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Janet said...

Beautiful work! Faux stitching is the best stitching of all. Lovely lace to complete the look.

Janet xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great ATC, love the shrunk dress form and your faux stitching. Tracy x

Gisèle said...

Wow, looks great. I love it !! love the colors, the all around lace, and the two dressforms!!
very cool !

Talking Horses Arts said...

Love your blog, glad i found it.

Anonymous said...

Hun what tags do you use ? I can never seem to find any that are as long as your ones seem to be.

Tomorrow is sunday ! can't wait to see what sunday stampers is going to be (itching to play after doing my monthly spreadsheets lol)


http://blog.timetocreate.com.au/ said...

I really enjoy your blog Frankie and seeing what you create.
I have featured your blog in a check out this section in my newsletter this week so I hope some new Aussies come your way and say "Gooday!"

Sherry said...

Fabulous detailed ATC Frankie. The Sewing Room die is my favourite too - although I haven't shrunk it yet so must try that. I've never thought of putting ep on top of shrink plastic before - sounds great! TFS x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous Frankie, they look good shrunk down. Love Elizabeth xxx

kyla said...

ooh, I would not have thought to shrink my dies!! Hope THIS vagabond works out ok...off to dig out my shrink plastic!