I was completely thrilled when I was asked to be a Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey for their current Challenge 19 "All Sewn Up".
Our lovely hostess Brenda Brown has chosen our challenge and I highly recommend that you pop over to check out the wonderful projects that the highly talented design team have come up with.
I feel very honoured to be working with them.
When the team from A Vintage Journey asked me to be a Guest Creative Guide, I was so excited especially when they said that the theme would be "All Sewn Up" how could an ex. Textiles teacher say no to that Lol! So I hope you enjoy what I've made.
For some time now I have been looking for a project to use some of the Tim Holtz fabrics.
I started with one of the Design Rolls to create a patchwork effect around the edge and gradually the project developed.
It began here:
After making this section I decided it needed a background to sit on and took one of the Tim Holtz Masks to sponge through (Latticework) with Silks.
I did this fairly randomly to give a Shabby Chic effect and this is how it looked at this stage.
I used a cotton Calico for this effect and started by sealing it with Gesso. As the cotton is very absorbent, sealing it first uses less paint.
Sorry about the jar Lol! but it gets a lot of use.
The fabric on the left is before application and the one on the right is after.
I then turned to what would be the top of the banner.
Another piece of Tim's fabric and the die was an obvious choice, "The Sewing Room", perfect.
The die was cut three times in Calico, felt and wadding which would be used to pad out the mannequin.
The next stage was to start putting the whole thing together with the addition of some Text from the Word Play Alphabet die and some extra embellishments in the form of Gadget Gears die and Weathered Clock, cut in felt.
With a few other bits and pieces and quite a bit of hand and machine sewing and what do you know, it's "All Sewn Up".
Just in case you were wondering how I finished the top to thread the cord through, here it is....
An old cardboard tube Lol! but it gives the top a lovely shape.
And here is the finished piece again.
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
Now you can pop over to A Vintage Journey to see what the other Creative Guides have made.