Hello! This week, our challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is 'Lace Love'; real lace, die cuts, stamps, rub-ons etc. I am looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous creations posted to the challenge and don't miss the DT projects, my team mates amaze me every week with the projects they come up with.
As a child, I collected pretty pieces of lace, ribbons and fabric, and decided to use some of them on this tag:
My tag celebrates the lovely texture and lightness of lace and what goes better together with lace than vintage fabric and a quite a bit of machine sewing. The fabric was glued to a manila tag with a glue stick, just in the middle and then pieces of lace were layered on top. Two of the pieces of lace were dyed with Antique Linen Distress Stain first. I stitched everything to the tag with my sewing machine.
I inked only one word from two sentiments from Tim Holtz Stuff to Say and Words for Thought sets, and stamped them on the tag with Coffee ink. To do this, simply tear off two pieces of sticky notepad and mask off the rest of the stamp when inking the word that you want to stamp, then remove the masks and stamp. It is a great way to get more out of your sentiment stamps.
The sweet Tim Holtz image was stamped twice on Specialty Stamping paper with Coffee Archival ink. Archival Ink looks absolutely stunning on Specialty Stamping paper (as does all inks I have used on the paper). I coloured the image lightly with Distress Inks, Antique Linen on the wings, Tattered Rose on her face and Tumbled Glass on the crown. I cut the wings and the crown out from one of the images and adhered them on top of the focal image with foam dots, for dimension.
Two canvas butterflies flutter across the tag, one with a piece of lace as its body, the other with a cute mini wooden spool wrapped with a strip of old magical book paper. Both butterflies were inked with Vintage Photo, as was the wooden spool.
The other butterfly, with a lace body. The flower trim was dyed with Antique Linen Distress Stain, which gives just the perfect amount of an aged look.
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Stamps: Winged Things 1, Words for Thought, Stuff to Say
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Coffee; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Stain: Distress Stain Antique Linen
Surfaces: Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper; vintage fabric
Embellishments: Maya Road Mini Butterflies Canvas; Maya Road Wood Mini Spools; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings; Hero Arts Lace Ribbon; Melissa Frances White Lace Trim; vintage lace