Showing posts with label Fabric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fabric. Show all posts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reading Chair

Hello everyone! I still have some CHA samples to share, that I made for Eileen Hull using her Sizzix Cherished Collection.
This is a cozy fabric-covered reading chair made with the 3-D Chair die. I used Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric to cover the mat board chair and just added some simple embellishment and ink. This is such a fun die, and can fit lots of themes. You can choose whether you use the rocking chair feet or not and you can made the seat into a little box and fill with a gift or sweets. 

The chair was die cut from cream mat board and I used a glue stick to glue fabric to the mat board. The large part was covered back and front. I frayed the edges and inked with Gathered Twigs. The rocking chair feet were also inked with Gathered Twigs.
Assemble the chair using strong adhesive. I also added a few mini staples, to make sure everything was safely stuck.

Since the Scoreboards dies both cuts and scores the material, it is very easy to assemble the chair.
As you know, I like adding photos to my projects and I had the perfect photo for this project, of my son reading in the sofa. I also cut a little pillow from cream felt.

A Chit Chat sticker and two gears gave the finishing touches.
Thank you for looking!
Happy Crafting!
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Chair
Fabric: Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Long Fasteners, Chit Chat stickers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Here & Now Fabric Tag

Hi and welcome! Another lovely day and a new great challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, and it is an anything goes week. I made a tag using a lot of Tim Holtz products.

I sometimes find the anything goes challenges to be hard, since there are so many options. This week, I really let my project be anything goes and just sat down, collected some stash and scraps together and made a tag without much of a plan. I cut strips of Eclectic Elements fabric for the background, frayed the edges and stitched them to the background. I liked the mix of words, numbers and the butterfly.

I set an eyelet in the tag to tidy up the punched hole. The Alpha Parts arrow was painted with Antique Linen and coated with Glossy Accents.

For the focal part of the tag, I layered a bunch of die cuts and papers together. There is a strip of die cut Frameworks, a distressed Alpha card, a die cut flag stamped with a small dancer, two ephemera pieces and a bunch of tiny die cut butterflies. I've been using the Butterfly Frenzy die a lot since I got it. For a sentiment I used another Alpha Part, painted and coated with Glossy Accents.

At the bottom of the tag, I also added some layers, using a film strip ribbon, rub-on words and an Industrious sticker. I particularly liked the lines created with the film strip and the fabric lines showing through underneath.

Join us this week in our challenge and remember that anything goes. It might be you who wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Collage Mini Paper Stash
Dies: Sizzix: Courtyard Frameworks, Butterfly Frenzy, Ribbon Flags
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Tiny Things
Ink: Archival Ink: Red Geranium; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Paint: Distress Paint Antique Linen
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Film Strip Ribbon, Frames & Trims Industrious Stickers, Expedition Ephemera Pack, Alpha Cards, Framed Alpha Parts, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents

Monday, January 13, 2014

Eclectic Elements Clock

Hello everyone! We have an anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. I often have a hard time deciding what to do on the anything goes challenges, this week I was drawn towards a Tim Holtz burlap panel.
I got the idea of turning the panel into a real working clock and also wanted to use some Eclectic Elements fabric. I was happy to discover that the Pocket Watch Frame die cut with one of the Sized Circles inside to create a frame, fit perfectly together with the clocks on one of the fabric prints. So my clock has a fabric face, which I liked especially together with the UTEE clock frame.
I started by smearing gesso on a 4 x 6 burlap panel, without yet having much in mind. I later added a bit more gesso.  
The clock frame was die cut from chipboard and covered with three or four layers of clear UTEE. For a tutorial on the technique I used, check out this post. I finished with a layer of Platinum UTEE, inked a stamp with embossing ink and pressed it into the ink. The embossing ink makes it easier to remove the stamp. Wait until the UTEE cools a bit before removing the stamp. You have to work one section at a time, otherwise the UTEE cools down too fast. Always be very careful when working with UTEE since it is very hot. When it was completely cool, I painted it with watered down black paint and rubbed most of the paint off. The paint remains in the stamped impressions. Finally, I mixed a tiny bit of Biscotti Perfect Pearls powder into Perfect Paper Adhesive and painted over the frame to give it a nice shine.
The fabric clock was glued to a circle die cut from grungeboard, and placed under a heavy book. Then I glued the frame on top and again placed under a heavy book. I drilled a hole through the centre of the clock as well as through the wood of the burlap panel, so that I could attach a clock mechanism. There is enough space at the back of the panel for the mechanism. 
On the background I layered two pieces of fabric, first fraying the edges. I made sure to pick a 'time' definition from the red text fabric, to fit the theme. White paint was rubbed into the word band and it was attached with screw eyes. Since the panels are made of wood, attaching things with screws work very well.
The red text fabric was die cut with a scalloped On the Edge die. I also painted some foliage flowers and leaves with Distress Paint. Some of the paint was rubbed off for a distressed look.
I like the combination of different materials and textures on this project, the rough burlap, fabric, glimmery and grungy UTEE clock and the painted metals.

I hope you will join us in our anything goes challenge this week. As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Happy crafting!!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Burlap Panel 4 x 6, Grungeboard
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk
Embossing powder: Ranger: Clear UTEE, Platinum UTEE
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Foliage FlowersLong Fasteners, Observations Word Bands, Screw Eyes
Other: clock mechanism

Monday, November 4, 2013

Remnants Eclectic Elements Journal

Hello Monday! And of course a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, this week our challenge is Patchwork. This is a really fun theme, use paper, or fabric or any other material you can think of. One of my favorite projects, is to use scrap papers and patch them together into a card or a layout, have a look at this card for an example. But this week, I wanted to use the new Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric.

Remnants Eclectic Journal - Layers of ink
I love these fabrics, with the same designs as some of Tim's papers and stamps. I made a little mini-book/journal. I haven't quite decided what to put inside it yet, I might use it as a travel journal. It would be great as a gift too (but I think I want to keep it). It is 6.5 x 4.75 in (16 x 12.5 cm).
I have almost only used my sewing machine for paper for years now and it was happy to see fabric again. I wanted the covers to be soft and made them from felt and canvas, which were covered with the striped fabric. You can use batting instead of felt, but I didn't have any at home. I stitched around the edges, leaving a spine. Sorry, I forgot to take step photos for this project.
I cut out squares from different fabrics, using designs that I particularly liked, numbers, clocks, text and rulers. All the edges were frayed and they were arranged on the covers. I sew around all of them, not worrying too much about it being straight. This is the back of the journal.
A piece of grungeboard was covered with fabric, using a glue stick and when the glue was dry, I die cut a butterfly from it. I placed in the centre of the clock and attached with a brad, also adding a game spinner. Paint was rubbed into the Word Band and it was also attached with brads.
I love this curiosity definition, it is a favorite stamp of mine too. Two gears and one more game spinner finished the front of the journal.

For the insides, I cut two pieces of natural sticky-back canvas, inked and stitched around the edges and glued them to the inside covers, hiding the stitching and brads. Pages were folded into signatures and tied together with twine before attaching them to the spine, through two holes into which I set eyelets.
I tied all the strings of twine together, making sure they were tight enough.  
I was very happy with how this turned out and the little journal feels great to hold, ready to be filled with something meaningful.  
I hope you will have time to join us this week. As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. The team also loves to look at all the entries every week and pick out projects to be spotlighted.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely week!
Happy Crafting!!
Dies: Sizzix: Mini Butterflies
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Long Fasteners, Observations Word Bands; We R Memory Keepers Eyelets
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile; sewing machine

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Singer Sewing Machine

Hello stampers! Today I have a card to share made with the new Darkroom Door Sewing Machine Eclectic stamp. I love the look of this vintage sewing machine and the stamp is so detailed.

Singer Sewing Machine - Layers of ink
I stamped the sewing machine on a die cut Eileen Hull Seed Packet pocket, which was inked and stamped with the French Script stamp for more texture. Inside the pocket, I tucked a clothes pattern and a button card and a safety needle card, cut from patterned paper. The same patterned paper was used for the background. I also added a piece of vintage fabric to the background and stitched everything in place. The sentiment comes from the Home Sweet Home set.
The Measuring Tape background was stamped on a piece of cream cardstock and I cut one of the tape strips out and inked it with Peeled Paint. It looks pretty much like the real thing. It is a great stamp to combine with the Sewing Machine.
Buttons were die cut from grungeboard, painted silver, sanded, inked and coated with Glossy Accents. I used some tiny wooden spools too.

Thank you for looking!! Happy stamping!


Darkroom Door products:
Stamps: Sewing Machine, Home Sweet Home, French Script, Measuring Tape

Other products:
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crowed Attic paper stash, Grungeboard; Neenah Smooth Cream cardstock; clothes pattern; fabric
Dies: Sizzix: Seed Packet, Labels & Buttons
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap
Paint: Adirondack: Silver
Embellishments: Maya Road Mini Wooden Spools

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CSI case file #63: Sewing Clothes

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Time for another CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge. Sizzix is sponsoring CSI this week, and there is of course a prize to be won. Here is this week's absolutely gorgeous case file:

I loved the inspiration photo, and decided to scrap about an old hobby of mine. I used to sew a lot of clothing as a child and teenager. 

From the evidence items I used: ribbons, flowers, pearls, tape measure, vintage elements, lace, sewing, dress form, and from the testimony, I documented a hobby. I wrote a long piece of journaling which is tucked behind the photo. On this photo I am cutting my mom's clothing pattern paper with a pair of scissors, but the paper on my head hides that I had also cut my own hair. The tab to pull out the journaling was die cut with Tim Holtz new Mini Clipboard die.

I used watercolour paper for my base since I wanted something sturdy. A piece of clothes pattern paper was glued on top with multi-medium, wrinkling it as I went along. The paper was whitewashed with acrylic paint to tone it down a bit and I dry brushed a bit of brown paint on top here and there. Sewing mini blueprints and other sewing related stamps were stamped with Archival Jet Black. I also stamped some circles and dots with Juniper paint dabber (always clean your stamp immediately after stamping with paint). The edges were embossed with Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel and I also stitched around the edges and here and there on the page.

The title was stamped with Tim Holtz new Worn Text stamps and white embossed.

A lot of flowers were die cut with the Tattered Flower Garland from scraps of pink patterned papers and vellum. They were shaped and layered together.

Natural sticky-back canvas was adhered to mat board and three spools die cut from it. The spools were inked with Gathered Twigs and wrapped with twine. The pin in the middle twisted when I took the photo, it says 'memories' at the top.

To make the dress forms, I adhered natural sticky-back canvas to mat board and die cut them from that. They were inked with Gathered Twigs. When I was a child, I collected scrap pieces of fabric from my mom and used it to make doll clothing. I still have quite a bit of these scrap pieces and used it to make the dresses on this layout. These particular pieces comes from a fabric swatch book where I tore out all the fabric. I thought some were too pretty to use, so they were just collected or used as blankets and table clothes for dolls. I think these two flower patterns belonged to the latter. I stitched along the upper edge and pulled the threads together to shape the skirts a bit.

The small dress form was made the same way, using a smaller swatch of fabric.

Another of the flower clusters.

For a border at the bottom of the page I used cheese cloth, lace dyed with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and a tape measure ribbon.

The journaling is long and is about my first memories of sewing together with my mom, the smells and sounds, all the dolls clothes I made, my first pair of trousers when I was about eight years old, the complicated jeans jacket and balloon skirt I made when I was twelve, and about all the clothes I made as a teenager. I've forgotten quite a bit about making clothes, and these days I almost only sew on paper.

Did you see that CSI has a design team call? I hope you will apply, it is a fabulous team to be a part of. You can read all about it here.

Thank you for the visit! Have a great weekend!


Dies: Sizzix: Sewing Room, Mini Sewing Room set, Tattered Flower Garland, Mini Clipboard Top & Bottom
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Blueprints, Attic Treasures, Worn Text, Tiny Textures; Hero Arts: Simply Handmade CL429, circle
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board 6x13; Claudine Hellmuth natural sticky-back canvas; MME and BasicGrey patterned papers; clothes pattern; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; vellum
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black, Coffee; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs; Ranger Emboss-It dabber
Stain: Victorian Velvet Distress Stain
Embossing powder: Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel; Ranger Seafoam White
Paint: Adirondack: Juniper, Mushroom, Snow Cap paint dabber
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-olgoy: Clothes hanger, stick pins; tape measure ribbon, lace trim, fabric scraps

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lace Love

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.

I punched a hole through the fabric with my Crop-a-dile and tied another piece of dyed lace through it.

Join us this week and you can be the lucky one to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.