Time for my weekly DT post over at That’s Crafty where I had some fun with Character Constructions stamps on a That’s Crafty doorhanger.Supplies, instructions, etc, can be viewed HERE.
Have a lovely day.
06 Mar 2016 16 Comments
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19 Jun 2014 33 Comments
Not so long ago I shared with you two cards featuring Darkroom Door’s Corsetry set. At that time I used grey, black and white with a touch of cream however I was keen to stamp up the set again, using some of the other stamps in the set and also working with my favoured brown tones.
A corset was definitely going to be the feature stamp on the canvas but I wanted to use the wonderful advertisement stamp in the set. Of course, working on quite a small canvas I knew that the majority of the background would eventually be covered up however I ploughed ahead, staining the canvas and stamping the advertisement repeatedly to give me this as a base.I tend not to forward plan too much but I had to this time because I wanted to ensure that the woman would be visible once I had completed the canvas with the stamped art, embellishments, etc.The other piece of forward planning was with the corset. The corset, once stamped, actually faces to the right, however with the placement of the woman (above) I wanted my corset to face towards the left. Simply resolved by stamping onto tissue paper and flipping over before adhering to the stained cardstock. This is it after I had taken those steps.I also combined stamps from the Dressmaker set.
A rather out of focus shot! To bring a touch of texture I wound some thread around the stamped thread card. The Dressmaker stamps work so well with the Corsetry set.
Here I folded the stamped measuring tape for some added dimension. Scraps of stained lace and seam binding were the only added extras, and a little button. Thank you for your visit to this most recent scheduled post.
Hope you are all having a lovely week.
02 May 2014 28 Comments
When I announced my, The Sewing Bee Giveaway I did say at the time that I would, at a later date, share with you details of the stamp and links, after all, this was also a DT sample for Darkroom Door.
Only one stamp was used to alter this papier mache box, a new stamp from Darkroom Door, Sewing Collage Stamp, a generously sized stamp rich in detail.It was all about staining to achieve a rich, vintage sepia tone and you possibly guessed that I stamped the Sewing Collage stamp onto tissue paper to achieve this result.
It was a stroke of luck that the dimensions of the stamp was the same as the box lid, what were the chances of that occurring!
The supplies, other than the stamp information, along with a step-by-step can be viewed at Darkroom Door however if you are interested you will need to keep an eye on the Darkroom Door blog as I don’t know when it will appear there. The blog is very active, so if you are a fan of Darkroom Door products it is well worth Following the Blog. I know for a fact that samples of my Darkroom Door artwork have appeared over there before making an appearance here!
I simply embellished the box with vintage style lace and a vintage button and added four little feet.Now comes the interesting part of this post! Who won The Sewing Bee box complete with laces and charms?
The randomly selected winning name is…..
Annie, I sure hope you will like your prize and have fun inking up the stamps.
Thank You to those who joined the Giveaway, added to your sidebars or shared on Facebook. I will try not to leave it too long a gap until I share another Giveaway.
21 Apr 2014 60 Comments
Finally I am here to share with you the final of my Giveaways along with an apology for the delay.(As this box is also a DT sample for Darkroom Door it will mean it will turn up in a future post when I share product information and links)Tucked inside the box are the following items:-
Bundle of lace. All of the lace is vintage except for one long length of new lace.Also nestled inside are two stamps (note:- the stamps are brand new and sold at the Oxford Impressions on-line store as single stamps although both stamps are also part of full sized stamp sets).
Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp – Corset advertisement (now unavailable as a single stamp but can be viewed as part of the Art of Being Beautiful stamp plate.) and Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp:- Standard Designer and
Singer sewing machine charms
The closing date for this Giveaway is April 28th when one winner will be randomly selected.
You must leave a comment if you would like to enter my Giveaway and if you would like a 2nd or 3rd chance to win then please add to your Blog’s sidebar or share on Facebook then let me know you have done so.
In advance, many thanks to those of you who take the trouble to join this Giveaway.
31 Mar 2014 31 Comments
This scheduled post is certainly winding the clock back. It was in the Autumn of last year when Sew Somerset contacted me asking if I would write an article around the tote I had submitted. You can imagine how thrilled I was!
I cannot thank Sew Somerset enough for the pretty manner they photographed the tote. I am never sure of the copyright issues surrounding sharing photographs and text from publications so the photograph I am sharing is one I took prior to submitting (regulars to my Blog know that I never request that submissions be returned to me).
For me, it is always the cherry on the cake when published work features a stamp company I design for, in this instance all the stamps in the article featured in the Winter 2014 issue are Oxford Impressions stamps:-
Dressforms & Corsetry
The notion behind the intention for this tote was explained in my actual article.
Many thanks for your visits. I always appreciate the time you take to visit but all the more so when I am unable to visit your own Blog posts.
19 Nov 2013 35 Comments
When the July/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler was published back in July I was thrilled to see not only the Farm Fresh (see HERE) but also another collection of cards which I had submitted to Take Ten, were published as a feature style article in The Stampers’ Sampler, excited not only for being published but the collection of cards feature possibly one of my all time favourite Oxford Impressions stamp plate, Dressforms & Corsetry.
I won’t bore you with all the cards that were included in this article but here are someYou know how I love all my little details and fragments of this and that and so it touched me that they recognised this with the words included in their intro to the feature.
Here is such a detail of a fragment of stamped found paper which is tissue thin and a scrap of stained seam binding attached to a dressmaker safety pin.A beautiful feather stitch stamp creates a border.This is why I adore stamp plates, I can select a theme and stamp up all the elements I wish to create stamped embellishments such as the word sew , here stamped onto vintage dressmaker tissue and simply attaching a dressmaker snap to this fragment to bring a detail to the card.The final card I will share is this one which is possibly the most elegant of dressforms from the Dressform & Corsetry set One of the details on the card is where I stamped onto pretty fabric which brings texture and also a subtle touch of colour to the card. Thank You for your visit to this post. I have many Christmas/winter related samples to share with you so it is nice to break up the posts to share some different themes every now and again.
22 Feb 2012 39 Comments
Last December it was thrill after thrill to see work published in various Stampington & co publications but December was so frantic I was unable to share this news with you. Finally I am starting to get a wee bit more organised. Today I am sharing a stamped tote that was published in the Dec/Jan issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
The tote wasn’t submitted for a challenge, I sent it on a whim in the hope that it would catch their eye so as you can imagine, I was over the moon to see it printed as a Feature, “So-Chic Stamping”. I have to say thank you to the Editor and her team for the photography and also her lovely write-up about the tote.If you Follow my Blog you will no doubt recognise the stamps as they are often used by me, they are from Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corsetry plate.
I will have more Oxford Impressions’ artwork to share soon, some of it is DT work.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope to be able to catch-up with your Blogs soon.