So... or should that be sew? Well, in fact, strictly it should be "sol" but let's not get bogged down in technicalities... Hello all, and welcome - with an especially big welcome to the new followers, who are probably now wondering what on earth they've let themselves in for.
I'm sharing a tag today, a design piece using some more of the lovely goodies from eclectic Paperie. As usual, you'll find all the links to what I've used at the foot of the post. There's also a sneak peek down there for you!
So (again) here's my little tribute to the extraordinary Julie Andrews, inspired by the fabulous sewing-themed Wendy Vecchi stamps Art by Hand. (If you're anything like me, you're now humming the song to yourself, so if you need a soundtrack for this post, it's here! Or you could take a detour to this fabulous dancing flash mob in a Belgian station...)
I'll be doing a more detailed tutorial for this over at the eclectic Paperie blog at the end of this month, but just wanted to share a few pictures with you today.
I used the Farmhouse Paper Company collection, Fair Skies, for my background, with washes of paint and some sanding to create a shabby chic look, and then used some of the stamps to create more texture.
I stamped the scissors and thimble separately and glossed them up with Pewter Distress Stain and some clear embossing powder for a metallic look. I added a little spool from my stash and wrapped some red thread around it, which I also gave a slight wash of paint too, to soften the colour.
The lettering is some more of my favourite Alpha Parts - this time the Ransom set. Kim has been selling these off at eP - if you're very quick you might just get some at a bargain price! They come in a black plastic finish, and I really enjoy altering them.
This time, they've had a coat or two of ivory acrylic paint, and then I blended some Chipped Sapphire DI onto the top surfaces. For some reason it didn't want to play ball with the paint surface, so you get a lovely pale version of Chipped Sapphire!
I finished it off with some paper ribbon from my stash, and that will bring us back to Do...
I'm also sharing a new project over at Artistic Outpost today - here's a quick sneak peek, as promised - it would be lovely if you had a moment to pop over there and check it out (though it will also appear here in full in due course).
But for now, thank you so much for stopping by. Have a happy Tuesday, and see you soon!
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
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