Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sew Easy

Lovely refreshing colours are the challenge this week over at The Play Date Cafe with host Julie Ranae.  Must admit I like the flag idea on the stick, great idea for a card, that just came to me as I was typing LOL.  I have created two pieces this week, one card and a tag, one reason being so that I can add the tag to the Tag Tuesday challenge which this week is to make a tag from any other material besides paper.
 
I have used leftovers for my card this week from a few cards I was making a couple of days ago.   I have embossed one piece of pale green card with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  The aperture of the flower was a piece of card left from some punched Tattered Florals earlier in the week.  The SEW is stamped on pale blue card using an old PSX alphabet set and punched out with a small circle punch.
On the other side of the card I have used a Martha Stewart punch to add scollops and a bodice from the Collections Elements range, I actually traced around the shape onto Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper pack.  The fabric at the back is a small off cut I had left from a previous project some time ago.
I have stamped the bodice with a delicate plume image from Stampington using DI ink shabby shutters added a small flower from the Tattered Florals die, again left over from a previous project and some buttons.
 
The tag is two pieces of fabric hand stitched together for stability (but I will probably add to a card at a later date).   Again everything on this tag is leftovers from previous projects.  Have a good evening, Tracy x  

Details:
Stamps - Stampington & Co. S7362 Plume, Wendy Vecchi Just Word Art, PSX Alphabet Set
Ink - DI inks shabby shutters and tumbled glass
Card Stock - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stack, Bazzil, White Card
Other - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Text From an Old Book, Buttons, Cotton, Fabric Remnants, Martha Stewart Punch, Small Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Collections Range (Bodice)

22 comments:

Lori said...

Fabbilicious! Love it!

Cath Wilson said...

Lots going on there, Tracy - great colours, aren't they? I have that PSX alphabet set and use it a lot, lol. Love the buttons and the stitching. Cathx

Juls said...

brilliant!!! I do love sewing images! Love how you have created the manakin the gorgeous colours and all the textures! Hugs Juls

Twiglet said...

Love the fabric/paper/sewing combo - great colours too.

Sarah Anderson said...

Great use of leftovers Tracy! And i love that tag - very yummy :) Great use of the colours in The Play Date Cafe this week xx

cbuswell said...

fabulous, lovely textures! beautiful flowers!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful. Love the dress dummie on both pieces. The tag is FAB!

Helen said...

Gorgeous! Love both these pieces. Great idea for the Tag Tuesday piece.

Wendy said...

Wonderful use of the colours Tracy, I love that Tag!

Netty said...

Brilliant pieces of crafting. Annette x

Ruby said...

Very pretty Tracy! Love your tailor's dummy and fab textures! Glad you could join in the fun over at the PDCC with us this week!

Susan Allan said...

Don't you get a great satisfaction when you use up bits to such good effect?
I love the belt on your dress form and the tag is scrumptious.

Have fun
Sue xx

Tracy said...

Very pretty! PDCC has some great colors for this week. Love the use of the fabric for your base.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both "sew" lovely, Tracy! Love the card and the tag is fabulous.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Truly lovely. Glad to see a bit of sewing with this altered art challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful card and tag, love the blossom! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

You've put your "leftover"s together amazingly well to create that lovely tag!

stampdiva said...

Gorgeous! Lynne M

Terry said...

Gorgeous double duty piece! Love it!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely tag with the leftover bits which works perfectly with the theme of your tag. lovely card with your layered flower. Love knowing that when I come to check out your PDCC entry that you will always have a couple different takes on the colors. Thanks for joining us again at the PDCC this week!

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely projects - the color scheme is so soothing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOW! I love both projects--I love that you made a tag from scraps--what a clever idea~ note to self:: save scraps! LOVE your creations for our color stories! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)