Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sewing Room

My next piece has taken me 2 full days to complete, I can't believe it but it has been an enjoyable process.  I am entering this piece for:-
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Tim Holtz Technique.
Grungy Monday -Texture Fades and Distress.
The Sunday Stamper - Use products we LOVE, techniques we LOVE and designers we LOVE.
The Stampman Challenge - Embossing.

I decided I would create a SEWING ROOM within my house using many of Tim Holtz techniques and an array of embellishments and stamping.
I cut the dress form from Grungepaper using Tim's Sewing Room die and added the SHABBY CHIC technique along with a hand made flower from lace and button embellishments including a glass pin which I saved from a bunch of flowers I received on Mother's day.  I have added wings from the Heart Wings Die which have been embossed with Tim's Pattern and Stitches texture fade and coloured with Distress Ink.
For the attic of my house I decorated some antique spools which I found on ebay, decorated them with lace, thread and papers and again I have added another of those glass pins along with some buttons.  "secret room" are some magnets I found in my room of stash.
At the back of this section I have added the spool and button from the Sewing Room die which have had the INKING GRUNGE technique applied. The wooden dress form is from Kaisercraft.
More sections with added embellishments and "LIFE" has had the ALTERED METAL WITH PAINT technique applied again from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities book.
Spool decorated with lace and trinket pin along with buttons and hangers from Tim's Idea-Ology.  I also found some fab pegs in my stash this one is decorated with a heart.
SeW was created using Tim's Grunge Blocks, I love these and I have added a pen nib to one corner.  You can also just see one of Tim's Fractured Dolls in the bottom right hand corner.
I have also added a circular fragment which you can see just towards the left of the picture using the FRAGMENTS BASICS technique from Tim's book.
 
A small dress from with silver wing charms has also been added to the side again decorated using Tim's texture fades and distress.
I have used many of Tim's techniques for Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, texture fades and distress for Grungy Monday, everything I LOVE for The Sunday Stamper, clear embossing and embossing folders for The Stampman challenge.  I think after all the effort I am going to keep this piece for myself to decorate my craft room.  Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

46 comments:

Wendy said...

Tracy this is amazing, truly amazing, so full of little bits to look at and techniques. Not surprised you are keeping, I would not part with it if it were mine.

Sue said...

Wow Tracy what can I say..it absolutely brilliant. The way you pay attention to every little detail - no wonder it took you days. To me the amazing part is that you can think of these thing rather than the doing of them (not that you don't do them brilliantly I hasten to add) :o)No way should you part with this x

Annette said...

Amazing Tracy. I love this! You really went all out and it shows. What a great display piece you can treasure forever. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

Bella said...

this is FI-NoM-I-NAL I love everything about it! You certainly covered all your bases with this one!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is truly amazing, you have such wonderful bit and bobs in there, wonderful xx

mustavcoffee said...

Total beauty, well done, I think it's fabilicious, Have a wonderful weekend:0) xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Holy Macaroni Tracy, your sewing room is unbelivable, I ADORE every square inch of it, I can see why it took two days to create! You deserve a huge pat on the back for this one. I am in Awe of your creativity!!!!
hugs Lynn

Barb Cady said...

Oh I so love this! Gotta do one now but not copy you, so will put my thinking cap on! I recenty brought a book called Mixed Media dollhouses on amazon which was inspiring, check it out if you ever see it! Great one Tracy.

Suzi B said...

Don't blame you for keeping it. I would too!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

I love this Tracy. Sew inspirational.

Helen said...

No wonder it took 2 days. This is simply stunning. I love it, it is packed so full of so many wonderful details.

KAT said...

Tracy - love your shadow box especially where you put the stuff on the outter edges and your little flower dress form!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gillian said...

Tracy this is a work of art, love all the sewing room elements to it, simply gorgeous. x

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy, so much work but soooo worth it. Your sewing room is stunning and loving all the pieces you have added. No wonder you want to keep it and so you should its gorgeous. Happy Easter, Annette x

Carol Q said...

coo - what a labour of love Tracy and what a lot of gorgeous elements to look at. I spent a while studying this. you really kept to the sewing theme. it's fab.

Minxy said...

These sort of pieces do become a labour of love but there so worth it, This is absolutely beautiful, and i love your colour choice :D

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Great details, super color combo, so beautiful and inspiring. Perfect! TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Candy C said...

Hello Tracy! I LOVE your sewing piece! It's incredible! So many things to look at!! You were truly inspired with you did this! Just amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! It's wonderful! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Waaayyyy cool! Love all the elements you put into this. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Lindo lindo...
estou aqui contemplando cada detalhe...

Inspirador!

donna said...

Your sewing room is AMAZING and fabulous and brilliant!!!..Donna

Jane said...

Wonderful! I love everything. Colors, techniques, theme - great job!

Lori said...

Wow, wow, wow, Tracy! This is totally fab! Every little detail is amazing! Well done, and hope you enjoy your weekend, you deserve some rest, I'm thinking!

Lynne Phelps said...

This is just wonderful! I love looking at all the little details, and I'd keep it too! What a worthy bit of artsy delight to put on the wall of your craft room!

Kaz said...

Just Stunning!!! love love love x
kazx

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is just wicked Tracy! Love it, so much to look at! xx

karenm said...

I think this is beautiful.

Dallying Debz said...

Gorgeous. I love that they can all be made to look so different. Love the sewing theme!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fantastic sewing master piece.

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely STUNNING Tracy... thanks for joining in with the Sundya Stamper again... I can see that there was a good two days work in this... it is perfect x

TonyR said...

Awesome! You have an amazing talent.
[ps .. thankyou for your kind comments on my blog ... it boosts my confidence!]
tonyR x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

absolutely gorgeous! love all the lements
Happy Easter!
xx

Dragon said...

Corrr!!!!! Tracey I have only just found this and am ogling it!!!! It is magnificent, just rammed packed with wonderful stuff... No wonder it is a keeper!!!!!
Frankie
xx

Julie Forest said...

OMGosh, Tracy! This is absolutely stunning!! Love the black and neutral color scheme you used and all your little details are perfect!!! :)

Paper Paradise said...

This is one of the most amazing pieces EVER!!!!! Well worth two days of effort. It will make a great addition to your craft room. I just love it! Sue x

sasa said...

Rally great piece of creativity. Love the bold, deep colouring and purity in the white...- a real feast for the eyes - wonderful.

Sarah

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

HI Tracie, this is stunning, I love the colours ;-) The flower on the dress form is gorgeous
Anne xx

Gez said...

Hi Tracy.. Happy Easter..xx

Love, love, love your house tis AMAZING! ENJOY!

Nigel said...

Superb. so much detail, it's amazing :)

Suzanne C said...

WOW! I could spend a day wandering through each little room! Beautiful!!!

Clarky J said...

This is stunning! so many things to look at and wow over! Thanks for joining in at the SM challenge x Janet

Dragon said...

Congrats Tracey, I KNEW this was a winner!!
Frankie
xx

PsyPenguin said...

Stunning! So much wonderful detail - I love those antique spools xx

Terry said...

Ohh my goodness Tracey your project is absolutely amazing no wonder you were busy with it for 2 whole days every little detaill is absolutely amazing. Great job, thank you for sharing it with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, wohooooo Hugs Terry xxxx

Little Rose Creations said...

I need to make one of these to hang on my wall. It is absolutely gorgeous.