Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A STITCH In Time Saves 9

Time for another DT piece for The Stamp Attic, this time using Wendy Vecchi's A FORM OF ART set of stamps, thanks Wendy I love these as I am really enjoying sewing themes at the moment.
I have painted a square Art Part with PaperArtsy Fresco Paint, my first layer is Sky, applying a layer of the crackle glaze next and then the top coat of Ice Blue. The background stamp has been added with Coffee Ranger Archival Ink. I have stamped the bodice onto Grungepaper again with Archival ink and cut out, added lace and a snap to decorate. I stamped the bodice a second time onto shrink plastic using StazOn timber brown and added to the lace with a jump ring.
Alpha Parts have been used to add the lettering along with computer generated text and a Watch Face from Tim's Idea-Ology as I thought this worked perfectly for the word TIME.  I have also added a needle and buttons from my sewing box .
Butterfly wings have been added to the bodice from one of the butterflies on Tim's Papillon set of stamps, adding a little colour to the wings with Distress Ink Broken China. To complete I have added one of the fabulous steampunk charms (scissors), these are gorgeous and I do love my embellishments.  I have also added some small buttons to a jump ring and added to the scissors.

I would also like to enter this for The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which this week is to show AN OLD WIVE'S TALE and I obviously had to go for A Stitch In Time Saves 9 especially with enjoying this theme so much and what a fabulous idea for a challenge!  Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

18 comments:

Sue said...

SEW lovely!!! Sorry couldn't resist!!!

Neet said...

Lovin' this Tracy - my kind of thing and the colours are gorgeous.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the embellishments on this! What a gorgeous lace skirt!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

-Sarah

Netty said...

This is such a gorgeous piece of crafting Tracy and love all those wonderful details. Annette x

Shelly Hickox said...

This is such a fantastic piece! I love the theme and you've used every element just perfectly.

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy! LOVE your Wive's Tale piece. It's beautiful. Very easy to understand, beautiful colors, great elements...really well done! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! LOVE IT! <3 Candy

Lori said...

Awesome piece, Tracy, I just love the sewing theme, too, and this is perfect for that theme! Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is stunning, love all the elements to it, so creative xx

Dragon said...

Just knew it would be worth the visit... its fab, as always... I think your blog is playing up in the post a comment area!! Lovin your work
Frankie
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love all your sewing embellies and that beautiful lace!

Zuzu's Blog said...

lovely collection of elements put together well. I keep meaning to try a sewing themed item ( I even bought a lot of little wooden cotton reels months ago and keep forgetting....

Nice job tracy
Z x

Nigel said...

I thought when I saw it that it was another Altered Alice piece.

Nice collection of pieces and they work very well together.

Kat said...

I love this creation,
the colours are fab,
Kat.

Gillian said...

Hi Tracy, this is such a fab piece, love the way you have dressed the main dress form and the little SP one is cool too:)x

PsyPenguin said...

This is gorgeous, so much fab detail and I love the butterfly wings on the bodice xx

sasa said...

Just love the two dress forms and lace skirt. The blues and browns are so wonderful together and this piece is packed with details! Great job!
Thank you very much for taking part on our Challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show!
Sarah

Juls said...

gorgeous!! loving all the gorgeous details, particularly love the button dangling off the sissors. hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

This is an awesome take on the challenge! I thought about the different wives tales and couldn't come up with anything good. Love what you did! Perfect!