Saturday, 19 March 2011

Sewing Art - Sunday Stamper Challenge

Good Evening Peeps

I decided last night what I wanted to make for the Sunday Stamper Challenge on Hels Sheridan's blog so had to set to it pretty pronto as the deadline is 9pm tonight! Yikes!!  So this is my little piece! 

I had thought of putting one of the cards which I gave you a peep at on Wednesday but a few sleepless nights later I came up with this idea.  I promise I will give you a close up of those cards tomorrow now.  Hope you like my little Sewing Art piece instead!  The theme this week is BROWN!

The base is an 8 x 8  canvas which I bought from The Works some time ago which I gesso'd to give it a bit of texture, then inked it before spraying with my colour washes.  I then added a torn piece of Kaisercraft and out of the bits I cut off I made the roses. 

The dies is are both Tim Holtz's both of which I bought from Country View Crafts and the stamps are a mixture of PaperArtsy and Tim Holtz bought at The Event a few weeks ago.  I painted the bird cage with copper alcohol ink before running it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder, sanding it and adding Walnut Ink DI.

The charms are from a bracelet which I bought from Claire's Accessories recently.  The bracelet was reduced to £2 and I just knew when I saw it that I wanted to team it with the stamps and die to make a little piece to go on the wall near my sewing end of my room.

The buttons are all old ones from my button pots.  Some very kind people in work have given me some lovely buttons to add to my collection and some of them I imagine came off some FAB old coats.  Keep 'em coming as you never know when I might need them!

The roses were recently featured on Hels' blog and I used the free stamp which came on a recent copy of Craft Stamper. 

When I finished it I then sprayed it with Tim Holtz' gold Perfect Pearls. 

Thanks for looking.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and please do not forget to leave me a comment.



Karen said...

WOW Sam this is stunning, lots of hard work has clearly gone into this, but so worth it, as it is really gorgeous :)

karen said...

Gorgeous piece you have created! Love the sparkly-ness and the great mixture of images, dies and flowers! Well done you!

Sammie said...

I have just seen the components for your wedding invitations -they look exciting! Can I ask what you have used for those lovely butterflies -are they die-cut? Thanks. I've had a fabulous wander through your blog :D

Sammie said...

Hi Sam -it's Sammie!
Sorry. My comment on this beautiful piece of art work seems to have gone missing. I love that mannequin and the little charms. How amazing to think of putting a birdcage into the mix and how perfectly it ties in with the wings on the mannequin. I think this is really the most totally gorgeous thing I have seen in Blogland for a long time. Stunning!

Morti said...

Fab piece of art there!

Barbara said...

Wow, love your work Sam wonderful to look at.


marc said...

fab well done you love the use of the metalics you have taken brown to a new leavel,love the charms and a great find to, you have a very good eye love this work of art big love marc

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrrr, Sam this is LUSHNESS on a canvas... tis beautiful and I am loving your attention to detail... thank you for joining in with the Sunday sTamper xx

jude said...

This is absolutely stunning ....beautiful hunni all the detail ,layout and colours perfectly matched.
Will look Gorgeous on your wall too,oh i got same claires bracelet at claires in the sale and got the earings with the clocks fismantled them too!To use in my configuration box.
hugs judex

Sheelagh said...

Love the whole thing, lots of lovely detail and love the charms, cool.