Monday, August 29, 2016

It's A Stitch Up...

Hi Everyone...hey it's Monday and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Go Fish" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...
and the theme for this week is...
I decorated a canvas panel which could be used as a wallhanger or to decorate the front of a sewing bits and bobs box. I started off by coating the panel with a layer of white Gesso and then applied Antique Linen Distress Paint with a baby wipe. I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink and Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Patchwork Pieces to decorate the panel but we all know that stamping on a textured surface can be a little bit hit and miss but thanks to the's a piece of cake...however did we manage without it.
I then stamped the measuring tape image from Artful Tools randomly with Potting Soil Archival ink...
and a few of the smaller Patchwork Pieces images with Potting Soil Archival (oops...forgot to take a photo at that stage)
I then stamped the stitched line from Patchwork Pieces with Black Archival and.added Washi Tape from my stash. I fixed some Eclectic Elements Melange fabric on to card...cut a few small sections out to add to the canvas. I used the Misti again to stamp the Sewing Blueprint images with Black Archival on to the canvas. I had to reink and stamp 3 times until I got the really crisp black impression I wanted.
and again on to the card covered with Eclectic Elements fabric and cut out. I stamped the cotton reel on to sticky-back canvas and coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink...cut out the thread section from the Eclectic Elements Card...coloured the needle with a Silver Pen and fixed in place with 3D foam.
I created a hole in the eye of the needle and threaded it with twine decorated with sequins and a Wire Pin.
I die cut flowers and leaves using Plush Blooming Heart dies from scraps of White Substrate Sheet and Linen and DenimTextile Surfaces...coloured the white one with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and stamped the linen one with the stitched border from Patchwork Pieces inked with Potting Soil Archival
I stitched the flowers and leaves with contrasting thread (a task done whilst watching TV)...cut out individual flowers from Prima Plumeria Floral Lace..fixed them all in place using a hot glue gun...added Memo Pins and sequins to the centre of the flowers.
I added a Trinket Pin threaded with twine...created splatters with Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paints using a small paintbrush...added some shadow around the Washi Tape with the Walnut Stain Distress Marker...added highlights with Dylusions White Paint Pen...coloured the edge of the canvas with the Black Soot Distress Paint dabber and finished off with Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

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I'm looking forward to seeing what you all make this week
Have Fun & Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Absolutely fabulous, I simply love it...x

  2. FABULOUS! I love the haberdashery theme to this wonderful tag Kath. I treated myself to a Misti at the weekend and hoping to get to play tomorrow.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hello Kath. My goodness, what a lot of work has went into this. I love it so much and every time I look I spy something else. Fabulous work my friend. Hugs Rita xxxx

  4. What a wonderful piece Kath - fabulous make.
    Toni xx

  5. WOW,another Wonderful Creation Kath.I Love it.Happy Bank Holiday,well what's left of it.Hope you are all well and of course the Star of The Show "Buddy".Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for

  6. Gorgeous panel Kath, this would be a fabulous topper for a sewing box! I love the hole design of this :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. I KNEW you were going to use these stamps in AN AMAZING way!!!! I love it! Such a wonderful panel full of so many details! x Zoey

  8. And a beautiful Stitch-up it is too Kath! Gorgeous colours, brilliant design - I love how you used that patchwork stamp - I love the whole piece! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Kath, LOVE this! Wonderful layered canvas from top to bottom! Colors are gorgeous, and all of those sewing images and details keep drawing me in to look again! hugs, Maura

  10. Fun background, Kath!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Oh Kath, this is a beautiful masterpiece. All the special elements you added are amazing. ,! I read each explanation how you did this , step by step. It was fun to find each new item . You have a very special talent . Thanks so much for all your projects you share.

  12. Really wonderful sewing theme. Every detail works so well together - the patchwork stamping on antique linen, the measuring tapes, everything. It is fun just looking at all the details.

  13. Oh, this is magical! Those background layers of stamping are so cool, and the colour palette is beautiful. Lovely, lovely!
    Alison x

  14. Wow this piece is awesome! love the layering and textures!

  15. This is is an incredible project! the whole design is fabulous, I love so much the background! I want these stamps Kath! The details are stunning! barbara

  16. Oh my! There are so many wonderful details here to take in, I loved seeing how it came together and then enjoyed scrolling back to see it as a whole again! Fabulous! Chrisx

  17. Oh my! There are so many wonderful details here to take in, I loved seeing how it came together and then enjoyed scrolling back to see it as a whole again! Fabulous! Chrisx

  18. This is beautiful yet again another of your gorgeous creations x

  19. This is so beautiful! Love all the stamping and the gorgeous fabric elements! xxx

  20. I love everything about this piece, Kath! The design, colors and all the lovely stitching that goes so well with the stamped images. Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  21. Oh my! This is fabulous. I really love the colors you have chosen for the background, what a delicate vintage look! Love all the details, ruler stamping, layers, stitching and those amazing flowers! This is a piece of art, Kath! Hugs, Marzena

  22. This is gorgeous Kath! I love how you used the patchworks stamps and of course all the stitching related images and details. The flowers are so pretty. Wonderful canvas!!!

  23. Gorgeous project, Kath and I love the background you've created...those patchwork stamps are just gorgeous and work so well with the challenge theme! Hugs xxx

  24. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. Love the beautiful background and all the fabulous details you created. Great inspiration! :)

  25. I really LOVE how this project turned out! The color palette is so soft and soothing, yet it still packs a punch! I also thought it was so clever of you to combine those soft flowers with the more graphic elements like the dress form and rulers. You always hit just the right balance and I really enjoyed seeing this one!

  26. Such a gorgeous project, Kath! Love the soft colors and all the sewing elements, it's so pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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