18 January 2012

Sentimentally By Hand

A new week and I find myself inspired once again by the incredible Wendy Vecchi stamps that Creative Expressions are showcasing this month. Once again I have been drawn to the wonderful material background stamp found on Sentimental Art and used it to theme a sewing hanging. Now, it looks pretty fabulous as a card but as I have my lovely new Studio and want to fill the walls with my art so I popped a piece of sari ribbon on the top but you could easily attach this to a card. I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to stamp the background onto white card which was adhered to a large Art Part. 
I then painted two Tools for Art Art Parts with silver paint and, when dry, stamped the scissors and thimble stamps from the Art By Hand stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink. I added a brad to the scissors and then beat it up with my Texture Hammer (very therapeutic!) I also used the spool from the background stamp and the ticket from the same set. I stamped two spool labels in Vintage Photo Distress Ink (and while I had it out I edged the background!). 
I then sort of stamped Antique Linen Distress Stain on the spool labels - I say sort of because it was a splotchy effect that I wiped off a couple of times until I got the right colour and antiquing effect. Please remember that Distress Ink will react to the water base of the stain so you need to be a little careful with this stage! For the ticket I used Coffee Archival Ink and then crumpled it up adding swipes of Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top.
For the frame I used a Mini Frame Art Part, covered it in several layers of Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and then stamped a dotty finish to the frame from the All About Art stamp set. The background of the frame is Antique Linen Distress Stain on the same fabric background stamp as I stamped before (Stain makes a more water coloured effect when stamped) and then the sentiment is also from Sentimental Art. A couple of eyelets and ribbon finished it off but you could easily, as I mentioned before, add it to a card! Thanks for popping by this week!
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13 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous, Fabulous! I love it Gabrielle! Kimx

Michaela said...

So beautiful Gabrielle! I am loving those "Tools for Art".
Michaela xx

Helen said...

Love it! it looks just like fabric, so pretty!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely hanging, the background looks great and I love those scissors. Tracy x

Bev said...

Super! Loving the inspiration!

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is absolutely stunning Gabrielle... lurve it loads xxx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is lovely Gabrielle... I am sure it will look lovely hanging in your craft studio.
I have enjoyed this set too!!
Siobhan x

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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunningly beautiful, and the sentiment is just wonderful
Lindsay xx

hazel said...

Wonderful hanging Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.

victoria h said...

Love the silver paint on the art parts and the background stamp does look like material. A beautiful hanging.

Marjie Kemper said...

Super hanging! I can't get over how realistic the paint makes the scissors and thimble. Fantastic!

Paper thoughts said...

Wow love this & those scissors look like you could pick them up & use them.
I know a IACW girly or two who would love those stamps :)