11 June 2012

I'm a Material Girl

It is Tracie's turn to choose the theme for Crafty Boots this time and she chose 'Material'. I don't often use material in my work but it's quite the latest thing to use (if you were fortunate to have attended last weekend's ArtsyCrafts weekend then you'll know all about this!) I made a little wall hanging using Wendy Vecchi Art Parts. 
I started by dry brushing PaperArtsy Nougat paint on the rectangular Art Part. When it was dry I stamped the background stamp from the 'Art by Hand' set in Sepia Archival Ink. Then I sanded the whole piece and edged it in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The scalloped Art Part was painted in Chocolate Pudding and treated as before. The manikin was cut from kraft card using Tim Holtz's Sewing Room die. I glued on some calico and then cut round the shape, lightly frayed the edges with my fingernail and then edged it all in Gathered Twigs, making sure I coloured the exposed areas of the card. Around it's waist I tied some thick string tying it through a button. The button was also cut from the Sewing Room die, dry brushed with Nougat Fresco Finish paint and clear embossed. 
The cotton reel was also inked with Gathered Twigs and I wound a thick string around it. The advert was stamped onto kraft card. Please do pop on over and see what the new DT have made for this fortnight and, thank you as always for stopping by!
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17 comments:

Erika said...

Gabrielle I am loving this so much so I have sent you a wee crafty hug today the "Liebster blog award"...sharing the crafty love and inspiration.
Hugs Erika.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a super make, love how you've used all the elements. Zo xx

Redanne said...

Gabrielle, this is stunning, I love it - loads! Love how you have used the material.

inkypinkycraft said...

Just beautiful, lovethe neutral colours and the little scallop atvthe bottom, a beautiful piece hugs trace x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Gabrielle

I love all of these sewing elements, they are terrific - there is something sooo cute about tiny cotton reels!

As always, fab creation, I love seeing your work.

Dionne xxx

emma mitchell said...

A work of art , I really love everything about this absolutely stunning piece .
Hugs Emma xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous piece with wonderful elements.

isisimaginings said...

Lovely piece!

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Gorgeous work and design! It has got such a realistic feel to it with all the products you used to bring it to life.
What made me smile are the names of products you used Chocolate Pudding and Nougat.
Michaela xx

Gillian .... said...

Loving the shabby/distressed look to this FAB project, Nougat is my new fav paint. xx

Daniele said...

just loving this, love the stamping on fabric
hugs

Bev said...

I love this, its so up my street and reminds me of my Nanny.. cotton reels really used to look like that. A beautuful piece of art!

wendy vecchi said...

LOVE this ...LOTS!

hazel said...

A fabulous project, love the colour and how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

monique said...

this is really cool, great idea, love it

Anonymous said...

Hi hi -- this is lovely, and took me straight back to Warrington and all the wonders we experienced on our fabulous weekend. I've just studied your photo for ages, but I don't manage to place you, and am so disappointed and sorry that I don't recognise you from AC. I should have made a special point of meeting you, because I "see" you often, too, on Twitter -- never mind -- better luck next time!
Greetings from France - Sally
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Stephanie-Emma said...

Such a gorgeous hanging Gabrielle I, like everyone else, agree that the cotton reel is super cute! xxx