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Tuesday 1 November 2011

Some vintage stitching in coffee, cream and dark chocolate.

Hey there bloggers,
Well it is challenge time over at anything goes again @  http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/  ,the challenge theme for challenge #53 is real or faux stitching. Make sure you pop across and see the stunning DT work.
If you fancy having a go you can pop also across to Lynnes at craft den @  http://www.craftden.co.uk/   for all your crafty supplies!
So here is my piece:A 3-d mini wooden screen,
There is lots going on so I will try and ramble as little as possible, but giving all the details and I am afraid lots of pictures..
I started with a blank screen and painted it with dark paint, crackle medium and the cream paint, i never tire of this fab crackle effect.I then added DI in antique linen, tea dye and frayed burlap to soften cream and make it look more distressed.
My real stitching is the lace flower and the stitching sample, made form canvas coloured with DI and embroidery thread, I also added some faux stitches using walnut stain DI.
The two of the bobbins, mannequin and buttons were cut from grungepaper using TIM die.The buttons were then painted, stamped and glazed using rock candy crackle glaze.Once dry walnut stain was added to show crackle even more.
The other elements were from the toodles and binks stamp plate , la couture and Tim Holtz seamless experience set, all were stamped in walnut stain onto card coloured with antique linen ( my favorite ) and tea dye.The mannequin was painted and grunged using walnut stain stickles, which was sanded when dried and ink added. The dress was made from canvas coloured using distress inks and a seed bead necklace added.
I wound thread around the bobbins and lace around one.
 Then all the pieces were assembled using pinflair glue.
I am thrilled with this coffee and cream coloured piece, I may even put it in the lounge!!!blimey!!!!

Anyway, hope you are still here and thanks for putting up with all the pictures and the rambling!!
I am entering this for the following challenges :

thanks for stopping by! let me know what you think?!!
have a great inky day!
hugs trace x


  1. Trace what a lovely read! I loved every minute of it, and it was so interesting to see how this lovely creation had materialised and what you had used, how it was done etc. Lovely photos to explain it too. I am absolutely blown away with this one! Absolutely stunning! Judy x

  2. Excellent - so much detail on this x

  3. oh this is just brilliant hun just love what you did for the challenge this week,stunning hugs cherylxxx

  4. Wow- this is just gorgeous! What alot of work went into this- I love when someone is that dedicated to the craft;) Thanks for playing along with us at TSG!!

  5. Soooo much stunning details on this, I LOVE it, you're a talented gal, Gaynor :)

  6. Wow love this piece so much detail and texture . You sure are very talented . Love visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing

  7. Such a fantastic piece of art, it looks really wonderful. So much to see. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges again.

  8. Wow this is fabulous, love all the detail and the paint effect, thanks for sharing it with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  9. Simply fabulous! so much work has gone into creating this gorgeous card. I love the lace flower, and the bobbins.

  10. Once again Tracey, a top notch job. Love every bit of it. and love stopping by to see what you will come up with next.

  11. Brilliant creation Trace, so much detail in it. Thanks for explaining how you made it, its really interesting. This must have taken you ages but its so worth it.
    Lots of love sweetie
    Hugs Kat xx

  12. WOW what a piece of art! Love it! You have really spent a lot of work on this one, and it shows. The result is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Annette

  13. A wonderful creation, so many details. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this week.

  14. Love this!
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

    xxxx Ellie


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