Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Embroidery Hoop - Artistic Stamper Dressmaking Plate


I bought these little frames a couple of years ago at a sewing and stamping show, and I think they are meant for displaying finished embroidery, but I had this thought that they would be fun used like an embroidery hoop, stretching your fabric whilst you are working on it. I cut a circle with a Nestie and coloured it with pink and blue alcohol inks. I stamped the lady sewing, and the buttons, from the Artistic Stamper Dressmaking plate on tissue paper, roughly torn at the edges. I added a touch of colour to her dress and the buttons with Inktense pencils. Then I placed it in the frame and added a touch of vintage photo to the edges of the tissue paper, the lace, and the tape measure twill from the Artistic Stamper, and sewed on a shrink plastic button and added a pearl tipped pin. Hope you can see where I was going with this!

9 comments:

  1. Lucy I would say I love this BUT I cannot as you beat me to using such an item!!!! How dare you my friend! Just as well I love you Heh! Heh! It is just my "thing" and adore all the detailing. Another winner. Lynne

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  2. Another beautiful item in your collection. Perfect choice of stamps for this and such gorgeous colours. xx

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  3. What a perfect piece for the stamp! Very subtly and cleverly done
    xx

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  4. What a great idea too ! love the stamp !

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  5. Such a sweet project, love this!

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  6. Very pretty and delicate Lucy :)
    Von

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  7. I've had this stamp set a while and it never entered my head to use them like this.. such a fab idea, and it looks great x
    hugs minxy

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