Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lets Ink It Up - "Stitching"

As design team member for Let's Ink It Up this month's theme for us girls on Team B was "Show us your Stitching faux or real" ..... now I am not a great sewer or knitter or crocheter (are there such words in the English language?) but I do like to add machine stitching to some of my projects, nothing ambitious because if I was honest they are slightly frightening aren't they ...sewing machines?

I decided to alter an old perfume gift box.  Now this was very shiny bright blue so I spent a while sanding down the edges, which I then inked with a mixture of Worn Lipstick and Aged Walnut DI.  I then took a selection of Papermania vintage papers.  These were inked and stamped and then machine stitched.  The lid piece was also distressed further by tearing the edges.

I used various stamps including Creative Expression Unmounted Sewing Plate, Personal Impressions and Crafty Individuals. 

I also covered the inside of the box and made compartments.  With the idea of using it as a possible gift I filled with sewing goodies including coloured embrodery threads, lace and buttons.  I then made six individual notelets from a kraft ribbed card; each one a individual design and faux stitching added.

I really hope you pop along to the Let's Ink It Up Challenge Blog and see the other DT's work.  As another incentive to play along with a super theme there is a prize  from our sponsor - Stamping Scrapping who is offering one of their custom Spellbinders matching stamps sets to the winner (value $19.99).  The prize winner will have a choice of one of three sets, so its worth playing along.

I am entering this piece into the following challenges:-

The Angel Company - DDH who would like to see some stitching.
Delicious Doodles who is "in stitches"
Sir Stampalot ladies & fashion


craftattack said...

Wow, love itm what a pretty box it is now. My problem with sewing is mostly (1) not being able to find a needle in my mess and (2) not being able to see to thread it....But I will try this challenge all the same! Have a nice weekend, Hugs, Valerie

Suzi B said...

I've seen this box..It's gorgeous!

Papillon said...

Wow-this is such a lovely box-and filled with lovely goodies too! xx

Fliss said...

This is really stunning Suzanne and must have taken ages. Absolutely love all the detail and the fabulous use of that stamp set.
Fliss xx

pinky said...

Wow its gorgeous, love all the little images you have used, so much to catch the eye and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Suz!


Cazro said...

Wow! Suzanne, this is a masterpiece of workmanship. I simply adore everything about it and greatly admire your skills and talent. Caz

1CardCreator said...

Love all the gorgeous details!

Netty said...

Oh wow Suzanne this is gorgeous. Lots of hard work but such great results. Enjoy your Sunday. Annette x

brenda said...

A lovely fusion of interest and texture Suzanne.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles with this beautiful card!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Sally H said...

Fabulous! I love it! Thanks for joining in with our ladies and fashion theme at Stampalot this month, and good luck!

mckinkle said...

Hello Suzanne,

What a joy it has been looking at your wonderful creation! So much love and attention to detail has been poured into this. Whoever receives this will be very lucky indeed!

Thank You for joining in with our Stitched Up challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

deesdesigns said...

Wow! This is stunning - love all of the detail!!! Thanks for joining us for our Stitching challenge at Digi Design House.

Claire said...

Suzanne this is a real masterpiece - beautiful stamping and so much detail! I love everything about it
Claire xx

Joyce said...

Love the new box you made! Great job!

Rica said...

A beautiful card Suzanne, I love the soft gentle colouring and all you beautiful vintage details.

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
Heather xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Oh, this altered box is absolutely amazing! So much gorgeous detail, beautiful stamping and lovely sewing goodies ;)

kim-paperbabe said...

Wonderful box Suzanne, the sewing details are perfect!
What a pleasure to have you join in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week!
Thanks, HuGs Kim and the Team :)

Teri said...

Such an awesome project hun!
Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Suzanne. I can see how much work you have put into it, but it is so worth the effort. So many lovely details to look at x

Francesca said...

Oh what a wonderful box

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Shar said...

Great box! What a fab project!

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