Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Craft Room New Challenge - "Fabric"

The Craft Room has a new challenge starting today and I must say I loved making my design team example for this brief - thank you Maria for a great theme:-

Use some Fabric

We have another great sponsor this month and as they are fast becoming one of my fave stamp brands I had difficulty in selecting which one of my Indigo Blu stamp sets to use.  I opted for Alice I.

Inspired by both an article in an old Craft Stamper and a piece my friend Christine Costello created I decided to work with an embroidery ring and some calico cotton.  I stamped an Elusive Image (now Chocolate Baroque) foliage stamp all over the calico in Stream Airondnack ink.

The text is from an Alice in Wonderful book - which I coloured using distress inks; Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed before pleating and then hand stitching.

All images have been stamped in Versafine black ink and coloured with pencils. The daisy stamp is an old Hampton Art stamp.  I went for a blue and yellow theme due to Alice's dress and the white rabbit's outfit in the book. 

More hand stitching to the calico and embroidery thread added to the speckled buttons.
The white rabbit's pocket watch has been coated with glossy accents for depth.

I ruffled lace to the inside hoop and added pearls and wire to the outer hoop.

Please check out my fellow Design Team buddies fabric pieces over at the Craft Room - they are wonderful!  I am entering my embroidery ring into the following challenges:-

Top Row - Flowers, anything but a square card & buttons

My fabric background is stamped with a floral stamp and then I have added stamped flowers.

My cream lace has been ruffled around the embroidery hoop.

Brenda - this is special for me as I had such a fab time creating it and also used my three special buttons I picked up from an haberdashery stall on the local market - last 3 she had!

Thank you for looking!   Suzanne ~x~


chrissie said...

Wonderfil ideas on this for sure. The bunting out of a book page looks fantastic as does all of it


Leikkaan Mervi said...

H Suzanne,
beautiful design, gorgeous elements, lovely work!
Greetings from Paris;-))m

chrissie said...

Terrific to have you join us at Out of a Hat Creations-look forward to seeing you again


Brenda Brown said...

Oh Suzanne this is a treasure indeed, such a beautiful creation and those buttons look fabulous. Using the fabric and embroidery ring gives this a very different feel to it and I love Indigo Blu stamps too. Thanks for taking the time to link it to Tuesday Treasures, what a great sample to share.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Jacqueline said...

You have a wonderful imagination Suzanne - this is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne. Wonderful creation. such a lot to look at. Beautifully made. Thank you for sharing your project with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence x

Aquarius said...

A great project with lots of interesting elements - love it

mixamatoasties said...

Wonderful project.

Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Sandra's Spot said...

A wonderful peice, love the elements and design so glad you shared and joined us at Out of a Hat Creations. Hugs Sandra XXX

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love everything about it, Suzanne. Would look great on any wall,

Lucy x

Janet said...

Hi Suze,WOW !!! my favourite Alice in Wonderland,love it
Thanks for joining us at OOAHC
Janet x

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Suzanne, I love how you've used the embroidery ring to create this beautiful piece, and your theme is wonderful. I love the background stamping on the fabric.

Maria x

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Suzanne, this is just so very pretty. I too love how you have used the embroidery hoop and the colours you have chosen work so well with those gorgeous stamps. Julia xxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

What can i say? your hoop is exceptional absolutely adore it! XOXO Zoe

Kim said...

Great creation, wonderful idea! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Ephemera said...

Hi Suzanne such a gorgeous project. Such a great idea using the hoop, love it to bits. XX

2amscrapper said...

such a creative idea and wonderfully executed!

Tracey T said...

What a fabulous and original creation! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

hazel said...

I love everything about this Suzanne - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Wishcraft said...

What a fabulously detailed creation, love it! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Debi said...

Suzanne, this just leaves me speechless!!! stunning and unique, just lovely- enough adjectives lol :-) Debi x

baileyrosy said...

Sensational work ! So many beautiful things to see here, I was totally blown away by your creativity .


chanya13 said...

Stunning!!! Gorgeus elements. Love color combo and lovely images.

Violets Corner said...

Stunning project Suzanne! Love it!

Thank you soo much for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Warm hugs

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