Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Project

When I created the ArtBra "Closet Cowgirl"  I wrote a poem to go with it.  While the bra was on display in Texas, I received an email from someone who said she and her friends were very touched by the poem and could they have a copy.  So, I thought I would make a little hanging with the poem with some inspiration from KC Willis and my dear friend Vickie. Also, a tut on the rolled muslin flower was posted on a blog I follow though I used regular glue and no cardboard base (mine is smaller too).  This just meant I had to use Muslin for the project.  I printed out a picture I liked (Rose Dunne, the Rose of Cimmeron - google her-very interesting!), my poem and I also used my print program to create the striped fabric.  I used Tim's mini scroll mask for the corners and made pale stripes with inks and a sponge brush. I placed the muslin background on a piece of felt and stiched around the scrolls and added stitched lines.  The picture, poem and words were hand sewn on with a piece of felt behind them. Everything but the pearl buttons is colored with Distress Inks including the lace and ribbon.  The plaque it hangs from is a Tim Holtz die and wood grain embossing folder, the smaller plaque is a sizzix die made with 5 layers of cardstock and the words applied with gel medium transfer. The chains are also Tim Holtz.  Learned lots doing this and can't wait to try it again.  Since I did a print out on paper as a test, next one will be paper.  Following is a tut on how I made the small flowers.  At the scrapbook show there was lots of trim with little rolled raw edge flowers.  This is my version.
First step is to tear a stip of fabric about 1" wide x 8" long and cut it in half so you have two strips 1/2" wide. Color with Distress Inks (I used dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, and Tea Dye).
 With Heavy thread, fold one short edge of the fabric, secure the thread and make a running stitch about 3 thread from the cut long edge. Gather to 4". 

Put spots of glue along the stitching and roll up the strip. 
Press the bottom together. And there you have a rose. I also trimmed off all the extra threads



Jeanette said...

This is gorgeous. You do such beautiful art work. Thanks for the sharing this gorgeous project with everyone.

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Stephanie you blow me away with yout talent.. thanks for sharing with us .see you soon