Thursday, 14 February 2019

New hobby

Crafter's Companion have some fab fabric paints and I decided to treat myself. I've done silk painting before and love all the effects you can create so when I saw Pebeo fabric paints and big stamps from Sheena Douglas I had to have a dabble

I love butterflies and though its suggested that when painting clothes its done before the garment is made up so the fabric is lovely and flat for painting on I decided to jazz up a pair of jeggings .

I started with a butterfly on one of the back pockets ,stamping the outline by using some of the white fabric paint as ink, it worked ok but I wasn't overly convinced. I went for purple and yellow for this butterfly .

My confidence bolstered I decided to have a go at several butterflies on one of the legs. Using the white paint as ink was harder here, in fact I can understand why it's recommended to paint before clothing is made, stamping over seams doesn't work well but overall I think it looks ok. Must admit I've only been brave enough to wear the jeggings to slimming club so far but who knows.

I decided some of the images would benefit from being inked again in a darker colour so I experimented with Versafine and Stazon and despite both saying not suitable for fabric stamping the jeggings have been washed several times and the ink lines are still in place and the garment hasn't fallen to bits, but I have since bought a fabric ink from Crafter's Companion Threaders range but as yet I haven't used it.

Excuse the loo in the background but the bathroom is the only full length mirror I have.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

613 Ave create - anything goes optional twist critters
(hope butterflies count as a critter)

Addicted to stamps - anything but a square

Time out challenges - a little bit retro 
(hope my leggings have a 60's feel)

Penny's -anything goes

Crafty creations - anything goes

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Paint yourself

This cute artist was a freebie from whimsy and she was such a delight to colour and the perfect image to go with one of my favourite word stamps. I have several of these sentiments  all sayings from children. I guess they have a special place in my heart as I use to be a children's nurse  and love the innocence and honesty children come out with.
I decided I wanted to keep my card pretty simple and wanted to experiment with my new acquisition of distress inks. I know I'm behind the times but hey ho. I created my background and then stamped my sentiment onto the background . I coloured my little artist with promarkers and then fussy cut her out.I attached her to the background I'd created and then attached the background to a white base card.

I think this would make a fun get well card or just a cheer up card for someone , I think it would bring a smile to anyone's face.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

A place to start - inspirational

The paper shelter - letters and or numbers

Shopping our stash - make your mark

Lemon shortbread - anything goes