Saturday, 16 April 2011

Show Us Your Stitching With Let's Ink It Up

Hello folks and hope you're all having a good start to the weekend. It's time for a new challenge over at Let's Ink It Up and the theme this time is Stitching which can be Faux or Real, the choice is yours.
I've taken the opportunity to make a piece of artwork showing my maternal grandparents on their wedding day way back in 1916. I always think that the vintage sepia photos are so beautiful and I hope you like what I did with mine.

I started off with a piece of recycling packaging, trimming the side edges with scallop scissors and then painting with chocolate brown acrylic paint. I then stamped on some flowers from the Clearly Inspired Stencil Flowers clear stamp set in Vintage Photo Distress ink. This dried a little lighter than I was expecting but does give a subtle textured effect.
I then tore the edges of a piece of vintage music score, inked it with Old Paper Distress ink, added a flourish design with a stencil free with Simply Homemade magazine and Tattered Rose Distress ink then added faux stitching round the edges using a paper pricker and a brown fine pen.
I then made some fabric look decorated papers using the same stamp set and some Zig markers applied direct to the stamp on green, pink and ecru card. As you see, the colour changes slightly depending on the base card colour. I trimmed the edges with pinking scissors.
Next, I made some flowers with lace, satin and velvet ribbon by running a line of stitches along one long edge and drawing the stitches up to make a circle. I added vintage buttons and altered paper flowers to the centres.
I finished off as you see with altered metal photo corners (alcohol inked to match the other embellishments), lace, braid and pearls, plus some Prima leaves and a gold scrap butterfly. I made a frame for my photo using a tag shape hand cut and stamped and rows of pearls. An altered button was added to the top.

We have a great sponsor for the challenge in Stamping Scrapping who are very kindly offering a set of the stamps for their custom Spellbinders dies to the winner.
You can check out the fabulous online store HERE

The challenge runs until 30 April and with the Easter holiday coming up you might have a bit of spare time to get an entry done. The only thing you need to remember is that no digis are allowed, only rubber and clear stamps as Let's Ink It Up is all about getting inky.

Good luck!
Fliss xx

I'm entering my project in the following challenges:
Fabulous Friday - Handmade/Homemade Embellishment
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage
Delicious Doodles - All Stitched Up
There's Magic In The Air - Fabric & Stitching


Miria said...

Such a great job, Fliss and it's so nice you used a real family photo! I love your creation, hugs, Miria

craftattack said...

What a great LO - love everything about it Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Susan Allan said...

How wonderful! Aren't they a gorgeous couple, handsome and beautiful. It's obvious where your looks come from, Fliss; and what a tribute!!
I love old photographs too!

Sue xx

The Cubby Hole said...

Fliss......cannot say how much I love this page! Its gorgeous! Suzanne B

PS....I am signed in using my other blog sorry

Amanda said...

What a fantastic Layout that you have done. I just love seeing layouts that they have done their parents, granparents... older photos are just beautiful and I do love what you have done with yours.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work


Maggie said...

Love the fabulous vintage romantic feel to this page - the whole LO is just gorgeous Fliss and great details.

Cazro said...

I adore your Stitching card, your grandparents look so wonderfully happy. Marvellous work Fliss. Thanks for your comments. Caz

Allison said...

lovely layout
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

Rose said...

This is lovely Fliss, I love the papers and the flowers, lovely photo too.

Rose x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful work! I love your attention to detail.


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Gloria Westerman said...

Oh this is romantic and loving...I wish I had a picture of my your layout and beautiful details....thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Cupcake....

Gloria Westerman Paper Cupcake DT

Ann said...

A beautiful page for a very special photo!
Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful project, what a lovely vintage keepsake. It's got "romantic" written all over it :) xx

mckinkle said...

Hello Fliss,

Beautiful piece of art and Ive no doubt at all that if they could see it, your ancestors would really love and appreciate what you made with their wedding photo!

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

Keryn :)

Claire said...

Wow Fliss, what a wonderful project. Those bps you've stamped are stunning and the flowers are really something else - perfect to set off that gorgeous photo
Claire xx

Alicia said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love how you have put this all together!
Alicia xx

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely project Fliss - fab to include such a great family the flowers! Cheers Claire x

BugBites said...

Very pretty- TFS with us at Frosted Designs.

Teri said...

Such a lovely tribute hun!
Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Fliss, I love your flowers and the fact that it is your family in your artwork x

Andrea said...

Such beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Fliss. This is absolutely gorgeous! the flowers are stunning!