Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sew-n-Sew At FSC

Hello everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend, or at least those of you who live in the UK. We seem to have typical weather for it here too as yesterday we had torrential rain, a mega thunderstorm and even hailstones!
I'm here today to tell you about the new challenge we have for you over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges which is the first one I've done in a while due to my lack of free time with my new job.
I'd also like to say a big welcome too to our fabulously creative new Design Team member Laura of Laurart who has made a wonderful project for her debut on the fashionable catwalk.
We've also had to sadly say goodbye to Silvia but we'll all be keeping up with you in blogland.
The theme for this fortnight is Sew-n-Sew and as you'll see from the fabulous Design Team inspiration, there are lots of ways to interpret this.
I decided to use sewing on my project and I'm sure you'll be able to tell it's hand sewing because the stitching is somewhat wonky!!!
Without further ado, here it is:

You'll probably need sunglasses to look at it as the colour is a bit off. The background isn't quite as bright as the photo and I've actually used irridescent paint which doesn't really show up.
I started off by painting the chunky canvas with Pebeo Studio Acrylic paint in irridescent green blue and then stamped on my new Paper Artsy flourish MN96 - thanks Sue!!! - with Palette Beaux Arts Blue ink. I didn't use an acrylic block as it was easier to stamp without although I did end up with blue fingers!
I then made the butterfly with a Sissix Bigz die that I picked up in the quilting section of the local Hobby Craft store. I die cut the shape from calico fabric and then sprayed it with yellow and orange inks. I stamped the flourish on with Palette Raw Sienna ink. I then used the die to cut the shape out with cream felt and Bondaweb and ironed the 2 pieces of fabric together with the Bondaweb in between. I stitched around the edges with some rusty coloured thread.
I added some crochet lace around the base of the canvas and added the butterfly and a paper rose which I coloured with some Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks. I finished off with some uplifting text which is another line from the fab Inkylicious Live Life stamp and was sponged with some toning Distress inks.

I hope you can enter the challenge which is sponsored as always by the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft who has an online store chock full of vintage loveliness and is offering a $20 voucher for the randomly drawn winner. Please also remember that we're a stamping challenge and to qualify for the prize, we must see some stamping on your entry.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my canvas:
Crafting By Designs - Mixed Media
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything But A Card
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything With A B (butterfly, blue)


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Your chunky canvas is stunning! So many details to take in. Love the hand-stitched butterfly cut from calico material! Have a great week. Best, Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

A beautifully bright canvas Fliss, it helps to keep us in summer mode.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lizzie said...

Beautiful as always.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely canvas, gorgeous colours! Hugs, valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

Sunglasses, even wonky stitching doesn't take away from how beautiful this canvas is Fliss. Superb sweetie.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sally H said...

That is simply beautiful Fliss! I love the colours

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, A gorgeous summer canvas, love the colours, the material butterfly looks wonderful.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Fliss, the flourish makes the perfect background ! Sue C x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...Loooove the bright colours! I'm really impressed with the hand-sewing ~ it gives an awesome border and shape to the butterfly. Just beautiful
Dot x

butterfly said...

As someone who has spent most of her life putting up a droopy hemline with double-sided sellotape, there's no need to apologise to me for wonky stitching - I find it all deeply impressive!! Love the butterfly, and that honey-edged flower.
Alison x

Sandra's Spot said...

Lots of gorgeousness to look at and so cheerful love it. Sandra X

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful canvas! LOVELY details especially the butterfly!

Claire said...

HI Fliss, wow this is gorgeous too. Love the background and the fabric butterfly looks amazing
Claire xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful butterfly creation
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Terry said...

Fliss, this is a gorgeous canvas. I love the colors and the stitching adds such a great touch. I love wonky!