Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sewing Mends the Soul

Greetings my ever faithful followers.  I truly value your continued support and visits my to blog.  This week over at 365 Cards, the theme is Vintage, and for Wednesday, we are ask to create a card with vintage goodness that includes fabric in some way.  I had all sorts of thoughts about stamping on white or ivory fabric, but realized when I sat down to craft that all of my fabric is packed away and stored at the beach!  And so I moved on to Plan B! Back in the 80s, my former mother-in-law gave me a package of fabric squares suited to quilting.  I decided to work with a piece of blue gingham and stamped this new to me, adorable vintage little girl's dress with Black StazOn Ink.  The dress and all of the background stamps and sentiments are from Red Lead.  This was my first opportunity to ink them up and I must say they have fast become favorites of mine.  A hint of color was added to several of the buttons using Gelatos and my finger to blend.  I found the background to show through the fabric of the dress so I backed the dress with white card and trimmed it close to the fabric before adding it to the card front.  The entire base was distressed with Old Paper and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I grunged up the dress with Old Paper as well as it seemed to bright white next to the background.  A bit of spritz and flick followed.  A seam binding bow, safety pin and some buttons came next.  The panel was matted with black paper and layered to an 8x8 card base. I look forward to seeing what you dream up for your own project. Thanks for stopping by.  Yvonne


Kay Wallace said...

Vintage, blue and can this not be a winning combination? Beautifully assembled here!

WitchyFingers said...

Wow, gorgeous card!
Ruth x

Nonni said...

Really beautiful! I love the sentiment and theme.

Brenda Brown said...

A great card Yvonne, the sewing theme and a bulbous mages.
hugs {brenda} x0x

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful work, Yvonne! I love the theme. And using that blue gingham...brilliant. It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Such great use of their stamps, I am excited at the prospect of some Red Lead Paperworks stamps arriving through my letterbox but I need to be a wee bit more patient.
This has a lovely Retro feel to it Yvonne.
Hope all is well with you and your family.

Terry said...

This is sew lovely! I just love anything with a sewing theme! Enjoy the weekend!

Talis Bastelballon said...

Wooow beautiful work,Yvonne.
hugs Petra