Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stamping on fabric.....a first for me!!!!!

Hello everyone and a happy Sunday to all: I have a card I made just this morning, it was fairly easy to make except for the fact that the fabric I used was unraveling something awful. My original plan was to "frame" it using dies but, by the time I finished coloring the image, the edges were to far gone to fit on my frame so, I braced myself and started fraying it even more on all 4 sides. When I was happy with it, I stopped, trim the edges and finished it,  I will submit it to the "Less is More" two week recipe challenge for challenges #286 and #287. The challenge is to create a card with something TACTILE, something interesting to the touch, so here is my card.


Rummaging on my box of fabrics from my "quilting" days, I found a piece of what it appears to be some kind of linen, in person it looks like the fabric used for cross stitch. I cut a piece and stamped my image from the Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley set called Everything's Even Rosier, I stamped the single rose this time using Versafine Onix Black ink and colored it with Prismacolors and highlighted it with SU markers.
I wanted to put some brads in the corners but they were to small so I just punched this circles with a hand held punch to make them look like very fancy nails, Ha!!!
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from the set as well as the rose in the corner, which is part of the largest stamp on the set, ( I made THIS CARD with it) I just put my panel on the MISTI, placed this big stamp and colored it with SU markers right on the stamp, it came out really nicely.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


16 comments:

  1. This is lovely Maria. The effect of the colouring on the fabric is so wonderfully vintage - it has a fantastic 'shabby chic' feel and looks absolutely gorgeous. Fab entry to tge tactile challenge - well done! x

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  2. Thank you Esther, this idea just came to me this morning as I was reading again the challenge page, I've seen this technique on Pinterest several times so I decided to give it a try for this challenge.
    I'm so glad the challenge will run for 2 weeks, I have a couple of more ideas to work on.

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  3. Textile challenge that's a tough one but you rocked it with your new Power Poppy! Can't wait to see you color more of this beautiful set!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I wasn't sure how this image was going to look stamped on this kind of rough fabric but I'm so glad I did it, I'm very happy with the results.

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  4. This turned out to be really pretty! You should frame it!

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    1. Thank you Cornelia, I might just do that!

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  5. Although you have a few layers here Maria, it is a stunning focal point to your card... simply beautiful and very tactile!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, I was going to leave it without the layers but I took a chance, I felt it needed a little frame.

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  6. I have never stamped on fabric either but what a beautiful rose. The texture is so rich!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I really didn't know what to expect, specially with the coloring, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

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  7. What a terrific idea to use fabric, it looks perfect with the fraying edges :)

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    1. Thank you Susan, the fraying edges were a happy accident, I too like how they look.

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  8. This is stamped and coloured brilliantly on fabric, never tried it myself. Plenty of kraft 'white' space too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. Thank you Anita, so happy you found enough kraft "white space" on this card.

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  9. Oh how wonderfully elegant and pretty. A superb effect especially against the kraft cardstock and a brilliant take on tactile. thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  10. Thank you Sarah, I just hope there is really enough "white space", I really didn't realize this until I had already posted it.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.