Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sew Special!

Today Sugar Creek Hollow kicks off a new challenge, # 63 - Mixed Media! 

I have been dying to play with my 'sewing' bits and bobs and thought this would be a perfect challenge to do so.

I started off by liberally applying Gesso to card and leaving it to dry thoroughly. I then die cut the dress form, scissors, sewing machine and cotton spool out of the Gesso board and distressed them a little with distress ink and applied silver paint to both the scissors, sewing machine and legs of the dress form, using my finger to spread it lightly. I love the way these pieces turned out, especially the scissors. 
A close up of the sewing machine and 'silver' scissors.
The dress form needed a touch of 'pretty', so I gathered some lace and attached it to the bottom of the 'dress'. I die cut some tiny flowers, cupped them with an embossing tool and inserted a mini pearl into the centers and added them to the 'dress'.

The flowers were die cut and embossed with
an embossing tool and pearls added.

Of course I had to use a, and found some Washi Tape 'measuring tape' and added that to the tag. I added some nice lace and tulle  to the side edge, under the 'measuring tape', to soften the look.

I already had some die cut 'pattern' flowers cut, so assembled the flower using tissue, pattern tissue, crinoline and tulle and added a jewel brad in the center to hold it together.

The flower was made up using pattern tissue,
pink tissue, tulle and crinoline.

I found some lovely buttons that I threaded with embroidery thread and adhered to the tag.
The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine and was perfect for this project.

The base of the card is bigger than I normally use because I wanted to add lots of elements, but did not want it to look too crowded. The lovely background paper is a sewing theme that fitted my scheme perfectly, so I distressed the edges and mounted it onto the card base. 

Assembling it all was fun and I added some press studs, to all four corners and of course seam binding on the tag and under the flower.

I'm very pleased with the card and am more than pleased with the 'mixed media' lean.
I think I'm heading off in that direction for a while......

Listed below are my supplies used.
  • Docraft Papermania Bookprint paper pack
  • X-Cut A5 Die set - Haberdashery
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Distress Metallic Paint - Brushed Pewter
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Washi Tape - Measuring Tape
  • Seam Binding - Rose
  • Memory Box Die - Flower Mound
  • Haberdashery bits and bobs from my stash
  • Gesso

I do hope once you have visited my teamies creations - links on the right hand side of the blog - that you will be inspired to join in our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!

We are enjoying a long weekend here in South Africa with Monday being Youth Day! 
I am very happy to go back to my childhood and play in my craft room, as my contribution to 'Youth Day"....Lol!

Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful crafting weekend and thank you so much for the visit. Please leave a comment as I love to hear from you all!



  1. Your card is beautiful Moz! The die cut flowers on the dress form are so pretty and all the other details you've added. Gorgeous work!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Amelia x

  2. Gorgeous card, love all the sewing details you added, the dress from is gorgeous.

  3. Wow Moz, you've made such a stunningly beautiful card, love anything with a dress form on it, but you've created a really gorgeous one. Love all the wonderfully added details, very pretty! Hugs, Ira xox

  4. Oh Moz, I think you have excelled yourself with this card. Just loving all the details and bits and bobs. Incredibly beautiful work! hugs Sharon x

  5. OH MY, Moz, this is one FABULOUS work-of-art!
    Everything about it just drew me in.
    SO many lovely details to admire!
    Well done!

  6. Hi Moz! I completely love this! My favorite element is how you embellished the dress form! So many fun things to enjoy in your creation!! Gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful! Love the sewing themed card and all your details on it! Love your pattern paper flowers, I have made those before, need to do it again!!

  8. Wow! What beautiful details Moz! Only you could pull this off, I don't have the patience or stamina!!!

  9. I like this card a lot. Beautifully made, and the colors look simply great.
    LG Petra


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