Monday, 2 September 2013

Sewing Lady by Sue Carrington

Hello! It's Sue here and very excited to be guest designer for September, thank you Jennie and Emma ! For my first project I wanted to use the gorgeous stamp of the lady sewing from the Dressmaking 001 set.

I've used a piece of grey board and started by spreading Grunge Paste over the Art is stencil in random areas on the board.

Once this was dry I then painted the whole board with Vintage Lace Fresco Finish paint. Then I used Cut 'n' Dry foam and sponged more Fresco Finish paint around the edge and over the embossed text to highlight it.

I then used the Spinning Top stencil and the Swirly Vines stencil, again using Fresco Finish paint. I've added some text using the stamp from the Carte Postale set and Coffee Archival ink. I then brushed some Treasure Gold around the edge and rubbed some over the raised, embossed text.

I stamped the beautiful sewing lady onto some Specialitiy Stamping paper and blended some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink around the edge. I've mounted her onto some card that I've stamped with a stamp from the Stitch in Time set using Coffee Archival ink.

The cotton reels and thimble have been stamped onto pieces of paper from a book that have been stuck onto Grunge paper. The tape measure has been made using the stamp from the Stitch in Time set and I've blended Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks over it. The little paper roses are from my stash and I've rubbed Victorian Velvet Distress Ink over them. For the dress form I've stuck some more paper from an old book on to some Grunge Paper and die cut the shape. The sentiment is from the Stitch in Time set and I've cut it into separate pieces so it would fit on the design.

The little bird cage has been painted with Fresco Finish paint, once it was dry I added a coat of Crackle Glaze and then a further coat of Fresco Finish paint. To finish I added some buttons and some lace from my stash.

I hope you've enjoyed my first project and I'll be back later in the month with my next one !



Glennis said...

I love it - the colours are so soft and dreamy

Rebecca said...

Super work and lovely detail
Happy craftin

Helen said...

Fabulous project, love the simplicity of the colour with the detail of all the stamping.

Annie said...

Fabulous make the stencilled details and gorgeous layering of the stamps and dies.



Annie x

Buttons said...

A beautiful first project Sue. Love all the detail in the background and the pile of sewing ephemera at the bottom. Hugs, Jenny x

Sid said...

Lovely and lots of demension !

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. I love the textures & the soft colours.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

This is gorgeous and thank you for joining us this month at The Artistic Stamper
Jennie x

massofhair said...

Really lovely project with great colours. Liking the GP effect :-)

Sandy said...

Very beautiful Sue!

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Sue on your guest deisgn spot! This piece is absolutely gorgeous. Fabulously designed combination of techniques, inking and embellishing. All so beautiful! Nicola x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Sue
This is full of texture and warmth, and beautifully designed, it is fabulous.

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Sue. I love all the different textures and the stamp is stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Sophie said...

Gro├čartig und perfekt!

Sophie xx

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Love love love the background! The sewing lady is a fabulous image as well!

craftytrog said...

Your project is stunning Sue! xx

Sarah B said...

I love the muted colours you've used. The stamp of the lady is beautiful ( I can feel a purchase coming on !)x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous piece from Sue... lovely palette of vintage colours, and such delicious delicate distressing. Fabulous! Lovely to have you with us this month, Sue (and sorry I'm late getting to this!).
Alison xx