Saturday 25 January 2014

Sweet Stampin Challenge - In Stitches

Well I don't know about you but I can't believe how quickly this month has gone. I'm wondering if it's because I'm getting older or it's because I'm constantly busy. I'm not sure of the answer, all I know is that I blinked and missed January :)  Anyway back to crafty business, here's my card tag for this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge - the theme this week is In Stitches. Your card, tag or whatever project you decide to make MUST include a stamped element.

Here's What I did
After cutting out my tag it was coloured with my pan pastels. I then stamped the sewing images with stazon all over the tag - and yes some of the tape measure is upside......I did it on purpose ;)  The word 'Beautiful' was stamped, heat embossed and covered with gold gilding flakes. Then I die cut a sewing machine, mannequin stand and body section which I tinted blue, stamped and glittered. To finish it off I hand sewed a little lace skirt and wrapped it around the body, this was then added to the tag along with the sewing machine. To embellish it further I added die cut letters, some buttons, tag and a bow.

Here's what I Used:
Stamps: Sew Pretty (Craft Mag Freebie), My Mind's Eye Tangerine 'Hello Stamps', Little Darlings 'Large Words'
Cardstock (CS): Papermill Shimmer CS, Black CS, White CS
Dies: Xcut Alphabet 'Centurion', Sizzix 'Banner 2'
Die Cut: Polkadoodles Cutting files 'Picknix' Collection 1 - Mannequin, Sewing Machine
Pan Pastels: Phthalo Blue Tint, Turquoise, Diarylide Yellow, Permanent Red Tint, Orange, Violet Tint
Other: Tag (created by me), Versamark Ink, Stamp N' Bond, Gold Gilding Flakes, Buttons, Ribbon, Gold thread, Distressing Ink pad 'Tumbled Glass', Heat Gun, Stazon, Lace, Glitter

 We hold a weekly challenge with a fantastic prize plus a monthly prize draw for everyone who enters a card/project throughout the month. 
So why not drop by Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog and check out what my fabulous Design Teamies have made to inspire you, and while you're there why not enter your card or project into the 'In Stitches' challenge. This week's sponsor and prize of a £10 voucher is from Di's Digi's and My Crafty Heart. and the monthly draw sponsor prize is a £10 voucher from Cuddly Buddly.

I look forward to seeing what you create.


Janine x


An Occasional Genius said...

A totally stunning tag Janine & your bow is awesome! I agree about January flying by, thought it was just because I'd been away for half of it!

Enjoy your weekend xx

Ali said...

Another stunner xx

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Janine. I'm always a bit nervous about tackling a tag - not enough room for me to play with - but you've managed to put in so much detail and still keep the overall design neat and uncluttered. Fabulous! xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning tag Janine, so beautiful details and textures, love it.

Warm hugs

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.beautiful dressform and i love your pretty details ;D

xx coops xx