Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Wednesday Stamper- Buttons

As seems to be the case recently, it's Tuesday, and I'm only just posting the pictures of my entry for last week's Wednesday Stamper challenge. I actually decided what I wanted to do fairly quickly, but then I had to go into town to buy the buttons, then sew them on, and I had to make the pressie for my Husband, so I have a good excuse for my lateness this time!
The idea behind this is that it would be interesting to stamp onto a surface which has texture. The odd thing is that the mind fills in the gaps between the buttons, so it looks like a sharp image. If you click on this to make it bigger, you will see that there is no paint on the fabric. I ended up sewing on about 70 buttons here, and the overall size of the piece is 12cm square. It will eventually have a wire and bead hanger, but I have lost my heavy gauge wire!
The heart stamp is a free foam stamp I have had for years, stamped with pink acrylic paint (I thought it would look more splodgy than this), the rose border is from Tanda Stamps and is stamped in Versafine. The fabric was dyed using Distress Ink in Weathered Wood. The little heart was coloured using the pink paint.
Thanks for the challenge, Wednesday Stamper, but I hope that the next one is not haberdashery related!

11 comments:

Sanja said...

great work!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

You are one CREATIVE lady!

Julie said...

so much sewing! You win!! :)

Benshirin said...

What a funny idea, looks so cute!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so sweet! and so many buttons to sew - awesome work!

Jules said...

What a brilliant idea. I applaud you!

Leni said...

very nice.

gaby said...

This is totally different.I love it!

Silvia said...

Great idea. Looks wonderful.

DymphieM said...

Love the way you added the heart to the buttons. Thank you for the good wishes :-)

Cora said...

Wow, this was a lot of sewing. What a beautiful piece.