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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Try It On Tuesday - Let's get Stitchy!!

Or perhaps this post should be titled 'The art of knowing when to stop'.

So to get to my DT piece for this week. It is a fully loaded 8 x 8 canvas. It started from the big blowsy flower which came in an embellishment kit - gorgeous but a bit big for a card - which gave me the creamy/peachy colour tones and well, it kind of grew from there!!

OK we asked for stitching on this week's project's at TioT and there is stitching on my project although it may be hard to see as the layers have obliterated most of the stamped and faux stitching. However I can assure you the lace ruffle is handstitched, as are the swirls on the piece of fabric (I even did a bit of beading). The idea for that being that the stitched work would marry up with the stamped swirl behind - kinda worked!!

There are a lot of layers and also texture in this piece though mainly abstract as my spackle was a bit lumpy and hard to manage through non-use (until I remembered you could add water - doh) so I couldn't use my masks. I've done a few other pieces in tandem with this one that were more successful in that regard but I'll post them later as this is a TioT Challenge post. The rolled roses and shabby flowers are handmade and spritzed with micas and the leaves have been DI'd and embossed with Distress embossing powder to give them a rough and multicoloured texture.

 I always find it hard to know when this kind of canvas is finished - to be honest the first layers of paper were so pretty I couldn't cover them up for a day. Anyhow it gave me a chance to use some new stamps (had them since September!!) and have a rummage in my stash and I think it will look nice on my wall.

So now you've seen what I've done it's your turn - but don't worry you don't have to go crazy you can do any kind of project to any theme with real or faux stitching.
Crafty-emblies is our sponsor for January, with a £10 store voucher for our lucky winner this month.
Just remember that to be considered for Top 5 and the Prize Draw you must only link to 5 challenges in total including ours. Don't forget to visit the other DT members at Try It On Tuesday and check out their projects as well!

Because this turned out kinda pretty and feminine I am entering it into the current 'Our Creative Corner' Challenge for which the theme is Shabby Chic.

Happy Crafting!!


Meggymay said...

Cindy this sure has the Wow factor. It is gorgeous and I love all the details.
Yvonne x

SandeeNC said...

oh my, Cindy! Did you do the embroidery yourself? It's gorgeous, just love the canvas! ♥ waving hi from the soggy hills of North Carolina :)

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a stunning canvas ... I love everything about it xxx

Tina xxx

Netty said...

oh wow this is the prettiest canvas ever, so gorgeous. x

chrissie said...

This is so beautiful and some great ideas to think about. The way you have used the buttons is brilliant

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous canvas Cindy, full of wonderful elements and gorgeous colours. Love all the lace, beading and texture.
Enjoy your week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Alexa said...

I like the fully loaded look - beautiful! Great DT piece for the stitchy challenge. x

Martina said...

What a fantastic and wonderful creation, dear Cindy! Super idea and beautifully designed.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Cindy, This is absolutely stunning and so feminine.
Love the background, I can see why you didn't want to cover it, but your finished creation is superb.
Avril xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

I'm glad you gave us some closeups because I didn't see that gorgeous embroidered material until now.
Really lovely piece.

Jester said...

It's beautiful!

Claudia N. said...

Love every detail of that load on your canvas, Cindy!!! Absolutely adorable!


Claudia xx

Sharon Wheet said...

Cindy, what a gorgeous creation. And I think that peach blossom looks perfect on your card front.
and I'm glad that you added those extra embellishments. very pretty and very shabby chic!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Sarn said...

I LOVE this x

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