Wednesday, 10 February 2010

GC42: Lace is Ace!

Surely it can't be a whole week since i posted, where on earth did that go.. oh well that must mean it's time for another Gingersnaps Challenge:
I am again glad to be flying the Creative Team  flag for The Artistic Stamper
Its a Spicy Supply week and you have to use - Lace / Fibers
Well me being me i immediatly thought outside the box and decided that the lace i would use would be my main focal point and i created a cuff bracelet with it.
I threaded some wire along the top and down the 2 shortest edges to create a stiff bangle structure, leaving the bottom free flowing. I entertwined some fibres along the top to hide the wire frame, and then I hand sowed some brown material to each side to edge and cover the wire and give it a nice finish.

To create my focal point I got 2 squares of grungepaper, measuring that the points in the shape of a diamond would not overhang the width of the lace.
I stamped one of the super 20's hatted ladies by Artistic Stamper, in desert sand memento ink to one of the squares, added some colour with my copics and then added some faint outlines with a very thin black pen.
I edged the other piece of grungepaper with 2 sorts of bobble ribbon, and then sandwiched the two together hiding all the glue and what not. I used an invisible cotton to stitch round the edge at the same time attaching it to the lace cuff.
I finished by stamping 2 hearts on shrink plastic, and then stamping the open sequin waste stamp on top,  I made a hole b4 shrinking to attach a jump ring to, I then cut out the heart shapes and heated, once cool i attached the rings to the hearts and then to the cuff.
And thats it really. Thanks for another great Challenge Gingersnappers.. Dont forget to check out the rest of the talented Creative Teams work.
Come back soon for more of this and that from me soon
♥ HUGZ ♥

9 comments:

Sid said...

Nice work !

Yellow Pineapple said...

Wow...that is really pretty! I love the lace. Thank for you the instructions. I'm sharing this with my daughter.

Ann said...

Stunning Nicky, it's gorgeous xx

Hels said...

REally different and really loverly ... love the idea of a cuff bracelet...mmm....perhaps I need a closer inspection LOL x

Jennie said...

Just stunning, and a great think outside of the box :)
xx

Paula said...

very clever and pretty...like it!

joanne wardle said...

such a cool piece!

sam21ski said...

WOW You are sooooo creative xxxx

DF - Heidi said...

found it and ooooohhh yes loving this cuff