....and oh so pretty!
Morning peeps, The birds are tweeting and the sun is out and i'm not working woo hoo.
Perfect excuse to have a play and enter this weeks Lots To Do challenge
This week they want you to 'Use a Machine'
After being totally inspired by some of the wonderful blogs i visited on the OWOH Magic carpet i fell in love with all the gorgeous shabby chic fabric samplers i had seen and just had to try it out for myself.
My efforts were a little more reserved though, as i'm not totally comfortable with fabric working yet, so figured i'd start slow and i used a canvas as my base.
If you've not guessed by now, the 'machine' i used was my Sewing Machine, this is also something i'm not quite comfortable using lol but the piece came out ok in the end.
I used a small collection of fabrics and a lrg lace doillie, I frayed the edges on one piece of fabric and that gave me the loose fibres that created the birds nest.
I used the beautiful 'Lotus' stamp from Stampington & Company onto some glossy cardstock.
I used my machine to sew several of the layers together, and to also give a nice finishing detail.
I stamped several outline hearts from the Roses are Red plate by The Artistic Stamper onto some old book pages and cut out and distressed um a bit with vintage photo then it was just a case of adding a few buttons and feathers and voila. Jobs a goodun.
Definatly not my usual style but i kinda like it and can see more being attempted!
This piece also fits in with a few other challenges
Thanks for dropping by, I'm off now to lose myself in ink, Ta Ra
♥ HUGZ ♥