14 November 2014

All Sewn Up at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome. Brenda is our host for the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey. This is simple - a sewing inspired creation, any style as long as you tell us what the Tim influence is in your project (that could be that you have used a Tim technique, some of Tim's products, maybe you will case one of his tags but make it sewing based, you choose but please make it clear what the Tim influence is as so many people disqualify themselves from being able to win the prize as we are not sure how it fits to our challenge blog. Be adventurous and make whatever you like, it doesn't have to include real sewing but must be focused within that theme. So what are you waiting for?


Christmas is now looming and I need to get a start on cards for friends and family (with DT samples pretty much done and dusted). So thoughts turned to how I could incorporate a seasonal twist on the sewing theme. As is always the case for these challenges I headed straight to Tim's blog for some ideas and techniques and (of course) wasn't disappointed!


The Holiday Knit stencil is of course ideal for any sewing based project and Tim's use of texture paste and Distress Stain Sprays are perfect for use with it. I added extra machine stitching to to background and also rubbed Archival Ink over the raised areas to contrast with the faded look of the base colour. Layers of inked lace and paint splatters helped to make the dressform stand out better. And yes, that is hand stitching you can spy on the bookpage holly leaves. To finish, particularly if you are lost for words, Chit Chat Stickers are always there to help.


Despite the lack of daylight in this part of the UK I hope you can get a sense of the vibrancy of this card. It was such fun to create and makes a start on that card list... To see more from my talented team mates make sure you head over to A Vintage Journey before hitting those sewing themed tools and textures. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Remember, for winners we are generously sponsored by Country View Crafts and there are chances to join the Creative Guides up for grabs too.

I hope you'll pop back tomorrow for something new for IndigoBlu...
In the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


Products used can be purchased from Country View Crafts

34 comments:

  1. The texture on your background (in the lovely RED!) is super on this with the nordic stencil - love the button berries for your pretty holly - and the dress form tucked behind it - a beautiful sewn card for Christmas Jenny!

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  2. Fabulous card Jenny. Love it lots. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. The holiday knit background is gorgeous Jenny, love the richness of colour and the layered design. Lovely. Tracy x

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  4. I know of no one else who could dream of a holiday themed sewing project. Just love the way you think and really love looking at your fabulous creation. So very well done.

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  5. Wonderful depth to this card and I always admire your sewing on cards.

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. I totally agree with S@ndy, only you could come up with a holiday themed sewing project! And what a stunning project it is too, the red is fabulous and I love how you used those amazing buttons for berries too! Anne xx

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  7. I have no words to tell you how beautiful I think this is! Just the right amount of color and texture and I love the sewing on the card as well. Well done!

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  8. Stunning creation Jenny. It's amazing. Hugs, Veerle xxx

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  9. Wow, does that stencil ever look gorgeous in red! I love how you have levee some much of it open to really get the impact. And I really like how you tied the sewing theme into a Christmas card. Lovely!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. What a fabulous idea to incorporate the sewing theme into a Christmas card and it works so well. Beautifully made as always Jenny.
    Julie xx

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  11. That sweater knit stencil background looks amazing. Love the red with the pop of green on the holly leaves. The bits of lace are the perfect accent.

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  12. You are just the bomb! I absolutely dislocated my jaw when you said you hand-stitched the holly leaves. That is truly beautiful and your elements fit perfectly together for the theme and Christmas. Another stunning card!!! :)
    hugs and happy weekend,
    Lisa x

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  13. I "sew" love the Holiday Knit background! I just ordered it and some more sprays. What a pretty card!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous card Jenny with wonderful links to both Tim and the sewing theme and a very clever play on words. Love it.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  15. Wow Jenny you have really made that knit background zing !! Fabulous card and a great design. Have a lovely weekend x

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  16. Simply stunning card and great fabric texture on it! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  17. Good evening Jenny,
    Absolutely FANTASTIC!! This is where your brilliant mind comes into play. The manaquin, that one word and it's "sewing" themed. Would never have thought of that!!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  18. What a fabulous idea for a Christmas card! The background looks so textured, it's beautiful Jenny. Ruth x

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  19. Gorgeous card Jenny ! I just want to stroke it ! Sue C x

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  20. Beautiful design, Jenny.
    I love the rich colour, the shading made me think you had cut up a wool jumper.
    Many beautiful pieces of art since I last popped by. Good to see you creating even if I am a little envious (I hate my commute during the darker months its like I never see daylight!!!)

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  21. I adore the stencil you used to make this - it looks awesome Jenny - a beautiful make! So very clever! Hugs rachel x

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  22. Absolutely beautiful. The texture on the background is delicious - fantastic work, Jenny! xx

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  23. This is such a fun and festive card, Jenny! :) Love the red, knit embossed background, totally FUN!! All of the stitching that you've included is wonderful...I do like how you're using red thread--More FUN!! :) Another Christmas card for your stash and a FAB make for AVJ!! XOXO-Shari

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  24. Beautiful! You did the texture paste through that stencil so beautifully, and the ted looks so rich.

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  25. Brilliant!! I specially love the textured holiday knits in the background! They look so rich done like that. Beautifully embellished too. A fantastic Christmas card for someone who loves sewing!!

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  26. This is fantastic Jenny! I have been on the fence about the knit stencil, but not any more! I love the button berries!! So festive! hugs :)

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  27. I also love this knit background, and I would love to touch it, as it really seems velvet to me: a perfect red and warm card for winter times!

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  28. I love texture on your background! Amazing card!!!!

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  29. A fabulous card, love the Holiday Knit background looks great for your sewing themed Christmas card.
    Avril xx

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  30. Brilliant stenciling and what a gorgeous effect and design! LOVE the dressform and holly too! So gorgeous!

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  31. Looking at this I could not help but think how lovely a stitched up stocking would be! Gorgeous card and stenciling and love the decorated mini dress form. Hugs!

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  32. A really gorgeous card, Jenny - the holiday knit texture looks just fabulous, and I love the holly leaves preserving the dress form's modesty (a little prickly though, perhaps?!). Sorry to have missed so much - really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and maybe even catching up with some of the last few week's worth...
    Alison xx

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  33. Love how you've done the background, fabulous festive colours and trimmings

    Jools x

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  34. Stunning - the background is awesome

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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