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