August 23, 2009

Combining the arts!

Here's a different way of using rubber stamps to continue another nearly lost art. When I was a little girl, my grandmother taught me how to do embroidery. I love doing this, but never find the time anymore. Well, the county fair is coming up next week and one of the categories our club can submit entries is for an embellished garment. So, here was my chance to combine two of my favorite art forms--stamping and embroidery. For the images I used two different stamp sets--stitched exotics and wedding sweet. The color inspiration came from the current in colors melon mambo, crushed curry, and bermuda bay.

I went to wal-mart and bought a cheap $6 t-shirt and then using stazon I stamped the images on the t-shirt. Then using a single thread of embroidery floss, I embroidered this image around the collar on the front of the shirt. Then I added beads as an accent on each of the points and on the stamped dots. I love the way this turned out, but I have no idea what the judges will say. We shall see!

August 01, 2009

Here comes the bride...

This was a wedding card for a friend who just got married today. True to myself I finished the card 30 minutes before leaving for the wedding. :D It turned out pretty cool, though. In my humble opinion. Her wedding colors were royal blue and white. So I used brilliant blue and silver metallic cardstock. The background image is the brocade background and is bleached in (no ink--pretty cool, huh?) Then I over stamped in brilliat blue the En Francais background. The sentiment is from a sale-a-bration set and is embossed with silver. The ribbon is also embossed (do you think I like embossing? LOL) with iridescent ice embossing powder to give it a glittery effect and then some silver metallic embroidery floss is tied into the ribbon for accent.