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!

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