Friday, 8 June 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #75: It's a Sketch!!! Vintage Gift Pocket

Hello Everyone..

It's Sketch time over on the #75 Paperbabe Challenge
with this fortnight asking you to use the image below to inspire your creativity.
The "paperbabe stamps" can represent any sentiment and the image an embellishment.
Use the sketch in any creative way, flip it, turn it but most of all be inspired by it. 

Here's what I have been up to along with those How to Do's.

I first created a template following the sketch prompt, placed onto calico and traced around it. I wanted to create a pocket so doubled up the amount of fabric so I could fold it back on itself. Machine stitching around the edge to give me a straight guide I placed the long striped stencil over the fabric and painted on matte medium.

This would act as a resist when dry.

Distress Oxides have been used to add colour to the calico, picking up a variety of watered down colours by dabbing the fabric into those coloured puddles. The white stripes are the matt medium applied earlier. When dry this was heat set from the back using an iron.

Onto silk ribbon I stamped the small Paperbabe red rubber rose directly onto the ribbon using Tattered Rose Oxide and heat set very gently from the back using an iron.

The stamped ribbon was sewn onto a strip of lace then sewn onto the fabric, the fabric was then folded over leaving the circle free to act as the closure. Both sides were then sewn up to create that pocket. The sentiment taken from the MayLeeDee Alice stamp set was stamped onto Rice Paper.

Applied to the closure a piece of left over stamped ribbon was tied into a bow 
and sewn onto the pocket front, completing my Vintage Gift Pocket creation.

Inside it holds a little gift just waiting to be given.

Thank you so much for visiting and so sorry I am late with my post,
I've been away and not sure why it did not post Friday as scheduled
but it's here now.. Happy days..!!

I've missed you ALL..
and will be round to visit as soon as i've sorted the laundry out!!
Creative wishes for a wonderful week.

Hugs Tracey xx

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  1. Oh Tracey, this is sooo clever! You are a real wiz with that sewing machine of yours! The whole little pocket has turned out so beautifully! Whoever is going to receive this is going to be over the moon with it!!

    Have fun with the laundry and happy Sunday! xxx

  2. This is gorgeous, very elegant, love the delicate colours. Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

  3. How clever! Looks lovely, Jo x

  4. This is a brilliant idea and a great take on the sketch, makes a wonderful gift in itself.
    Avril xx

  5. I am so impressed at the way the Oxide inks worked on the calico and I just love how the roses look stamped onto the ribbon. What a lovely gift this will make.

    I have been away too, visiting That's Crafty, what a fantastic weekend, definitely worth the long drive! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Tracey this is beautiful,and soooo creative, what a beautiful gift this will be. I hope you had a lovely time away, and that the laundry doesn't take too long. Have a fun week, Sue xx

  7. So beautiful.I can never create beautiful fabric stuff but love to see it. Hugs JUNE XXX

  8. Absolute beauty Tracey! Great idea for a gift. Hope your time away was good. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  9. What a gorgeous transformation of this sketch Tracey! This is THE coolest and oh so beautiful. Big hugs, Autumn

  10. Amazing idea, Tracey!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, my friend.

  11. What a brilliant take on the prompt - I would've prolly just made a card, so am impressed by your use of calico and oxide inks! Now there's something else on my want-to-try list LOL! Also, congrats on being published in Craft Stamper, can't wait to see what you come up with next ;)

  12. Your take on the sketch is simply stunning! What an unique project - you are such a clever artist Tracey ! You never cease to amaze me! I am impressed with this purse! So beautiful! Wishing you a very happy week my creative friend!
    Hugs Susi

  13. You are so creative and what a marvellous interpretation of the sketch. I always learn something when I pop in and today is not exception. I shall be using the matt medium as a slight resist as it looks great. Thank you x

  14. Wow, what an amazing make! I loved seeing how you created it too, the ribbons finished it beautifully 😁. I'm sure whoever receives it will be so happy! Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x
    p.s. sorry I'm so late visiting, our internet connection doesn't seem to want to work this week 😉. J x


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