Thursday 14 February 2019

Frilly and Funkie Guest Designer ~ Let me count the ways..

Hello Creative Friends,
It's really lovely to be here today.

I'm so lucky to have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at
Frilly and Funkie. Hosted by Sara Emily this Fortnight's Challenge
Theme is inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Love Poem 
How do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43) Let me counts the ways.

Frilly and Funkie are asking you to share your Vintage/Shabby Chic
creations that include *Three of Something* this could be three colours,
words, stamps etc... Pop on over HERE and see what the super talented
Frilly and Funkie Design Team have created to inspire you.

Here's what I created along with those *How to Do's*

I had to think long and hard about this theme,
whilst reading the poem I gathered vintage fabrics,
lace and stamped images as I searched for inspiration.

With the romance of those words I cut out large fabric hearts from linen
and stamped Tim Holtz Patchwork pieces using sepia versafine onto calico. 

Layered snippets of lace adds embellishment and dimension 
along with buttons from Grandma's button tin.

Sewn onto a cotton and muslin panel hemmed top and bottom I stamped along 
both edges using a border stamp from the same patchwork pieces set.

Around two wooden dowels wrapped wire holds three pearl beads to each end. 
Threaded through those hemmed edges they act as support for the fabric panel.

Amongst my paper stash I came across snippets of vintage ephemera
and words on a 6x6 paper, it was as if those three words
Forever, Cherish and Adore were just waiting to be found.

Machine stitching around each word I made three tags 
and created a mini affection booklet to hold them inside.

Partially sewn onto the panel an embellished
pin holds the booklet secure to the heart.

With the top of the heart left unsewn a pocket has 
been created to hold the affection booklet within.

A single strip of lace acts as a hanger completing my 
Vintage Fabric hanging Heart.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I've really enjoyed my time creating this piece,
Thank you to Frilly and Funkie for having me
and to Sara Emily for hosting *Let me count the ways*

Wishing you all a wonderful day full of love and romance!
It is the most romantic day of the year after all...

Creative Hugs & wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:

A Vintage Journey ~ Your Hearts Desire Challenge
Try it on Tuesday ~ Romance Challenge
Wens ~ Simply Neutrals 53
Pixie's Snippet Playground ~ Challenge #345
Crafty Card Makers ~ Love, Love, Love.


aussie aNNie said...

I am speechless Tracy, this is like WOW...XXX

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautiful panel Tracey, put together with love and attention to so many details that make this quite unique. I love how you’ve pulled together fabrics, lace, buttons, stamps and that delightful little affection booklet and made it into a hanging that can be displayed and admired. You have met the theme so cleverly. Brilliant! Xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

I just LOVE this piece, so beautiful, and so wonderfully thought out and created - fan*tas*tic! It is so soft and romantic with the beautiful fabrics and lace. Have a wonderful day Tracey! Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

....And congrats on being guest DT!

Lula said...

This is a Wowser! What a stunning piece with so many wonderful details- just love it!
Congrats on your Guest Designer Spot
Lula xx

sirkkis said...

The most lovely piece of the romantic project.
Happy Valentine's Day, Hugs🌹💗

Águeda said...

How, una pieza súper vintage romántica.
Gracias por el paso a paso, tomo nota.
Besos y feliz fin de semana

Annie said...

Huge congrats on your GD spot and F&F Tracey and what beautiful projects x I love them all especially that gorgeus heart xx Huge hugs
Annie x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork.

Cath Wilson said...

Love your project, Tracey. So much detail and so lovely to read your thought process. It's a very romantic piece and beautifully created - lovingly. I love the lace, buttons and fabrics and that border is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday and congratulations on your DT spot.
Cath x

sarascloset said...

Just WOW! I cant' say it any better than Brenda did above! You have taken this theme and ran with it! And what an amazing finished project, so feminine and romantic and fits the theme I chose like a glove! I love that your have taken fabrics and laces and combined them with stamping to bring this all together, and that little booklet is so sweet with the stitched tags tucked in there. This is a beautiful project and we are so honored to have you as our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and I personally am so thrilled with your attention to the details of my chosen theme! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hugs!

froebelsternchen said...

WOw- Tracey this is a gem - I am totally in awe of your make - precious!!!!

Fingers crossed for your lovely dog girl! Just read about her!♥♥♥
Happy Valentine's day and thanks bunches for this AMAZING entry linked to Try It On Tuesday! Your talent is fascinating and I would LOVE to have a session with you to see how you work !

Big hugs, and I am thinking of you and your lovely black girl!


Dorthe said...

Dearest Tracey, such a most beautiful heart hanger, - I love the vintage style, the whiteness, and how you brought it all to a whole. The booklet so adorable and holding the tags each telling an important story . This is gorgeous!!
Congratulations on the Guest Designer job , they are lucky to have you.
Big hugs from Dorthe

Redanne said...

Oh Tracey, this is just so, so exquisite - a delicate, feminine, romantic hanging. I love the soft look of the elements and your mini affection book is such a wonderful addition. The dowel hangers look fabulous too. I love everything about this dreamy hanging! Hugs, Anne xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Such a marvelous project Tracey!! I love the results of this shabby chick piece~ Beautifully done with all it's 'frilly' textures of lace and muslin; etc. The mini wood dowels are a lovely way to anchor it! The mini booklet is a vintage beauty as well, and so inspiring! Truly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, karen o

Meggymay said...

An absolutely gorgeous project Tracey. Its romantic and feminine with beautiful details. I liked seeing all the photos you added as well.
Yvonne xx

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh wow! That is so beautiful, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing your process.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Congrats on the DT spot! This really (and I do mean really) is most beautiful project and I love all the elements that have been brought together here! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Clare Lloyd said...

Such a beautiful project

Annie said...

Hi Tracey x I am back again to thank you for hopping on board with us over at A Vintage Jounrey this month. Your fabric heart fits perfectly and I adore all the elements xx
Best Wishes
Annie CG x

Gibby Frogett said...

Oh wow Tracey what a beautiful and elegant project - just stunning!
I loved seeing all the photos and wonderful details - thank you.. however .. you may want to slap my wrist as when reading I kept hearing Roger Rabbit in my head. (I'm sure he quotes that poem or something similar to Jessica in the film) :)
Thanks for your lovely comments earlier.
Hope you have good day and lovely weekend... Gill xx

My name is Erika. said...

Tracey this is romantic and gorgeous. What a clever idea to make the heart a pocket. I have those TH stamps and haven't used them but they really add some pretty details. Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

A truly delight to the eyes Tracey. I must pop over later and have a look at the challenge but at the moment sadly I must do some ironing! Big hugs, Angela xXx

Cyndi L said...

That is soooo beautiful! Frilly and Funkie are really blessed to have you on the design have an eye for exquisite detail <3

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing make! You have captured romance beautifully with the delicate layers of lace and pretty detail - stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! It's turned warmer here and we've had some lovely sunshine the last couple of days, I hope you have too! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on your GD spot and with such a stunning make. Love all the little extra details you added to give the feminine vintage look to this little hanging. Love the addition of the Affection Book, such a lovely idea.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril xx

Neet said...

Oh Tracey, I have really enjoyed reading your blog page outlining what you made for the Guest Designer spot. Your hanging is exactly what I would love to create myself but never manage. It really is beautiful and the addition of the little affection booklet is so inspired. Every little piece that you added is perfect and it is such a beautiful romantic piece of art - created with love itself.
Congrats on the GD spot - bet you blew them all away with this. It is beautiful.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

Oh Tracey this is so beautiful! All these gorgeous elements, and I love how you've stamped onto the fabric. It's such an elegant piece, and it really is a work of art. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Back to say thank you for joining us all over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

Di said...

Wow Tracey - this really is absolutely stunning! So much attention to every little detail - I love it! Welcome back to the Snippets Playground again!


Di xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous work Tracey!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting Tracey x.
Now this is why I take my time reading blog posts and how things are made. What a stunning project full of thoughtful elements and made with love. Your attention to detail is staggering and I am in awe of your mixed media creative talent. I always learn something when I pop in and today I learnt lots....Thank you x.

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh Tracey... I'm enchanted by your gorgeous hanging heart. Every part of it is so thoughtfully created. Smiling so widely and admiring so much... Sue xx

Astrid Maclean said...

First up, congrats on your GDT spot, very well deserved of course!!
Your project and step out are absolutely fabulous, the attention to detail is super, so pretty and utterly romantic, just wonderful!!! That heart looks simply amazing and the addition of the little book is just such a clever touch. All together the whole piece has the complete wow factor!!!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a gorgeous heart hanger Tracey and I love the additional inspiration booklet holding those meaningful words dear. It's so much fun creating with lace and love the stamped borders adding so much interest to your piece.
Absolutely well done!
Suzy xx

sarascloset said...

And now I'm back to say thank you once again, this time for playing along at A Vintage Journey! I'm so lucky to get to see this wonderful work of art again! Big hugs and wishes for a creative week ahead!

Marjut said...

This is so beautiful, I like it! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

SewPaperPaint said...

I'm just so happy for you with your guest spot and well done! What a fabulous project design and the colorway is amazing! You always delight my creative senses my friend. <3 It's great to get to see what you've been up to as I've missed your beautiful work. Big hugs from across the pond, Autumn

Lace Age Girl said...

Oh Tracey, it's gorgeous! I love the booklet with the three words, and how you've added it to the heart as an embellishment. The Tim Holtz lacy stamps are perfect for this.Your photos look great on the old timber background - a vintage table? The whole effect is enchanting! Thanks for showing your process, too. What an inspiring post! With great admiration,
Jesse XX

AppleApricot Wen said...

Tracey, this is so gorgeous! The panel with the beautiful heart, and such a clever idea to leave the top open for your beautiful booklet. Congratulations on being a guest designer at F&F! And thank you so much for sharing how you created this gorgeous piece! Big hugs and love, xx

Darnell said...

This is exquisite, Tracey! Thank you for sharing the fascinating steps you took to create this beautiful work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisabella Russo said...

That's so lovely and amazing! It has such a delicate beauty.

Amanda said...

I can’t believe I nearly missed this, for some reason I can’t get your blog to come up in my blog feed which is very annoying, so sorry I’m late. Well done on your GDT spot and then wow, wow and I’ll just finish with another wow!!!
Amanda x

Uroocreations said...

Aaaawwww!!! So soft and it... Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Dr Monika Shukla

Diana Taylor said...

Wow Tracey this is exquisite - I love how you've packed such gorgeousness into this beautiful piece. I love the stamp set too but know I'd never come up with anything quite as lovely as this so would always feel rather dissatisfied owning it - that's rare for me!! Thank you for your visit earlier this week, I hope you get a bit of time for crafting,
Diana x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love visiting blogs and getting up close to the artwork. Absolutely beautiful . I love the vintage stamping and the lacy detail is so eye catching. A beautiful piece ❤️❤️😘

Julie Lee said...

Just stopping by to say what a gorgeous project, Tracey. It really does complement the E. B. Browning poem so well. It is so detailed and exquisite. Thank you for visiting Calico Craft Parts Blog and your lovely comment on my Alice in Wonderland canvas: it meant such a lot to me. xxx

craftytrog said...

Wow! Your fabric art project is so pretty and stunning Tracey!
Hope you have a lovely week.
Alison xx

Words and Pictures said...

A beautiful guest creation for F&F - the soft lacy textures are just lovely, and it is so elegantly feminine.
Alison x

Jackie PN said...

WOW Tracey! Such Gorgeous creations! I just love the hanging heart piece!
Congratulations on being the guest designer and what a great theme besides!
I have not been around,so I just noticed your photo on the side, you look fabulous! How beautiful you are! Great picture around all of your art stuff! heehee
sending hugs,Jackie xx