Sunday, 30 June 2013

Welcome Back Sue Carrington #1 .... Framed


"In true crafter style I rescued some pre cut mount board from a frame that was meant for one of those multi photo frames.  I decided to use it for this project and started by cutting it down to a manageable size". 


First of all I cut a piece of cotton fabric and using a combination of Zesty Zing, Hey Pesto, Beach Hut and Bora Bora on my craft mat I spritzed the paint with water and swooshed the material  through it. 

I then tied the material like you would if you were doing a tie dye and spritzed the material again with plenty of water. 

While the material was drying I blended Distress Inks over the mount board.

I then mixed some Grunge Paste with some Zesty Zing and Pumpkin Soup and used it with a flower stencil. I wasn’t too happy with just the flowers so I also added some leaves, which you will see in a later photo.

I unravelled the material, not really sure how it would look, but I was quite pleased with the result. 

I then stamped the text from the ID07 stamp set to the centre of the fabric. I placed it behind the cut out area I’d chosen for it and decided it needed something more. So, I used my sewing machine and did several rows of stitching working my way towards the centre.  You’ll see this in a later photo. 


I also stamped the two images from the ID07 and ID03 sets on to some more dyed fabric.


I stitched some buttons layered onto some burlap and dyed fabric below the text and I attached a key by stitching it to the fabric too. Then I sandwiched the fabric in between the cut mount board and a second piece that I cut to fit the back.

I then painted some cut chipboard pieces with Cheesecake

Then  I sponged some Pumpkin Soup over the pieces and some Brown Shed around the edges. 

I stuck the chip board die cuts to the top and bottom and brushed some Classic Treasure Gold around the edges and over the Grunge Paste.

To finish I’ve added some metal embellishments and some more buttons.



I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project , I’ll be back tomorrow ! 

Leandra Says:Oh SUE, these colours look fantastic, such an unusual combination, but absolutely PERFECT!

Gillian Says: Love the composition of this project, beautiful textures from the GP leaves and flowers. Fab addition with the stitching detail Sue.



24 comments:

Helen said...

Brilliant, Sue - love the dyed fabric, it looks great.

Darcy said...

Looks wonderful, the chipboard top and bottom really finish it off and make it look very professional.

rae d said...

Super project!! Love it xx

margaret said...

Lovely piece Sue WIill be playing along this time after having been away for a month !!!!

Carol Q said...

great presentation idea Sue. love the died fabric and the way you've incorporated it into your project.

Lin said...

Beautiful Sue just beautiful...definately going to have a go at this!!!

Anita Abercrombie said...

Ooh that's lovely, will have to try it out. Great colours.

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful piece, love the tie-dyed material.

Julie Bell said...

Amazing project, love the colours and chipboard pieces.

Kay said...

This is so lovely. I can see using with regular photo's for various occasions as gifts or decorations.

Thank you for sharing!

butterfly said...

What a fantastic make, Sue - the frame looks so stunning (what a great idea to grab one of those photo frame boards...) with the glowing colours and fab textured flowers. Love the fabric stamping too!
Alison x

Christi Conley said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This works really, really well. Really inspiring! Julie Ann xx

sam21ski said...

Great idea to use a photo mount board frame!!

Lovely colour combo

Sam xxx

ionabunny said...

Wow, what great colours. More fun techniques with fabric. Hope my sewing machine behaves....

Rebecca said...

Ooo I love this, ticks all the boxes
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Kathi said...

So fabulous!

Thanks for all the photos and instructions!

Gio said...

Wow...chipboards, fabric and marvellous combo of colours! Just a gorgeous piece!

Trish said...

Oh it is gorgeous! I really do hope I can join in this week - it has been ages!

Annie said...

Superb and inspiring make Sue. Love the colours and texture.

Thank you for sharing.

Annie x

Alison said...

Fantastic project Sue! Love the dyed fabric! x

Gina said...

I have Loads of these(somewhere)...now i know what to do with then , Thank you Susan :D XXX

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful! The fabric looks great.

Kezzy said...

Wowser this is super gorgeous, doing the faux dyeing with fresco paints was amazing with stunning results and the whole fabric and stamping in the frames look awesome. Kezzy :-) xxx

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