Thursday, 16 April 2015

A little bit of Goth meets Floral for SDC #190

I made this little fabric collage for a blog challenge -
the challenge was to use stitches - of any sort
in our makes.

I decided to use sewing machine stitches -
here's what my plan of action looked like!

As a starting point I used this  'inspiration pack' 
I bought a few years ago and found again recently
at the back of my craft cupboard.

I used an old cotton hankerchief to work on,
and the 'Prom Queen' stamp by Stampotique.

For the background I used these Distress Ink pads.

Here are some close ups

She wasn't originally going to have a crown, but
I made a bit of a hole in the fabric and needed
to repair it!
Her eyes are sequins and beads.

I enjoyed making the flowers and practising (my version of)
the free motion sewing machine stitching.
The base is some jute (from the Pound Shop!)

Want to see the back?

This was obviously before I added the buttons
and jute base.

She looks a bit of a droopy drawers doesn't she!
I hope she'll find her Prince at the Prom Ball
- she looks a bit miserable at the moment!

Thanks for looking & happy stitching!


Ira Huberts said...

That is just so creative Sherry! Love how you coloured your piece of fabric, looking very artistic I must say! Take care, Ira
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Meggymay said...

Sherry is is awesome. I'm sure she will find her prince. Love you design and all the stitching.
Yvonne xx

Mrs A. said...

I can see hangy threads so I'm a happy bunny. Love the colours and the scrap of material. Hugs MrsA.

Deborah said...

Stuff from the back of the cupboard, pound shop jute, a clever repair solution and tons of talent...I love it Sherry!

Samantha Read said...

Love this! Quirky and beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW Sherry...this is sooo gorgeous, clever and creative...Love your arty fabric piece... with the fabby free motion stitching!! ..and buttons too!!... LOVE it!! Jan x

Jackie said...

Oh wow, it's wonderful - so full of character and creativity and the stitching is fab (not one of my strengths!). I hope you have someone good to hang it so that everyone can see her. Jx

Sue said...

Wow Sherry this is fabulous, not just the making of but the thinking of in the first place. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

*Arwen* said...

Wow this is brilliant!! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

xx Arwen