My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
Crafty hugs & stuff


Wednesday 31 October 2018

Paper Heart on Fabric

So come on, how many of you have crafty items you've never used, and things you've had in your stash for YEARS? I know I do! 
I'm really trying hard to deal with both those 'crafty problems'! So this project made me very happy - and at the same time another birthday card ticked off the list of dozens to make - even better it's for a crafty girl who I know will appreciate each layer!
Finished's how I put this one together.
A crumpled old book page, dyed with out of date coffee granules (thanks Dad!) , dried and brayered over with white paint on the base layer.
Another piece stamped onto. I finally used these two stamps from a magnetic 'making memories' set. I kind of avoid this set as it's a bit of a faf setting it up - but looking at them again there are some fab words so I must remember to use em! 
 Another stamp I've not used - a wooden one with a map on it, I used this archival ink, brayered on the back of the paper to get a better impression, then tore around the edges. Base layer done!
 You guessed it - another stamp I've never used! This time one by Finnabair. I was looking for something to stamp on the little heart I made (watercolour card, painted and cut to a heart shape while travelling on a bus to the Grand Canyon!). 
 The heart in the stamp was a perfect fit for my little shape - bit of a fluke!
 I have sooooo many scraps of material! So I pulled out a few and worked out how I wanted to layer them up. I took a hammered card blank and inked the front to soften the white before I began gluing.
Tape runner and glue stick to adhere 1st layer. Then cosmic shimmer on top for fabrics...

Large, open weave hessian, frayed around the edges, then a scrap of a thinner open weave material....then I found a couple of small scraps of pretty organza so those went on too!

 A torn piece of wallpaper, then my little painted, stamped cut out heart shape.
Torn, stamped sentiments added next.
and finally a tiny flower that I pressed a couple of years ago - I only found these when I got my flower press out to do some others, such a lovely surprise!
I so enjoyed making this, using things I hadn't used and
 also little bits and pieces I didn't want to throw away!
Thanks for looking.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful card made from treasured scrapes.
    I love all the different textures and that special find in your flowerpress.
    It's beautiful!