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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Hello lovely Bloggers and Followers old and new

The challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge (http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk) this month is Buttons and Bows.  I love to do the PB Challenge as I can make use of my gorgeous PB stamps and it gives me the chance to do something pretty (which I still love doing) and this is my entry:


For ages now I have seen pieces of work where people stamped onto fabric and used stitching, so I thought I would have a go.  The Penny Black image 'fireworks' is stamped onto crinoline fabric that I obtained from The Funkie Junkie  (see the new address in the link)  in America.  It is quite stiff fabric and so easy to stamp on using black Archival Ink.

I coloured the flowers in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Chipped Sapphire for the flower heads and Forest Moss for the leaves.  I dusted off my sewing machine and stitched the fabric to some white card and then inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire DI.  I matted this onto plain white cardstock and I coloured the ribbon with Chipped Sapphire DI and added this.  The card is 8" x 8" and I took some Chipped Sapphire Coredinations card stock, cut out two mats and layered them as shown.

To finish off I added a Hero Arts sentiment and three buttons in a toning blue with some blue and white Bakers twine threaded through.

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all and will always try to return the compliment.  Happy Crafting!  Crafty hugs, Anne xx

31 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Anne, such a gorgeous image and coloured perfectly.,,,Love the stitching.xxx

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  2. This is stunning Anne. I love the image, the colours are gorgeous and the layout is fabulous

    hugs Sue

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  3. Morning Anne, this is simply beautiful. I love your colour choice. Your stamping onto fabric looks great and the stitching is the perfect finishing touch. I'm currently on the lookout for a sewing machine, haven't used one for years, but I love the look of stitching on cards, it's so pretty. Have a great weekend. xx

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  4. Love the blue on white. Very elegant!!!

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  5. As you say Anne Penny Black has lovely stamps which are feminine and pretty. The fabric adds a very elegant finish to your soft and pretty design.

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  6. Simple, elegant, and stunning all at the same time!

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  7. Oh that really is pretty, Anne! I love Chipped Sapphire, and this uses it with such elegance and subtlety... beautiful stamp-colouring, ribbon and buttons - just lovely!
    Alison x

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  8. Your card is really stunning Anne. I love the colour combo you have used. Hugs Rita xx

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  9. Beautiful card! Love how the stamped image looks on fabric, very elegant!

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  10. Gorgeous card, the stamped fabric looks fabulous and I love the blue and white xx

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  11. this is just stunning Anne - you really do have a wonderful way with these PB nature stamps - you're so clever - the colours and everything are just fabulous xxx

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  12. Beautiful card Anne, I love the colours and the stamping onto fabric looks lovely, well done stitching too. I'm still too lazy to do this but maybe I just need to invest in a proper machine to help (my daughter had a toy one which works, yes I did keep it when she outgrew it to see if it would and I've used it a couple of times on my cards, lol)
    hugs Alexandra aged ??1/4 hee hee!

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  13. Gorgeous card Anne adorable design & detail..love the way the image is stamped onto fabric..I also must thank you for another Gorgeous card that dropped through my letter box, Anne it is Beautiful another fabulous design with fabulous detail.. Thank you Anne I will treasure it dear friend.. I hope you are doing ok.. Hugs May x x

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  14. Beautiful card Anne, and you did a fabulous job stamping on the fabric, love how the stitching sets it off too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  15. This really is a very pretty card Anne. Such gentle colours/image. I love it. Hugs Annie x

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  16. What an exquisite design Anne,
    I adore that blue...so delicate and pretty.
    Anyone would treasure this card if they were lucky enough to receive it.
    It's just perfect! :D
    xoxo

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  17. This is a beautiful card, love the colour and the stamping on fabric is great! Trace. X

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  18. Ann, this is just stunning! I enlarged it to get a good look..absolutely exquisite and the colours are just beautiful, good luck with the challenge, hugs Carole Z X

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  19. A beautiful card, and such a clever idea to stamp on fabric. I love the soft gentle colours.
    irene
    xxxx

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  20. This is really awesome, Ann. And inspirational - I have pinned it to refer back to for CASEing. It's perfectly balanced and I love the blue. I think I will be dusting off my very old machine and trying this out, thanks!!

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  21. Hi Anne,

    This card is amazing! I wonder if crinoline is like cheesecloth (although cheesecloth isn't stiff). Just beautiful.

    Yes, Lynn is a sweetie. I wanted to make a potholder before sharing her gift but time was dragging and my sewing machine hadn't moved!

    I don't see my pic as a follower -- will have to check that out.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  22. This card is very pretty anne, love the colour and the combination of fabric, buttons, stitching and twine all in one project. Hugs Mo x

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  23. Very nice - love the blues!
    Sandy

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  24. Great card, Anne! Love the twine on the buttons.

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  25. Anne, this is such a lovely card. I love the blue and white together. I love your idea of stamping on the crinoline! That is such a pretty Penny Black stamp. And I love how you've matted it in the center and run ribbon around it. So pretty. Those little buttons with the twine are a really nice embellishment, too! Beautiful card! <3 Candy

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  26. Such a lovely card Anne, I love the layout you chose and the buttons in the corner. So pretty.
    Hugs Lynn

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  27. Beautiful Anne and I'm in agreement, I think stamping on fabric is such a lovely effect and adds another dimension to the image. I really love what you've done with the stamp a pretty colour scheme and design too. Hope you've had a good weekend. Chris x

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  28. Hi Anne
    This is just so pretty and elegant. The details are beautifully placed so as not to detract from that lovely image.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Hi hun. Just catching up with posts from the weekend (kids + homework/OH + work = PC and laptop monopolised!) It's always clear when you've had fun doing a project and this is one of those:) Love the image and the stamping onto the crinoline material is perfect. Looks like it doesn't bleed at all. Good job on the sewing too. Looking forward to your next post already. Hugs, Buttons x

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  30. Beautiful card! Beautiful colours, I like the way you devided the blue and the flowercard on the main card. Wonderful effect of stamping on fabric!
    Greetings, Yvon

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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