Monday, 15 April 2013

Sewing Accordion

Yet again this weeks challenge had me thinking about more of my neglected stamps, something I am challenging myself to put right this year. Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week is to use a background stamp in some way, shape or form on your project. You can also use your favourite stamp to create a background, the possibilities are endless.

I dusted off the wallpaper background stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Wallpaper and Wood stamp set to create a wonderful backdrop to showcase all my sewing ephemera.
I have so many stamps in my stamp collection that this wallpaper background stamp has been neglected for some time, however, it took the leading role in this sewing themed piece, embossed with clear embossing powder and coloured with barn door Distress Ink. The Sewing Blueprint stamp set and the Mini Blueprints 3 accessorize my accordion perfectly along with sewing embellishments from Maya Road along with a wood dress form from Kaiser.
All my images have been stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with a barn door  Distress Marker, applying the marker to my non-stick craft sheet and colouring with a fine water brush. To add a little dimension I have added SEW using Grunge Block letters, colouring with barn door Distress Ink, adding touches of gold Paint Dabber. A brass sewing machine charm adds a little more interest.
I have added faux stitching with a black soot Distress Marker and added all my stamped images to a kraft tag. A wooden dress form has been coloured with Distress Ink and added to the bottom corner, adding DRESSFORM text from the stamp set. Red twine has been added to the top of each tag for added texture and interest.
I have added the spool to the third tag along with a piece of wooden ruler, brass scissor embellishment and some of Tim's ruler ribbon.
This is the reverse of my accordion, decorated with images from the Mini Blueprints 3 stamp set, again all stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with barn door Distress Marker.
I have wrapped twine around my central tag and secured in place using the tiny attacher and added some sewing embellishments from my sewing box.
I have added more of the ruler ribbon to embellish along with more Maya Road chipboard pieces.
For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Stampers Anonymous Wallpaper and Wood CMS126 Stamp Set
Stampers Anonymous Sewing Blueprint CMS147 Stamp Set
Stampers Anonymous Mini Blueprints 3 CMS150 Stamp Set
Maya Road Chipboard Sew Cute Mini Embellishments
Kaiser Wooden Dress Form
Black Archival Ink
Barn Door Distress Marker
Black Soot Distress Marker
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Tim Holtz Detailer Waterbrush

Gold Paint Dabber
May Arts Red Twine String Burlap
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ruler Ribbon
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher


scrappymo! said...

love that beautiful barn door ink on this fab project!

Claudine C. said...

This is so well put together, it really flows awesomely!!

inkypinkycraft said...

not a colour I expected but it looks amazing! I love how you have used the background stamp and those blueprints are yummy...knew I need the big sewing set as well as the small..a really great make hugs trace x

Helen said...

That looks amazing, and it is such a different colour for you!

Sue said...

Looks great, love the one colour theme:-)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Love them all, the background stamp is so beautiful and the colour really complements the stamp. Love them all.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Claudia said...


Netty said...

smashing accordian book, great stamping and colours. Annette x

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely trio of sewing tags! The embellishments of the ruler and scissors charm is charming. Love the beautiful background and the red just makes it pop!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your accordion trio tags are awesome! I love the orange-ish color! Very vibrant and "alive". You have really taken the sewing theme to a whole new level with Tim's Blueprint stamps. What a great use of them! There is so much detail here...all the little measuring tapes, metal scissors and sewing machine. The dress forms, both stamped and die cut are so cute, too! I really like your design and your used of color on this. As always, beautifully done! <3 CAndy

Fuchsia said...

This is awesome and such a fabulous color !

Gail said...

What a wonderful concertina card xx Gail T xx

Scrapthat said...

I love you use of Tim's wallpaper stamp! Which set a light bulb off in my head so I'll be playing with that stamp also today I think! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Redanne said...

That is such a gorgeous background stamp Tracy and really sets the scene for your wonderful sewing theme, love the three tags together and the gorgeous colour you have used. Hugs, Anne x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy
Wow this is a lovely piece the background stamp you have used is amazing, so pretty.
I love how you have used all your other stamps to create the finished project, stunning

Carol Q said...

ooh, just lovely Tracy. Your damask background offsets it all beautifully

Paula said...

love this Tracy. Super use of the Blueprint stamp set! and the color? fabulous.

Buttons said...

Gosh this works so well Tracy. Love that background stamp (it's on the list!) and it creates the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous sewing stamps. Hugs, Jenny x

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, love your Sewing Accordeon, love the stampset you have used and the colours that you have worked with. Wowzersss you did it again hun FABULOUS as you are. Hugs Terry xxxx

Sandra said...

Ohh this is fabulous! So loving the accordian tag card! Love the red color theme as well! Really stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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OOh! I love the wallpaper background too, Tracy! What a perfect background to this sewing themed trio! Love it!

Simon Says Stamp!

Janet Fleming said...

Hi Tracy,
Just love this, my friend loves sewing and this would be right up her street.
Love Jan xx

Dianne said...

STUNNING Tracy, love the triptych, everything you've done on it is fabulous,wonderful piece of artwork, thanks for sharing this inspiring creation, have a great week..

Kate said...

That patterned paper against the brown is an awesome contrast with the red. I love it!! I

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and background Tracy and some of my most favourite sewing stamps. This is a gorgeous card.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That wallpaper stamp surely was made to be used with sewing themed stamps! Gorgeous marriage of stamps. Very beautiful.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous! LOVE all that red!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such rich colors! Love your tags on tags, Tracy.

Sue said...

Love this Tracy, great stamping and colours and what a great layout xx

butterfly said...

Wow - what a stunner, Tracy! Love this change of colour scheme for you, and I adore all those tinted blueprint images... Fantastic accordion!
Alison x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your monochromatic scheme in this clever accordion tag book. Blessings!

Gillian .... said...

Wow this colour looks great, beautiful make Tracy. xx

Cordeiro said...

Too beautiful his work the stamp of wallpaper is very chic. The theme:Sewing was Vintage .
Thanks for visiting my blog.
(Lindo demais seu trabalho, o carimbo de papel de parede é muito chique. O tema: Costura ficou vintage.
Obrigado por visitar meu blog.)

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Love the colors and theme on this one!