Friday 18 October 2013

Vintage Sewing Book

I am using the fabulous Vintage Sewing stamp set by Sam Poole once again for this weeks DT creation for Creative Expressions.
I created two vintage sewing books to showcase the stamps this week. Each page is 5" x 5" and I have machine stitched diagonally across each page, to give a patchwork feel to my books. The background of each page has been coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then stamped in the background with the images from the Vintage Sewing set using Coffee Archival Ink. I have then stamped the focal images with Black Archival Ink. I have bound my books with natural twine and added a brass sewing machine charm to each book.
Each page has been machine stitched across the diagonal and some of the pages have been decorated with papers from Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash.
Each page has been decorated with the images from the Vintage Sewing set. I love these bodices which I have stamped onto white card, coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I have also distressed the edges to add to the aged feel and added Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges. I have included an old label from some clothing, two button pins, a doily aged with Distress Ink and a rusty heart.
I have also decorated some of the pages with background stamping using images from the Vintage Sewing set. I love the machine stitching combined with the wonderful images.
I found some old tape measure and combined a natural fabric doily and button with the bodice images.
A wooden bodice has been added to this page along with some natural ribbon and a brass sewing charm for added dimension.
Further stamping using images from the Vintage Sewing stamp set.
A Tim Holtz Watchface has been added to this page along with Game Spinner and some computer generated text and the number 9 is from the Signmaker Alpha Parts.
A further wooden bodice has been added and the safety pin stamped with Black Archival Ink again from the Vintage Sewing stamp set.
I found some wonderful copper letters to add SEW to this page along with some wooden pegs, natural ribbon and more stamped bodices.
 I love the mix of machine stitching, wooden elements, rustic elements and natural tones to this piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Words and Pictures said...

Wow, wow and wow again! What absolutely wonderful books, Tracy. From the twine binding to the fab stamping to all the brilliant embellishments and then that fabulous textural stitching - drop dead gorgeous!!
Alison xx

Clare said...

This is SO gorgeous, love it!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Tracy ... this is un-be-liev-a-ble!!!! I so love this. What an incredible project. Your stamping is gorgeous and the stitching adds such a wonderful touch to these books. I am in awe. Fabulous make! Mary Elizabeth

Amanda said...

Stunning!! A fabulous mix of stamping and embellishments
Love it!!
Amanda x

Paula Whittaker said...

wow what a wonderful project.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous books and pages Tracy, just love the colour palette and designs.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Nan G said...

Wow! Amazing what a little stitching adds to these pages! Fab little wood and metal embellies. Love the stamps.

May said...

Gorgeous work Tracy, Love the stamps you used & papers...beautifully put together...Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Your books are fabulous, from the stitching to the stamping, to the wonderful embellishments - gorgeous work Tracy! Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sewing books Tracy. All the beautiful laces and textures. Love the stitching across the pages. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

Lynn Stevens said...

Its SEW perfect Tracy, Love how you did the cross stitching. A darling sewing book
Hugs Lynn

Dianne said...

Okay I FB it, this is an OUTSTANDING piece of work the backgrounds are fantastic, all the embellishments PERFECT, OMGOOODNESS you have blown my socks off with this one Miss Tracy thanks for sharing your GENIUS...

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love the details and the stitching is wow!