Friday, July 15, 2011

Sewing Machine

Today on the Gingersnap Creations blog, I have a tutorial.

When I first saw the machine theme for this month, my first thought was SEWING MACHINE! I love the look of stitching on cards. It adds such a nice, subtle detail. But I've spent the last 3.5 months (we get the themes very early on) pondering what kind of tutorial to do for the SEWING MACHINE.

I either own a machine and know how to use it OR you don't own a machine and it's a mute point. Right?

Then this past week I learned the COOLEST photo transfer technique in a class I' m taking and the ideas started rolling around. So forgive me for taking a slight turn...I promise to include the sewing machine too!

These are just the close-ups of the piece.

Stamps: just a clock stamp...but I can't remember what company
Ink: Distress Ink (Pumice Stone and Fired Brick)
Paper: 6x6 manila square, 7 Gypsies LILLE paper, sticky back canvas (ATC sized)
Clip Art: Dezinaworld Steampunk 4
Accessories: 7 Gypsies rub-ons, Tim Holtz gears & mini bottles, Stampin Up! mini tag punch, red Stampers Floss, red glitter, sequin waste, red wire, Tim's tiny attacher, sewing machine/red thread, Copics, black reinker, mini brads.

The image is a Dezinaworld clip art photo on sticky backed canvas. I also used Tim Holtz gears, mini glass bottle, and some 7 Gypsies rub-ons. And some red glitter for "time in a bottle". (wink)

A few more rub-ons, sequin waste, and red wire wrapped into a coil.

I hope you'll stop over to Gingersnap Creations and read the tutorial!!


  1. Awesome piece! I love all the great details! Thanks for sharing how you put this all together. It's genius!

  2. A little work of art !! Deb your creations are fabulous-love it.

  3. This my friend...really rocks! Fabby job, I am in love with it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, the man in the moon stamp is from Artfull Illusions.

  4. Great piece, the sewing is just the right touch to pull it all together.

  5. Terrific piece Deb and loving the stitching. x

  6. Fabulous piece, love the details.

  7. I adore this piece! Loved the step out tutorial over at GC, it's so great to see the how-to's of each luscious layer. :)

  8. I love it! So messy , grunge and artistic!

  9. What a great collaged transfer! Love it. Am off to read your tute now.