Sunday 18 November 2012

Tangled Garden meet Felt

Well, my project today doesn't use card but it does involve stamps and ink. I love the versatility of stamps and immediately new that the large flower would be great stamped onto felt. It gives a great impression as there are no fiddly bits to cut out.
I used Black Stazon and stamped twice then cut them out. The centers are lots of french knots stiched with three strands of embroidery thread. A brooch back is stitched to the back so that it can be moved from the hat to my jacket. This photo gives a better view of the french knots.
We all have crafty things that we hang onto and feel they are to precious to use. I bought this fabric over two years ago and it fell into the strokable catergory. My first thought was to make a cushion but I decided the fabric was a good size for a bag.
I hope this post has inspired you to think about different ways of using your stamps. Debbie


Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant Debbie love your idea and you have definitely inspired me to have a go, thanks for the idea.

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness me - brilliant & I love the bag with those flowers. The hat reminds me of the 1920s & I love your french knots for the centre - I just about know what a french knot is but that's it!!
Paula (PEP)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Debbie your flower is so pretty! Brilliant idea to stamp on fabric! I enjoy needlework too! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Paper Engineer said...

Having seen the bag in the flesh so to speak, the picture really don't do it justice. This is a clever project Debbie and I love it