How are you? Hope you are all well
First of all a Mahoosive
thank you for all the lovely supportive comments from my previous post here
I am so grateful for each and everyone and
I'm so excited for what the future holds ........... Bring it on!
This week across the pond its the celebration of Americas Independence day,
I've been really inspired by Tim Holtz blog ( click here)
This week Tim's been posting lots of Patriotic inspiration........
I think you will agree there are some really awesome ideas!
Although I'm a Brit I thought I would try my hand at creating something to celebrate the occasion
so here's what I did....
I first of all created this hanging,.....
The base was made form corrugated cardboard which I painted with gesso
I really wanted to incorporate some of Tims new Eclectic Elements fabric (if you have not seen it yet then hop here to see more )
It really is beautiful fabric to work with..... and I know I'm going to need lots of it!
I made a couple of rosettes using the fabric along with some cotton muslin
(I will post a quick tutorial later in the post)
On my recent trip to NYC I went to a fabulous shop called Tinsel Trading Company
where I bought
some trimmings along with these really cool vintage Golden Eagles.....as soon as I spotted them I knew I needed them!
They were perfect for this project!
I used distress powders and embossed them to the card
I used my vintage typewriter to type out the words
The stars were cut out using a sizzix die then embossed with distress powders.
I added an old rusty key and attached it with wire
Heres a quick tutorial on how to make the base of the rosette:
Take a strip of fabric
Fold in half
Sew the two ends together
Take a needle and thread and using a slip stitch sew around the base of the fabric
When you have gone all the way around pull the thread to create a gathered disc
(to add detail I added a zig zag stitch at step one)
Repeat with another fabric
I warn you they get quite addictive to make!
I had some leftovers so i decided to put them to use and create a tag card
I added more rustic stars with some burlap and vintage lace
After a really busy week......Its been a really so good to get back into the shed
I forgot how much I missed it
Wishing my friends across the pond a Happy Birthday America!
Have a fabulous week and enjoy your celebrations!
As always feel free to leave a comment
great to know you popped by!
Until next time....