Saturday, 11 October 2014

One Stamp Challenge - Pin Cushion

Well it was certainly a challenge that's for sure.  When I first started playing with the stamp I had an idea that I wanted to do this project on fabric and create a central panel on a small cushion.  However my sewing machine decided that it didn't want to play and I ended up with a bent needle and could I find a  replacement?  Nope nowhere to be seen.  So I ended up making a small pin cushion and had to sew the edges by hand - luckily it's not very big and I could do it while watching a program on TV.

The stamp for this challenge the large Christmas corner stamp.  I stamped it onto some off white calico with a black archival ink pad and added some background colour with water soluble wax crayons and on top of that I used the colour chemistry ink sprays in citrus orange and regal claret.  I let this dry and then started adding colour with the water soluble wax crayons.

Once all the colours had been added I let it dry and as you can see colours have become more muted and pastel.  Next stage is to add the beads and sequins.  Now here was where I encountered machine melt down and I ended up sewing the edges together using a button-hole/blanket stitch with embroidery thread.  I've used some wadding to stuff the cushion with.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out in the end.

Add background colour and stamp image

Add colour to the flowers and leaves

Close up while still damp.

Finished pin cushion 

Close up

I hope you've enjoyed my process for the one stamp challenge.  If you have joined in and would like to share your creations then why not pop on over to our facebook page Inspired by Oak House Studio .  You'll also be able to see what other's have created and hopefully what you see will inspire you with your next creation.,

Till next time have fun creating.


Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful creation, of the nicest I've seen.....Anyone would LOVE to receive this as a gift. Well done you! xx

itsamistry said...

Thank you Barbara :)

Linda Simpson said...

Such a fabulous idea and wonderfully executed. Loving the addition of the beads.
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning, love it and so original
Niki x

Vanessa Hodgson said...

I think this is a very beautiful creation xx

Beverley Lowe said...

Beautiful project - love it.
Bev xx

rachel said...

so pretty - what a fabulous idea xx

ionabunny said...

My sewing machine is a challenge as well. Love your fun little pin cushion. Hugz

gillnstu said...

what a lovely project xxx