It is one page week at Sketch Support this month. Today I am sharing a fabric project I created based on this week’s sketch.
The inspiration for this piece came from a watermark on a photo I saw on Facebook. The photography buisiness is called Fully Alive. I love the thought of those two words together. This year I have been really trying to work on being healthier and trying new things, to be more fully alive. I decided that it would be fun to make an inspiration piece to remind me of this new motto.
For this piece I used fabric to create a quilted piece. The background fabric is plain creme muslin that I misted with Daisy Yellow and Blue Skies Glimmer Mist. I also brushed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The next layer above the muslin is Sticky Back Canvas. The next layer is printed cotton in a robin egg blue color with small brown random dots. I love this fabric! I found it at Joann’s in their quilting fabric area. It comes in several colors. The top layer, the one with stamping, is Sticky Back Canvas. Each layer of fabric has a layer of batting under it and is edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
On the top layer, I added several layers of stamping and colors. I started by stenceling a branch using the Crafter’s Workshop Birds of a Feather stencil with Lettuce and Meadow Adirondack Color Wash. I added spritzed of Daisy Yellow and Blue Skies Glimmer Mist to the background. Next, I added stamped flourishes with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a stamp from the Tim Holtz Fabulous Flourishes stamp set and then stamped over it all with the Slight Alterations stamp set. I followed up with my favorite Hero Arts letter stamps for the phrase which I stamped first in Vintage Photo and then a second time in Black Soot.
I added a additional color to the flourishes with my Letraset Promarkers.
The border is vintage handmade lace with a layer of plaid ribbon over the lace. I brushed both with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. For embellishments I added a die cut Grungpaper bird colored with Distress Stains. I did it as a bluebird as a nod to happiness, which is my word for this year. (Incidentally, alive was my word for last year, but it seems to keep creeping into projects this year.) I added flowers, stars, and leave from Prima.
- Fabric: Printed cotton and muslin: Joann’s Fabrics; Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
- Ribbon: BasicGrey
- Lace: Vintage
- mists: Adirondack Color Wash Lettuce and Meadow; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Yellow Daisy, Blue Skies, and Vanilla Breeze
- stamps: Tim Holtz Slight Alterations and Fabulous Flourishes; Hero Arts Printer’s Type Upper and Lowercase and Playful Letters
- stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop Birds of a Feather stencil
- markers: Letraset Promarker Primrose, Powder Blue, and Burnt Siena
- stains: Tim Holtz Distress Stains Wild Honey, Broken China, Faded Jeans
- ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot and Vintage Photo
- flowers,stars, and leaves: Prima Homespun Bittles, Galaxy Stars, and Fabric Leaves
- misc: Tim Holtz Grungepaper