Saturday, 22 November 2014

Stripes at Stampotique

Hi Everyone
This week I have been totally lacking in inspiration, my creative juices have definately not been flowing, so in attempt to jump start them and try and understand my sewing machine a bit more, well a lot more, I set off into my craftroom to try and get both of thoses processes up and running.
What better reason to get crafty can I have than to join in with Corries's challenge over at
Corrie has chosen the theme "STRIPES" using anything but designer paper, in other words make your own.
I thought I'd have a go at making some fabric stripes. The first thing I did prior to sewing any of these to my kraft card was to read my sewing machine manual, moment of enlightenment!!! So with a little more confidence, and it was a little, I began my card.
I started by cutting strips of blue and naturals fabric, then I frayed them all, and then stitched them to my kraft card.
The Stampotique image I have used is "Global Warming" which I have stamped onto fabric with midnight blue Stazon, then cit out and frayed that slightly as well. It was then stuck to the card using heat and bond.
I painted the heart with Decoart Sosoft fabric paint.
I have added some stenciling with gesso through sequin waste and toned it down with stormy sky and vintage photo distress ink.
I then matted it onto red to match his heart.
Right I am away now to clear all the mess up that making this card has created, you wouldn't believe how trashed my craftroom is!!
Thanks for visiting
Amanda X


  1. How inventive is this?! Love it because it's different and looks very tactile,well if your mojos gone walkabout and you still produce this what happens when it comes back Amanda!

    I may let you sew those curtains after all...

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Oh, I love your stripes.... Great idea with lovely end result !
    Corrie x

  3. what a cool idea with the fabric

  4. Wow, love the fabric stripes a super design and quirky image.
    Yvonne x

  5. Amazing! I love the idea of using a fabric and your design is gorgeous! xx

  6. What an amazing idea!!! Love is so much! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, just love it all!!! :)

  8. Wow your fabric card is beautiful, love the textures and colours. Fantastic!!! I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyxx

  9. What a cool idea. Very inspirational. I love it. Hugs

  10. I dub thee Queen of Cloth! This is just amazing, Amanda! So glad to have you inspiring us at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!!

  11. Using my sewing machine with any paper craft or fabric is something i do a lot these days. I needed to conquer my fear of the machine like you Amanda but now i love using it a LOT. There is something about how the paper feels after you have added stitching it becomes even more tactile.

    Gorgeous card, loving the stripes very much :-) xxx

  12. Love it !!!!! Just fabulous! Great take on the stripes...... Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique designers challenge blog

  13. I adore your fabric stripes on this card! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  14. Yay,congrats on your top 3 Amanda,well deserved.....still think you should have made those curtains though :)))

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  15. Aww this is so very beautiful, love it!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  16. Brilliant!!! I love it Amanda - so cool!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen


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