29 March 2011

Stitching Time again!

Last year I stamped my Bombshell Mermaid stamp onto fabric and coloured her in with Copic markers. I made a quilted surround from sea themed fabrics:

Well this time I wanted to use the same stamp but EMBROIDER the mermaid stamp this time!

I also wanted to include some fabric for the mermaid's tail and bikini top so I bonded some Bondaweb (to prevent fraying) onto the back of my chosen fabric and stamped the Mermaid's tail and top onto this fabric:

I then carefully cut it out the tail and bikini top from the fabric.

I stamped my Mermaid onto a piece of cream fabric using Staz-On ink and put the fabric into an embroidery hoop.

I took the fabric tail and bikini top I had cut out and used some clear glue to place it onto the mermaid:

I then used a combination of back stitch and satin stitch to outline and fill in the mermaid's image.

I also outlined the fabric tail and bikini top with back stitch.

Once the embroidery was complete I finished the mermaid by attaching her to a collaged and stitched fabric background to make a hanging!

I rubbed a little Rock Candy Stickles over the fabric tail and top to give the mermaid some sparkle!

Hope you enjoyed this project remember stamps make excellent subjects for embroidery!

Happy crafting!

GlitteryKatie xxxx

21 March 2011

Teddy Time!

I love Traditional Teddy Bears and I love anything miniature so when I spotted these gorgeous kits by Emily Farmer on Etsy I was so stoked!!  I was even happier when my darling hubby bought me a kit for Christmas!!
The kits are gorgeous and include EVERYTHING you need except thread and filling- so you are ready to go straight out the bag!
I love the traditional styling of Emily's bears and her kits make up beautifully, the fabric is a non-fray type which makes the stitching up part much easier!
Emily is also available via email for tips and any questions you may have, which is great if you are a newbie!
The kits are small and can be fiddly but if you are a neat stitcher and have made some toys before you won't have any problems with these kits.

Here are my Teddies so far:

Scooter on the left with the trousers is 3.25 inches tall and his lil bear friend in front is a tiny 1.5 inches short! The larger white and peach bears are 3.25 inches in height!

Here's my latest bear based on Scooter but in a soft blue rayon fabric:


I've been making them as pressies for my family as they are so cute- you don't realise how small they are until you hold one in your hand!

I'm currently working on this cutie:

As you can see I'm building a little collection but at least they don't take up much room!
Emily's kits are available from her Etsy Store, her online store EmilyFarmer.com and in the UK fromEmmary Bears.
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxxX

10 March 2011

Bombshell Time

Here's a card I made from a Sketch by Anam Stubbington who launched her Sketches 4 Cards App for the iPhone- how cool is THAT idea- Inspiration on the Go?!

I used the multi masking and stamping technique that I used HERE but toned down the effect by using fewer stamps and a lighter colour (Walnut Distress Ink)

Happy Crafting!!

4 March 2011

Tim Time

So didn't I have a SUPER Fabbo time on Feb 25th?! As well as being Big Sister's birthday I was at the PaperArtsy event of the YEAR with Mr TIM HOLTZ!!!!
I've been cheeky and borrowed some of the delightful Mario's photos from his Twitter page because like a twit I forgot my camera.
We were given:
Kits with papers,inks, paint and a large Configurations Box

LOTS of tissue tape!!

...and a baggie full of glorious things:

This together with the effervescent and wonderful Tim Holtz...

We produced....

Can you see Little Tim??!!

I altered Tim's Fragmented Doll, turning her into a freaky Fairy!

Miss Willow enjoyed exploring my Box!!

Happy Crafting!
Love GlitteryKatie XxX