Sunday, September 9, 2018

Frilly & Funkie Haberdashery Challenge

Hello there! I hope you had a good weekend. I've been super crafty myself. ;-) I saw that the latest Frilly & Funkie challenge is Haberdashery and I have a big soft spot for (and stash of) vintages sewing goodies and notions. I couldn't resist pulling them all out and coming up with a project.

I have a few of the old Tim Holtz burlap panels in my closet so out one came. I also raided my quilting scraps. Here is the result:

There isn't too much of a tutorial since it is mainly arranging do-hickies and parts in a pleasing manner. But here are a few tips.

I covered the printed section of the burlap panel with gesso first; it took a few coats to cover it all up. Then I used Collage Medium and pieces of sewing pattern tissue to collage over it.

I used the Vintage Collage Medium over the top to "vintage" it up.
The quilt blocks were extras I had left over from a quilt I made a few years back. I had some scraps of batting so I made a "mini quilt" so it would have some body to it. I also sewed a vintage zipper on the side.

After finishing these foundation pieces I just played around with my goodies to see what looked right.

Things get a little messy at this stage! It's one of those craft explosions that can happen all over your desk ha ha.

Here things were a little more solidified as far as what I was using. I started gluing the pieces down.

Another detail:

The bottom layer of the flower is cut from some old cross stitch cardstock that I had.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge at Frilly & Funkie. You still have a few days left to join in too. =)

Flower, Heart & Soul (Sizzix )
Leaves, Spring (Sizzix / SB)
Bigz L Die, Tag - retired

Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Inventor 3
Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Haberdashery
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Pale Ochre
Distress Inks - Ground Espresso, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Inks - Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Antique linen, Old Paper
Distress Spray Stain - Tea Dye, Fossilized Amber
Idea-ology Quote Chips
Ranger Distress Collage Medium - Matte, Vintage

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  1. Lisa, girl! You RAN a marathon with this Haberdashery challenge!I'm just thrilled with every single detail! What a FABULOUS collage you have made with just bits and pieces! Thank you for playing at Frilly and Funkie! hugs!

  2. I love, love, love that you used a quilt block on the cover of this delightfully retro collage! There are sew many layers, and sew much to love here! I can tell you had fun with this one! Thanks so much for playing along in the Haberdashery Challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

  3. Brilliant pieces of haberdashery intermixed into the collage! Lovely design and just fun with the mix of quilt, sewing and images! Thanks for playing along with us at the Haberdashery challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!


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