Apr 5, 2015

"Poor Teddie"

"Sew What"
It is all about the sewing at FSC this fortnight!

Those that know me, know that I am not into sewing...at all...
so this challenge stretched my imagination a little.
(which is always a good thing)

When I saw these teddy stamps and the whole thing fell into place.
These teddies look like 'well-loved' favourite toys
that just need a little tender care and some re-vamping
- and that is where the sewing comes into it!
It kind of reminds me of the gifts we are given to us when we are a baby that we hang onto forever...
the ones that we would never ever throw out...


The main panel is done in my all-time favourite techniques of 
one-layer stamping and masking.  
They just go together so naturally and give you that extra depth and dimension to your work.
Great for telling a story with your stamping!

A little distressing, a little bleach-blocking in the background (another favourite technique), and 
a whole lot of love, make up this card.
well almost...I couldn't resist a little poking with a needle in the arm at the last minute...
(for mending purposes of course! lol)

The colours are done with worn lipstick and some vintage photo.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you like my card.



17 comments:

Amanda said...

Dot your card looks fab, love those teddies and they do look like they need to love!! Love it!!
Love
Amanda x

jane stillman said...

Love the techniques you've used. The images and background are fabulous x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your sweet teddies, a fun and gorgeous card!! Happy Easter weekend!

danisart said...

sooo lovely idea!!!!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

what a brilliant image a gorgeous car.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Shirley Chillman said...

This so rocks Dot. Awesome Teddy's especially the needle in the arm, fabulous inspiration. Happy Easter weekend babe.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Amy Ottmers said...

Those teddy bears are too cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Dot, love the expression on those teddies faces, they sure look as if they need a hug.
Avril xx

Irene Chillman said...

Gorgeous card Dot,love the background and the cute teddies remind me of one I had years ago as a kid, long gone I'm afraid.Happy Easter.
Irene xx

Meggymay said...

An adorable card Dot, love those sweet well loved bears.
Yvonne xx

Lea Brawn said...

I just love what you've done with the image. What a fab card x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Dot. I love the Teddies with the sewing machine.
Hope you have had a lovely Easter.
Hugs Sharon. x

Claire said...

Beautiful stamping Dot, that background is stunning too
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So lovely :) A wonderful creation.

Esther said...

aww super cute card Dot - I've got one of those worn out teddies !! Esther xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable bears.
Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

butterfly said...

This is a beauty, Dot - I adore the shabby vintage look of the bears - what a great image, and the inky background is just stunning. So sorry I've missed so much - can't seem to keep up these days!
Alison xx