Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Having Sew Much Fun!

Here we are on week 18 at Grungy Monday and you can learn more about the technique we are using right HERE! While visiting one of my blogging friends, Brenda, I learned of "Fashionable Stamping Challenges" which is a new challenge blog and Brenda just so happens to be one of the Design Team members.  Stop by and take a look!  Nice thing about challenges is that they are free! The lovely people of Simon Says Stamp and Show, has made it really easy with looking for "Tags."
For this tag, I used all things Mr. Holtz. Even the scissors were cut and embossed from his sewing texture fades. I would have posted this yesterday, but it was driving me crazy that I felt something was needed in that right hand corner. Last night, just shortly before going to bed the bells and whistles went off and I thought little scissors or a snap!  The paper is Tim's and I did mask around the dress from, so I could stamp on that image.  I added Distress inks around the image and kept that mostly a lighter shade of pink.  Added some embossed stitching.
Now about two things that I am excited about!  I am going to be starting an online course with the wonderfully talented Lucy of True Colours.  She does incredible work with moulds/molds and other amazing forms of art.  There is still time and this will be so fun.  Thank you Lucy for doing this!  This morning when I popped over to Gingersnap Creations, I was so delighted to learn that my "Road" challenge piece was awarded a Ginger Gem!  The stamps used for this were from Artistic Outpost.
Hope you all have an amazing week.  It is hot and humid here, around 100 degrees!  Not liking that!  Thank you for stopping by!

Inks:  Distress Emboss, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Archival Black
Embossing Powders:  Black, Garnet, Silver
Stamps: Papillon, Haberdashery
Embossing Folder: Pattern & Stitches

41 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Terry you are a star - thanks so much for the link and mention about Fashionable Stamping Challenges and you entered this tag - how wonderful.
I just love this creation - all things sewing for us at the moment isn't it? But what a work of art and those tiny scissors - what a brain wave - just perfect. The colours are gorgeous and there's so much detail to look at.
Good luck with your course with Lucy - she does some amazing things and she has got me hooked on clay. I bet you will be too.
You are going to have to get on a plane one day and come see us.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lynn Stevens said...

There you go again losing sleep over stamping. LOL. Well the idea for the scissors was worth it. Love the bling on your spool too. Awesome tag Terry.
I'm going to check out the site on molds.Thanks for the heads up.
hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant hun the detail and style is just amazing super detail hugs cherylxx

Meggymay said...

Amazing tag, love the sewing theme and the stitching. Yvonne x

Ira said...

Fabulous tag Terry, looks totally cool with all those wonderful sewing elements!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Great tag; love the "parchment" stamp; great challenge entry!!!

Debbie said...

Awesome tag! I love all the sewing stuff that is out now! Love the colours too! Love your style!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on your Ginger Gem- and how do I love this tag! I just bought that embossing folder too- the pink is divine!

craftattack said...

Lovely sewing tag and congrats on being a ginger gem! Valerie

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning! Love all your embellishments! Congrats on being a GG! x

Shirl said...

Me to Terry thanks for the mention and to say your tag is brill is an understatement, it is fantabulous.

You have used my fave colours and I agree with Brenda the scissors just add the finishing touch to an otherwise perfect creation.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping and our very first challenge.

Hugs Shirley x x

Judy Wood said...

Very fun! Love your color choices!

Vada said...

Wow Terry, Tiny Sicssors, WOW!!!
Beautiful work.. FRS.. Hugs Vada

inkyfingers said...

Terry, I love your tag, so much texture and such a fab idea to use the zigzag embossing folder to create faux stitching around the edges.
Yvonne

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, your tags are amazing! Love the choice of stamps and the colours are fab ;) Fabby embellishments and sewing, too!

Thank you for joining in for our very first Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

Hugs
Joanna x

Sherry Edwards said...

I'm loving your sewing tag Terry - just look at those tiny scissors! How clever - and patient cutting them out.

Congratulations on your much deserved Ginger Gem award too x

Faith Maupin said...

Love this tag! Pink is my favorite color and that embossed stitching!!! Just beautiful!

Eve said...

luvly tags!! Luv the colors & all elements to them!! Also Congrats on your ginger gem! :-)

Lisa said...

Hi Terry! I am so behind in getting around to visiting blogs. I'm playing catch up now. But wow...what a great tag. I love all the elements you added to it, and of course the colors are amazing. That yellow brick tag is also amazing. You've definitely made me a big fan! Thanks for stopping by my blog while I've been out & about. Alabama was pretty nice, and surprisingly not as hot as Illinois-we've been around 100 too! Just so glad to have hubby back. =)

Netty said...

Wonderful tag Terry and a great idea with the scissors. So glad to see you back in terrific form. Congrats on being a Gingergem, well deserved with that great tag. Annette x

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, it never in a million years occurred to me to look at the embossing folders as individual pieces of art... thanks for sharing that idea! The whole tag is fab, the scissors, the spool and the superbly embossed stitching... excellent work!

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOve this tag - the colors are so fresh and different. Can't wait to see what you do in your new class.
Rinda

Linda R. said...

WOW!!! AMAZING!! I just love everything about you tag.. You rock it girly..

Sharon said...

Great tag Terry!!! And I love the sewing theme!!!

wearestampers said...

Love your sewing tag! Congrats on the ginger gem tag, it really is fabulous!!
Pam

Karen said...

Great tag: Love all the sewing features.

lynne said...

Terry, one of my favourite themes and you A+ this tag. Brilliant stamped elements, it is quite fabulous.
I am sure you will have fun with moulds. I made a bundle of Eiffel Tower moulds using air dry clay although I draw the line at Friendly Plastic which is just not for me!!!
Have fun and eagerly await you posting the results of your course here.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being a GingerGem :) Your tag looks fabulous, love what you've done with the spool.

Jingle said...

These are both such wonderful tags!

2amscrapper said...

more amazing art from you!

JoAnne said...

Both are wonderful Terry! You can never go wrong with all things Mr. Holtz!

sasa said...

WONDERFUL TONES AND FABULOUS ELEMENTS - LOVE THE PINK ONE SO MUCH.
Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

Claire said...

Wow Terry, what a wonderful tag. So much detail and the scissors are a perfect finishing touch (worth the loss of sleep lol). Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Gillian .... said...

Loving the sewing inspired elements to this tag, the die stitching around the edges is a fab finishing touch.

Jan said...

Love these but the top one really wins my heart!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

first, Congrats on that Brick piece, that is brilliant! Luv the details on this tag, need to check out the tech used. Stay cool, unusual weather for you? hugz

BarbaraW said...

Your tag is fabulous. Love the sewing and all the embellishment details.

JannaStamps said...

Your tag is really cool! Great job!

Von said...

Two really cool tags :) love the brick through the aperture neat idea :)
Von x

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation Terry. Gorgeous colours and such wonderful edging round the tag.
Thanks so much for taking part in the first Fashionable stamping challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

Lisa :) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

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