Sunday, May 6, 2012

Come into My Garden

I made this project using the shirt stencil I talked about here. This time, I cut the stencil out of acetate (an overhead transparency) so that I can wash it off.  The stamps are from Blockheads Stamps, which inspired me to use the embossed resist technique with their technique challenge (see below). I like the results so much, I also entered them into the Stamp Man's Favorite Technique Challenge. My favorite technique definitely has to do with sponging with stencils.
Come into My Garden
I used two Calendula stamps for this card, the full plant on the frame, and a single flower for the shirt. I used Justrite Stampers (retired) font system to write "come into my," and added the word Garden from this Blockheads set (I should have gotten the bigger bunch of tulips! Next time...)

I stamped the single flower through the stencil and embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I replaced the stencil and sponged (and brushed) ink to reveal the flowers. I did the same with the collar, and then added the small neck piece.
Come into My Garden Detail

Then I fiddled around for two days until I found a way to display it that I liked. I like the coordinated images of the Calendula playing different roles in the design. I also like the sentiment. I think it's more amiable than shirty though, don't you?

Thanks for looking!
I will add this card to the Blockheads Embossed Technique challenge and blog hop. Here's the hop. Add your link to play.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shirt Tag

I drew a Hawaiian Shirt (two days after the challenge that inspired me was over) and made a stencil. Then I used the embossed resist technique to decorate it with white flowers. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.
Hawaiian Shirt Tag
I'm going to make a few more shirts, but I was happy enough with this first go to show it off. I love to sponge through stencils. Fabric seems to come out extremely well with this technique. In addition to this shirt, I've also made an apron and a dress.

This shirt is actually three stencils. Here are the outlines:
Shirt stencils
If you want to use my stencils to make your own wardrobe, and have a cutter that can cut from an Adobe Illustrator file, I'd be happy to share. Shoot me a message.
Thanks for looking!