Wednesday 6 July 2011

Simon Says Challenge - A Stich in Time

Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge ! Another bright and sunny morning and I'm raring to go today !

Our challenge this week is "A Stitch in Time" so we would like to see stitching on your projects - simples !

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.

I decided to make a picture for this challenge for a change after finding an old photograph mount lying around.

The DP's are October Afternoon "The Thrift Shop" which I have had for quite a while and never broken into !

I stamped a background with a Hero Arts stamp called "Dots and Flowers " onto sticky back canvas. I then stamped the image which is by Tim Holtz and called "Vogue" on the top. I used Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks for the stamping.

The mannequin chipboard shape is by Maya Road from a gorgeous little set called "Sew Cute". I covered this with Victorian Velvet distress ink and then glossy accents. The clock face and angel wings are from my stash. I made my own crackle paint for the wings after inking them with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

The card with the lace wrapped around it was downloaded free from here. The lace is from my stash but I see that Hero Arts make a similar one. The pins are also from my stash but Simon Says Stamp sell lots of lovely trinket pins actually far nicer than these ones (note to self : add to shopping list) !!

The buttons are from my late Grandma's button tin.

The flowers are from my stash.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your stitched creations whether by needle, pen or stamp !

I am entering my picture into the following challenges :

A Spoonful of Sugar - Sewing

Clear it Out - Wings

Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes

Have a great day and thank's for your visit !


  1. WOWEE Jo - a fantabulous creation, love the covered frame and all your stunning stamping and detailing.....
    ....ver ARTY!!!
    Heather xx

  2. Beautiful card Jo and love your image, superb, such lovely buttons too.
    Hugs Linda

  3. Gorgeous creation Jo :-) I love the stamped canvas idea ,,, and the altered mannequin very artsy crafty !! :-)
    Thanks for the link to the cotton reel,, I will be using that !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Hi,
    this is a wonderful work. Nice idea.

    Thanks for taking part with it by EAC.


  5. beautiful, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

  6. This is so gorgeous Jo! Looks like you found it tucked away in Grandma's attic!! Love it!!


  7. Love your frame Jo what a wonderful find

    Hugs Jackie x

  8. I love this Hero Arts stamp that you used Jo, and the little homemade bobbin is just the cutest!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Gorgeous creation lovely image:) Sandra H

  10. a fab card!

    love the sewing-details...they look so gorgeous!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. Stunning Jo,
    Loving all the details.. hugs rachxxxx

  12. Oh wow Jo your picture is stunning, I love those cute little embellies
    hugs Mandy xx


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Jo x

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