Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dimensional Collage Collides With Ephemera......

.......and the result is a sewing inspired wall hanging.  For those of you playing at home, first check out StudioL3 for all the Compendium of Curiosities challenge details.  Or, not to play favorites, you can first head over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to find out about their ephemera challenge.  Because once again, I've scored a twofer.

The CCC (can you believe we're up to #34, with only one left!?) challenge is Dimensional Collage Fragments, and as the title indicates, it involves putting various items together in a collage, and covering them with a fragment.  The SSSS challenge is to use ephemera.  Two projects that work together beautifully, as I used some old sewing pattern paper as my background, and that surely qualifies as ephemera. 


If you read yesterday's post, you know I have sewing on my mind.  I arranged some related items (faux buttons, made of paper; scissors charm; fabric scrap; thread; two needles) on the pattern paper and then proceded to follow Tim's directions on page 63 of his book.  I added some faux stitching around the large circle fragment, using a black glaze pen.

Putting that aside to dry, I stamped a coaster with a Stampin' Up dress pattern stamp, a manequin stamp (origin unknown), and a thimble stamp from Lost Coast Designs, all with black archival ink.  Then using a blending tool, I inked it with peeled paint, shabby shutters, and broken china distress inks, and a little stained walnut around the edges.

I used my trusty crop-o-dile to punch holes in the bottom so I could attach some buttons, a sewing machine charm, and a tiny spool.   The chain for hanging is held on by two hitch fasteners and some jump rings.  I learned that cool technique on the 2009 Tim cruise to Mexico.

Two really fun challenges that I totally enjoyed combining into one.

20 comments:

Brenda Whitehead said...

OH I just LOVE this! And congrats on the twofer. bren47

Erika said...

What a terrific idea to use old sewing patterns! I love your creation!!

Helen said...

Great idea, and it has turned out beautifully.

Jingle said...

This is fantastic!

Otter Blue said...

Love, love, love, love, love!!!! If you want to sell or trade it let me know.

Vic said...

You always make such great art and you ability to "two-fer" is fantastic!

Alicia said...

How Creative to use the sewing patterns as a background!! *Hugs*

Tammy D said...

This is a really awesome idea!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Love it, Eileen!!! Makes me wanna go pull out fabric and thread :)

donna said...

Wonderful piece.

Lori said...

Love it! Anything sewing inspired is just fine by me! Brilliant to use the sewing pattern paper as part of your collage. Love the hangy bits, too! Wonderful idea, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! I love the background colours and stamps, great sewing themed wall hanging.

Diann said...

Oh my...this is fantastic and another two for one! Your ART always inspires me, my friend! Diann

SusanK said...

Well done! And love the sewing theme!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You know, I wasn't into that whole sewing line from SU, but I really love this hanging. Nice job!

Nancy Lynn said...

Love Love Love this. Sewing adds so much to one's artwork. Your work is gorgeous no matter what it is anyway, with or without sewing.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love your sewing charms!!!! Those are SEW cool (hehe I'm know I'm a nerd for saying that....lol)!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Julie Forest said...

I absolutley love your sew, sew cute hanging!! The colors you used on the coaster are some of my very favorites and your fragment collage is fantastic!! Love this!! :)

LynneForsythe said...

this is JUST THE COOLEST little ditty!! and your use of "EPHEMERA" is AWESOME!!

thanks bunches for playin along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a cool idea, Eileen! Even though I can't sew to save my life, I love the imagery (and admire anyone who can use one of those wizard-y stitching machines...). The Fragment collage is just fabulous, and the little charms are so cute. And, what a brilliant way to mount and hang it. The colors on the coaster are great.

Thirty-four down... one to go. You've rocked this series from day 1, my dear!