Grungy Monday #5 is called A New Dimension, and we have to go back to Tim's blog in May of 2008 for the details of that one. It's a very cool technique that results in a niche. Go check it out.
Simon Says Stamp and Show some......buttons.
And in the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, our Making Art! challenge #11 takes us to Wendy's second book, and we are to create a project that uses at least one of her stamps and some sort of a ticket.
This is what I came up with, and it's all about my latest interest......things related to sewing. Well, the button theme pushed me that direction.
I used foamboard (a 5x7 piece) and cut my niche as per Tim's directions, and covered the board with very appropriate sewing themed paper from his latest paper stash, Crowded Attic. Inside the niche went a tiny vial I filled with even tinier buttons, and next to it.....I love this......I stamped Wendy's bottle stamp on a piece of her CFA (Clearly For Art), heated it and then bent it so that it's roundish, like an actual bottle. Some more buttons were glued in the niche, and then the CFA bottle was glued over them. Is that cool, or what? A piece of lacey trim and a wooden button finish that side of the piece.
The dress form is from Tim's Sewing Room die. I cut it twice; once from cardstock that I inked with stained walnut and edged with black soot, and a second time from some scrap grungeboard. I glued the two together to give it some more dimension. I also cut the torso part out of sticky back canvas, trimmed it to fit and inked it with antique linen and walnut stain around the edges after attaching it to the dress form.
The "ticket" (no, not an actual ticket, but Lori our EWV list mom said we could use anything that was "ticket-like,") is a stamp from Wendy's Fashion Style And Art set. It's attached to a memo pin, and hanging from it is a little pair of scissors, actually cut with a Provo die....which, thanks to Tim's latest tutorial video, I now know how to cut with my Vagabond.