Thursday, April 28, 2011

Buttons, A Ticket, And A New Dimension

Yes!  I scored a threefer this week, and as I'm playing catch up, that's a very good thing.  (I was in Florida for a week visiting my mom, who apparently resides in the land that time forgot, LOL.  No computer, and only intermittent cell phone service).

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. 





25 comments:

Rachelle said...

Fabulous! I love your niche with the bottle of buttons.

Tammy D said...

I love it!!!! Wow that's awesome!

Debby said...

That is amazing!

Alicia said...

Oh Eileen, I think this is truly my favorite of all your ART pieces thus far!!! LOVE all the details!! *Hugs*

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen that piece is AMAZING!!!

Gillian said...

This is just perfect love all the elements, and the CFA bottle looks fab, great niche too.

Helen said...

This is fabulous, Eileen. I just got my first pack of CFA and can't wait to play.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous Eileen! It turned out great and love all your sewing themed items. That dress form sure is fun to play with.

Plume said...

WOW! I love the couture theme too and I love your working of the plastic that you made into a bottle with Wendy,s stamp! bravo!

Jane said...

Such creativity. I always love your art! The 'bottle' was so clever.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous piece, love the sewing theme

Paper Squirrel said...

Great job! Love the way you incorporated the niche.

Nancy Lynn said...

Of course I love it and the sewing theme even makes it better. Great job Eileen.

Lisa said...

It looks great! That bottle is cool & i love how it fit in your niche. And that bit of lacey trim is gorgeous!

Bearcrazyman said...

Great Piece, Love it a lot!

Lori said...

Fabulouso! Totally love the theme, and the fact that you covered three challenges with it is AWESOME! But you already knew that....thanks for participating in the EWV challenge! And, the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

teri said...

I love the look of this!

Dorothy said...

Love your art!!
Welcome back!!

Jingle said...

This is really a great piece!!!

2amscrapper said...

very cool! I love trifectas!

minnie_mac said...

Love this piece. Lots of beautiful detail.

Marilyn

Jolanda said...

I love your piece - the bottle is a great idea and very effective :)

Marjie K said...

Fantastic piece, especially your CFA bottle!

sasa said...

love all the details - so creative and easy on the eye - as always. Great piece.

Sarah at 54

BrianK said...

Your piece is supper cool, love how you made the bottle and the scissors are killer. Fab, Fab, Fad!