Monday, August 29

It's a Stitch Up!

Hello friends! It's Monday again, and you know what that means - a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp! We are into stitching and sewing this week, and there are so many ways you could work this into a project to share with us! You can get out your sewing machine...or not, it's all up to your interpretation! 

I got into the fun of creating my sewing themed flip frame, I just kept playing and didn't take photos along the way, but not to worry, I have plenty I took at the end! I started with this Tim Holtz Vogue stamp and cut it out with Simon's Stitched Oval frame. 

I was inspired to go in a fashionista direction, because my sister Eileen recently had some hand woven and designed pieces of clothing she created, entered into a fashion show. She was always the sewer in the family and I remember her winning prizes at the county fair. She is probably also the only one of us who would have tried to sew a Vogue pattern, I never got past Simplicity.

I went for simplicity with color, only using turquoise and vintage photo to create an antique look. The  ladies are painted with Dylusions spray ink and a brush, the lighter color just has some water added.

I dug into my stash to find some old buttons, bobbins, lace, clothespins and a hanger to create my cluster at the base. I wound old thread and ribbon around the bobbins. 

Lots of dimension and layers here! I am liking my simple color palette.

I hope I have inspired you with my home decor piece to join us in our challenge this week. I can't wait to see what you stitch up! 

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Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see all the creativity my team mates are whipping up!  Chris has been our guest designer for the month of August, and it has been wonderful to have her with us, so please join me in wishing her well! I know I will be keeping an eye out for her wonderful work.


  1. Gorgeous panel Maura, the colors and whole design of this is fabulous :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Maura what a delightful composition! It is so delicate!! Love it
    xx Zoey

  3. Gorgeous piece! Love the POP of turquoise!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Love the teal accents with the vintage neutrals - and gorgeous embellishing.
    Alison x

  5. Wow wow wow! Maura I adore this work! love every little detail, the turquoise strikes my eyes and the whole design of your project is amazing! FABULOUS! Barbara

  6. I love this project, Maura! I love the colors and the whole design and my eyes zoomed in on that bobbin. Love, love those metal pieces. The whole piece is amazing!

    Cathie ♥

  7. Wow!!!! I love this vintage project!!!! Amazing!!!

  8. This is a great home decor! I love the colors and this collection od sewing details. Hugs, Marzena

  9. What a great idea! I haven't used that stamp in a long time, thank you for reminding me of it. Love all the sewing related embellishments too, and the colours.

  10. beautiful project Maura...very haute how you embellised it...hugs kath xxx

  11. So beautiful! I love how you used those fabulous embellies! That stamp set is STILL on my list of 'needs'! BTW Simplicity was about my level too! Chrisx ps sorry to be late -poor connection while away!

  12. This is wonderful, Maura and I adore how you've used all the little embellishments to compliment the stamp and the project ~ gorgeous work! xx

  13. What wonderful sewing embellishments and the perfect image to go with them, Maura! Love that frame too!

  14. Love your beautiful creation, Maura. Those embellishments are fantastic! :)

  15. What an absolutely fabulous project! I love how it has some sass and pizazz! I'm such a fan of that retro look and you've really done justice to this stylish lady. I also really like the color palette and how you incorporated so many great dimensional elements at the base.

  16. Gorgeous project, Maura! Love the stamps and the color is still one of my favorites! The frame is amazing! Hugs, Sandra


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