Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sweet bee

It's my turn to host the challenge in the Crafty Secrets member forum over at Splitcoast Stampers. I'm asking people to go back to their ABCs - in stamper language that means Anything But a Card.

I made this little vintagey lavender sachet, stamped with the branches and bee and a touch of colour added with Copics. Cotton curtain lining makes a good base to stamp on for this kind of thing - close woven and smooth but inexpensive.

My experience has been that Copics don't stand up well to washing but for this kind of project that won't be washed, it's a quick and convenient way of adding colour. You do need a light touch though as the ink tends to travel along the fibres of the fabric.

I added some vintage lace, mother of pearl button and a seam binding hanging loop to finish it off.

Stamps: Queen Bee (Crafty Secrets)

Ink: Versacraft by Tsukineko (black)

Other:
Cotton fabric
Copic markers
Vintage lace
Vintage button
Seam binding
Lavender


Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

tracy said...

joanne,thats beautiful-you do make such lovely things:)

Kath said...

How lovely. Anyone would be delighted to hang that up. A great idea.

Alison said...

A gorgeous little project Joanne! x

Traceyr said...

This looks very vintage Joanne I love it and thanks for the tip on using Copic pens on fabric.

:)

sam21ski said...

Great stamping Joanne, love the little sachet

Sam xxx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous as always Joanne. You were brave with the Copics, but it looks fantastic! xx

Karen said...

Oh anyone would love this little gem, its beautiful Joanne xxx

Janice said...

That's fabulous Joanne.

Gez said...

Very pretty! It's got a Victorian feel. Fabulous.

Marie said...

A lovely piece of work! Very creative indeed. I'm doing a copic markers class soon and would love to be able to make something like this!

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Lucy Edmondson said...

This is charming and beautifully done,

Lucy x

Deborah said...

A delightful piece.

Hazel said...

Love the delicate way you've used the copics - a lovely project. Just enjoyed catching up with what I've missed since my last visit (sorry it's been a while) x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This is beautiful and would look fab hanging up fragrancing a room - I have tried stamping and then cross stitching (got fed up) so will need to try with markers now.

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Ejay said...

ooh this is lovely !

Nerina said...

This is beautiful! I love the olde worlde feel you've given with your muted green and that LOVELY lace! What a great gift idea!