Sunday 18 March 2012

Mothers Day - "Love is the thread that binds us together!"

Sewing is a theme that runs through our family. My Nan was a seamstress and I spent many a happy hour sittiing playing with buttons and scraps from her rag bag. My Mum sews too and I learnt from her and Nan so when I looked at my stamps and revisited the Sam Poole, Vintage Sewing, Creative Expressions stamps. I thought that would be the theme of Mum's Mothers Day hanging. Its red, black and white as Mum has a rather modern  kitchen in these colours and could stay up all year.

I started with an off cut of mount board and starightened it into a square (waste not want not, my Nan would approve!) and then rummaged through my papers to find something black and white that would show through a colour wash. I settled on spots! Og how I love spots and stripes and together is always good as well.. I then used a red acrylic paint roughly round the edge. On the right I used a flourish stencil and thicker white acrylic paint to get a resist.

To satmp I used Staz on Jet black, using the sentiments in the corners. To make the flowers I used the Paper artsy grunge flower 2 & 3 and Tim Holtz Sewing room die. The twine is butchers twine, a little thicker and with a slight gloass, I love it! The body form was lightly inked with vintage photo and fired brick and the cotton inches tape wrapped nicely round it. All finished off with the red handle from a paper bag as a hanger.. can't resisit a bit of reuse! Mum's loves it so I'm pleased.


  1. Oooh! I love the colours on this a lot! The dress form in particular is stunning! I am not surprised that your mum loves it!

  2. This plaque is lovely and will look just right in Aunty Ms kitchen xxx