Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crafty Secrets Sew Special Set


Good Morning!  I'm so excited to share with you that I was chosen to be the Guest Designer over at ABC Toys and Crafts this week!  Don't be fooled by the name.  The tools they sell are "our kinda toys", teehee!!  You know how I love Crafty Secrets, right !??   Well, they sell Crafty Secrets and many other stamp manufacturers.  Plus lots of other cool stuff like Spellbinders, border punches, copics, ink ...
Today I'm sharing a layout and card I designed using Crafty Secrets "Sew Special".

I created my own embellishments and background DP using the stamps.  The floral DP is from one of Crafty Secrets Paper Pads.  Don't you just love the faux stitching.  Thank goodness I have faux stitching, because I would be lost on a sewing machine, teehee.  



Tip / Technique : Modeling Paste
I added some texture with a fabric swatch and some modeling paste (see the circle cluster along the bottom). It's really easy to work with the modeling paste and it adds so much texture to your work.  Lay a metal dry embossing stencil over your paper.  Use a spackling knife or old credit card to smear the modeling paste over the stencil until the holes are filled.  Clean off your knife and go across the stencil again, smoothing off the top.  Let dry.  Now just rub over with inks or paints.  You can sand it as well.   I happen to have 2 brands of modeling paste.  They both seem to work well.  The first one is by Liquitex and you can purchase it at a local craft store in the artist section.  The second is called an Embossing Paste and it is made by Dream Weaver.  Dream Weaver sells their own line of metal emobossing stencils as well.  I like doing this so much, I'm going to be on the look out for more patterns that would look good in the background of my work.


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Justine said...

Great Post Melisa. Congratulations Again

Linda Beeson said...

I just love the accents of red in the layout and those cute "sewing" related images.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is great! I love the vintage feel and that gorgeous rose.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I (used to) sew quite alot....I love your page and cards- I am going to pop over and check out this site. Congrats!

Sandra said...

Fabulous designs!
Sandra x

Vee said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining Charisma this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Jess said...

Fab LO and card! Love how you made your own embellies!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Oh my gosh, Melissa! I am in awe of your beautiful work!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us over to ABC Toys & Crafts - I'm inspired beyond belief to get my Crafty Secrets stuff out to play and will be stopping by your blog to visit on a regular basis!!

dstandard said...

What a gorgeous page - awesome details and accents!

Maria Matter said...

Hey Melisa!!! This is over-the-top GORGEOUS hun! I love this CS sewing set and the colors you used! Your design is just amazing! You're an awesome GDT!
Hugs & Blessings!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Melisa...what fabulous projects...your LO is AWESOME!!! Such gorgeous colors, papers, and I love all the special details you added!!! Such a beautiful card, too..sooo soft and pretty!!! You do such lovely work!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely awesome! I love what you've put together here ... all the pieces turned into such a beautiful work-of-art!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful LO & card! I used to quilt & sew all my daughters dresses & doll clothes :) Sew Sweet :) TFS

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! This page is FANTASTIC! LOVE all the sewing elements - right down to the little pattern!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

LOVE this, Melisa!!! Oh, such pretty details, such a feminine vintage look, gorgeous!!

Have a rosy day!

Jennifer said...

What a Pretty Layout! Love the vintage feel!!

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