4 Apr 2011

Vintage Sewing Room......

.....Altered Frame
I have been playing with my new Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Sewing Room and the newTexture Fades eembossing folder Pattern and Stitches and some new -  to me - stamps Vintage Sewing Plate from Creative Expressions and  I love love love them all.  I just knew I needed the dress form as soon as I saw it, the ideas are spinning around in my head so I'm sure this won't be the last project I do with it, you will probably get fed up seeing it!!! LOL
Sooooo the first project I knew I wanted to do was alter a frame as I had bought some Viva Terra and Viva Inka Gold ages and ages ago for just this purpose,  and Try it on Tuesday challenge blog  this week the challenge is Alter a Frame with a fab prize donated by the Craft Barn, now I have meaning to play over there for a while now but time is always against me and I have only just made it this week with hours to spare !!

My frame was covered in Viva Terra and when dry I  lightly rubbed some Viva Inka Gold over the raised edges can you see the sparkle? I love the feel of this cream it's just soooooo soft.  Background paper is from Vintage Shabby Paper Stack which I thought looked like vintage wallpaper. The dress form is cut from Stampin' Up! Card Early Espresso and Crumb Cake which I ran through the embossing folder and inked over with DI tattered rose with vintage photo on the edges, cotton reels and buttons were cut from co-ordinations card stock and sanded, one is carrying pins and the others I wound with thread, edges were inked with same colours of DI. 
The flower was made from some lace I found in my sewing box and I lightly dragged  it through some worn lipstick and tattered rose DI which I had spritzed on my craft sheet and added a button. More buttons and some mini safety pins added to the frame.  The tape measure  I rolled up and tucked the roll under the dress form leaving a tail  as it unravels this I  made by stamping with archival ink and stamp from Vintage Sewing  onto twill tape from Stampin' Up!   Message is from same set.

 Thought you might like a close up of the word plaque which is soooo definitely true - in this house anyway!!
Hope you like my efforts It has turned out just as I hoped reminding me of how my sewing room  used to feel in another life before I found those little things called rubber stamps and started making inky things instead of sewing things, lol and this is another first for me - can you believe it is the first frame I have altered and I have many that I have collected from charity shops etc., so will have to do more.....

I will also be entering  the following challenges I don't usually manage to join challenges together and it wasn't my intention when I created this project but my creation seems to fit the bill on several blog sites which means I get to play at more places this week - fantastic!

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a card

The Stamp Man Challenge - Anything Tim

Just for Fun

Products used: Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations Die and Textured Fades embossing folder Pattern and stitches, Distress Inks, Paper Stash; Stampin' Up! card and buttons; Creative Expressions Stamp Plate; Viva Decor

Thanks for looking
bye for now


  1. haha I love that sentiment!! Neat frame too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  2. Hi Maggie. This is so pretty. I really like how you have altered your frame. The vintage sewing stamps are one of my favourites as well.
    Regards Florence.

  3. Fantastic creation Maggie. Glad you've managed to use all your new stash.

    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us on JFF this week - Sam xxxx

  4. Great sentiment and great frome. Thanks for joining us for the Try it on Tuesday challenge this week. xx

  5. Wonderful, love the texture you have created on the frame, Viva products rule OK? LOL That dress form is going to be a very popular die methinks you have used it to great effect here Love it! Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun hope we see you again soon XOXO Zoe

  6. Great frame. I love that texture on it. Thansk for playing with us at Try it on Tuesday and have a lovely day. Angela

  7. Love this sentiment and it is so accurate in my house anyway. Love how you did the frame and all the wonderful embellishments.


  8. Fantastic frame, love the textures.

  9. Terrific sentiment Maggie and a lovely frame. Annette x

  10. Very cool frame with some neat sewing elements in place!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us as Simon Says Stamp and Show Chellenge! Isn't it fun to see so many wonderful creations...yours included!! <3 Candy

  11. Fantastic frame Maggie love all the elliements you have used :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at JFF
    Von x

  12. great frame, I'm tempted with that die myself, love the colours

  13. I love that quote - brilliant!
    What a lovely frame you have made and that die - well it is to die for isn't it? I am using it at the moment and enjoying thinking what else I can do with it.
    Love how you have used the lace and things for this artwork.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF.
    Hugs - Neet x

  14. Beautiful frame!! Love all the great dimension of the collage!!

  15. This is wonderful - those dies are fab! x Thanks for joining in at The Stamp Man challenge x

  16. Fabulous! love the quote. I'll have to remember that.

  17. Hi Maggie, love your frame project!
    I wondeer if you can PM me - I have something I'd like to ask you privately re: an opportunity, but can't see an email address on your blog.
    Thanks in advance ;)
    Best wishes, Ruth


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