Saturday, 6 February 2010

Playing with a sewing machine

I did this on Monday night but have been under the weather all week so haven't been up to do anything :(
So here it is :D

The photo is printed on acetate and was one I didn't end up using when I made my nieces Christening present .
The wings where photoshopped on by my lovely friend Leanie, and then I added Sakura glitter pen to highlight them.

I bought a little sewing machine from Netto with some of my birthday money and this was its first outing LOL
It takes a bit of getting used to as I have a full size machine which operates very differently ( although this did come with a foot pedal so I might try that next time )
I created a border around the edge of the paper firstly then randomly stitched swirls along the lines of the butterflies

I also bought some Cosmic shimmer Mica powders so gave the whole thing a good spritz with that :D

I cut the butterfly mask from some masking magic sticky paper that I bought years ago when I first started stamping - it did curl a little when really wet but it did what I was looking for.

I tried a pearl acrylic paint round the edge at first but you couldn't really see it on the patterned paper (which is Prima by the way). I then tried a bit of distress ink around the edges, again this didn't really show up so I ended up using Twinkling H2o's in the end.

I also added them to the butterflies I cut out of the PP and the Prima painterly flowers.

I added lots of Prima and Zva bling to finish off

Ok, heres a fabby freebie from Dan for all those with a Cricut and SCAL :D I'm sure that will be very usefull for anybody in to steampunk or grungey work :D

And another fab giveaway on the Prima blog, this time its the gorgeous new release stamps!!! One day I have to win something, surely LOL :D

Julie xx

OOooo edited to add this gorgeous tutorial for a really cute button bracelet - I feel these might become a firm fave of mine :D


  1. That is a beautiful, beautiful page - love the altered photo :) Thank you for all the links, love the button bracelet.

  2. A stunning page. Great work.

  3. That page is simply amazing

  4. Wow!! What a beautiful page Julie..I love the photo printed on acetate but most of all I wish I could do wings:( with photoshop!!
    The whole layout works magically!!

  5. That is stunning - well done you!

  6. Wow, printing on that's cool! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :) I'll be back to see what else you do with your new sewing machine.


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