Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Try it on Tuesday - Sewing / Buttons

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to another challenge starting over at Try it on Tuesday. This time around our theme is SEWING AND BUTTONS. I had this cute little dress form stamp set from Hot Off The Press that I've been dying to use, and since the sentiment in the stamp set says "Best Friends...", I thought I would go with that for my theme.


I was getting tired of my Hollyhock flowers, so I thought it was time I cooked up something new. I wasn't really sure what kind of flower they looked like, so I posed the question on Facebook. Thank you very much to Becca Dawn and Cec Wintonyk who have told me they look like GARDENIAS.

Anyway, I was happy with how they turned out. I cut them with Joy Crafts and coloured them with Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink and Cotton Candy and Tim Holtz, Dusty Concord. I also added some dewdrops with Glossy Accents. 



For the background, I dabbed some white DecoArt Acrylic paint through a Memory Box stencil and then sprayed the panel with distress sprays Dusty Concord and Weathered Wood. The paint acts as sort of a resist, making the colours more muted. 



I stamped some rulers in the corners and some random sewing patterns from Prima using Jet Black Archival ink. The ribbon was coloured with distress inks Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink and Tim Holtz Dusty Concord. The stitching is real...I think I'm finally getting the hang of that sewing machine!



The button is made of wood. I painted it white, stamped a little flower on it and coloured it with a purple Copic marker and then coated it with clear embossing powder. I was a little disappointed that the purple really faded after I embossed the button. Sad face. I made the frame out of crafter's clay and coated it with DecoArt Crackle Paint. A touch of Weathered Wood paint to give it a little colour.





That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


85 comments:

  1. Mmmmm! Dreamy colours! Love your little posy tied up in such a pretty way! Great sentiment too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  2. You have magic in your hands Pammelia, you made wonderful new flowers and they perfectly fit on your lovely Sewing project.

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  3. Fantastic piece, love he delicate colours, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Fantastic piece, love he delicate colours, hugs, Valerie

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  5. I totally agree Shilpa, there is magic in your fingers. Marvellous example of your taltnts to do most lovely things,
    And congratulations for your sewing machine project, Pamellia :)
    A big hug xx

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  6. Wow Pamellia this is another work of wonder! Love the colours and that little dress form stamp is such a cutie too! I'm still trying to work out how you keep doing it ;)
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Such Lovely colors and those flowers are drop dead gorgeous. Lovely feminine these and this looks pretty girlie. I love that too...always happy to visit your page. Hope to sit and craft with you some day, my friend! Hugs.

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  8. Woow, I am so impressed, Pamellia! Your new flowers are out of this world! What a fantastic background and your colour choice is just fabulous! I adore your flower arrangement with that spectacular bow! Very delicate and stylish!
    Love your sewing, my friend!
    BIG hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  9. Such a pretty colour choice for your sewing creation Pamellia and those new flowers are lush. Gorgeous work as always xx

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  10. Such lovely colours in this project Pamellia, love the new flowers too. Gorgeous stamping and inking going on here, can I ask how you avoid your sprays from clogging up? I must admit mine don't get used as much as yours so they sit for months on the shelf but it's very frustrating that when I want to use them they won't spray. By the time I've soaked the sprayer in hot water to un-bung it all inspiration for my project has gone. :(
    Lorraine

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    1. Hi Lorraine, thanks so much for the sweet comment. I used to have the same problem but then I discovered that if you store them on their sides, like wine...that they don't get clogged. The sentiment settles on the side of the bottle instead of the bottom, works like a charm. hugs :)

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  11. Wow what a beautiful pop of purple, your cards have such a beautiful signature style in your work. Ahh, hope I get time for this challenge :)
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  12. Ooooh I love those colours!! Gorgeous Bg and flowers which make a beautiful card!

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  13. Beautiful creation with your gorgeous new flowers...so lifelike and I love the water droplets. hugs, Pat K x

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  14. AWESOME project Pamellia, jaw droppingly gorgeous flowers and i am so glad you used your sewing machine!!!

    Beautiful..... :-) xxx

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  15. Beautifully shabby, feminine card, Pamellia! Pretty flowers!

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  16. What a fabulous colour palette Pamellia, the softness of the lilac grays alongside the pinks works beautifully.

    B x

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  17. LOVE!!! Yummy, delicious color. The bow is magnificent, the flowers just divine. I like that little measuring tape, it is different than I have seen before. Sorry about your button :-(( This made me happy when I clicked on this morning, I love when you do shabby, monochromatic projects. YES!!! ( :-)) P. S. Thanks for the answer above re: clogged spray bottles.

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  18. Yay!!! Your shabby bow is back!!! I missed it my friend! I loooove this card! Pinned! Gorgeous arrangement, great colors, stunning flowers, amazing crackle frame and fantastic choice of sentiment! Love it, love it, love, it!!! Oh did I mention that I LOVE IT???? Well, yes I do!! Fantastic my friend! Have a wonderful day!

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  19. P.P. S. Awards for sewing!! I never could get the hang of it, the thread always got all jammed up and clumpy. This was when I was a child, and my Mom tried to teach me. Not known for patience, no, she wasn't. :-))

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  20. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love all of the shabby fabulousness of this!! The colors, the distressing, the touches you added - perfect!! There is always so much to look at with your creations...I could spend hours here!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Pamellia!! What an inspiring way to start my morning!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Wow this is stunning love those new flowers and they are colored perfectly so soft and feminine. Do I see a tutorial coming on how you created them ?

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    1. It's on my list Marilyn. I just have to figure out how to work my camera with no hands. haha. Thanks for your sweet comment. hugs :)

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  22. Such a beautiful creation, every little detail is perfect. The colours are wonderful, the texture is amazing and I want to know how you created those wonderful flowers too - thank you for the awesome comments on my blog too Pammelia - it means a lot when you say you like something I've created Karen x

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  23. love love love Pamellia this is gorgeous, love the flowers which look like camellia's to me and the colours are right up my ally....this is adorable.... can you tell me what you think of my project....
    http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/the-purpose-of-live-is.html

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  24. This is stunning. I love everything about it but the flowers really are amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  25. I am usually speechless... when I visit your blog :)

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  26. Such a Beautiful card !! I loved the colors and the way you create your bgs..inspiring !

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  27. This is simply ADORABLE Pamellia.. I am thrilled about your fantastic card!

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  28. Oh, Pamellia what a drop dead gorgeous creation! Scrumptious colours to die for! xxx

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the sewing theme and the colors. Your cards are always beautiful.

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  30. Amazing work Pamellia, so, so pretty, love it.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my post, much appreciated.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. So beautiful, Pamellia! I especially love the pretty cluster of flowers! Lots of details and your stitching looks amazing!

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  32. Another fabulous project with beautiful flowers and details!
    mar x

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  33. Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

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  34. A beautiful card Pamellia, your 'new' flowers are gorgeous and I love the pretty colours you have chosen. Wonderful details and texture as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  35. Beautiful Pamellia, lovely colour and I always love your detail, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  36. Wow Pamellia...what can I say...lovely details and spectacular design ( as always)!
    Thanks bunches for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. I apreciated every single word!
    Hugs Lula

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  37. Wow Pamellia...what can I say...lovely details and spectacular design ( as always)!
    Thanks bunches for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. I apreciated every single word!
    Hugs Lula

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  38. lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

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  39. OMG you've done it again!! Stunning!! xx

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  40. I agree with everyone else - this is stunning Pamellia. Your design is gorgeous, I love the colours and such beautiful flowers too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  41. so stunning pamellia.i love your pink and lilac colours and your flowers and stitching are really gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  42. A beautiful card Pamellia. I love the colour palette, layers and the pretty flowers. The stitching and stamps are wonderful and the way you created the background is fabulous xx

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  43. Hi Pamellia, hope,you are well. This is one colour I really should use more of. Looks absolutely fantastic how,you have used it here . Gorgeous design and composition and I love the imagery and wonderful floral elements too. Tracy x

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  44. A stunning piece Pamellia, thats a wonderful quote you added.
    Yvonne xx

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  45. Gorgeous card Pamellia. I like the colour and all the layers.
    Hugs ;-)
    Veerle

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  46. Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous colours, gorgeous card, it's all just gorgeous!
    Love it Pamellia! Angela x

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  47. Ohhhhhhhh wow. This is sooo wonderful. Love the theme and the colors. The flowers are PERFECt - it all is. Very special. j.

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  48. Wow Stunning Pamellia I love everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

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  49. WOW this is gorgeous Pamella, I love the colors! Stunning flowers and your dyed seam binding is beautiful! Also, a big thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  50. Pamellia, my incredibly sweet and talented friend, this creation fills me with warm fuzzies! I love the theme and the sweet little stamp... and without question this is the most beautiful sewing themed card I've seen! your flowers are masterful and I really love your color choices for them! Even your ribbons always make me swoon. :o) I love the background layers and the gorgeous frame, too. What a joy it is to fall into your projects and forget about everything else for a while. :o) Beautifully done, my beautiful friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  51. Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors and the shabby design!

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  52. I just look and look at all of the details you use on your cards! I sew, so really love the theme of your card- love the flowers and the faux stitching- and the colors and all of your pretty feminine details : ) Beautiful!

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  53. A gorgeous card Pamellia. Beautiful colours and love your flowers. Great work with the sewing machine too.
    Avril xx

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  54. A gorgeous card Pamellia. Beautiful colours and love your flowers. Great work with the sewing machine too.
    Avril xx

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  55. Super, super super ,and just super !
    Elaine H X

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  56. What a beautiful card Pamellia and those gardenias are to die for! Lovely and feminine look and the colours are lush. You could always touch up your button with the Copic marker over the embossing powder to brighten it up :). Gorgeous make as always! Big hugs xxx

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  57. Awesome card, the pretty colours, your lovely new flowers and that beautiful shabby ribbon bow! Love that you did some stitching and how you added the little frame!

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  58. I'm not usually much for the pink and purple look, but this is so pretty, Pamellia. Love that shabby bow, and the stitching detail on those fab distressed layers.
    Alison xx

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  59. LOVE this card! Fabulous colour combo Pamellia. The purple just pops off the gray. Gorgeous design with lots of fantastic details. xx

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  60. Oh Pamellia another incredibly beautiful creation, the colours are wonderful the theme and flowers look stunning, amazing detail which I admire so much, stupendous card.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  61. That is just beautiful Pamellia, gorgeous soft colours and so many luscious layers! Your new gardenia flowers are so pretty and the sewing is the perfect touch!

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  62. Your gardénias are beautiful, Pamellia! I love these colours, and the elegant bow, and... Wonderful card!

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  63. It seems you can turn your hand to any theme and any colour choices Pamellia! Another card to love. Jenny x

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  64. Hi Pamellia
    Love a bit of purple /lilac action and even better with some pretty florals.
    A delight as always Mrs J. About time Sir Tim of Distressville signed you up!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  65. Fabulous card. Love the colours and all the distressed layers. As always, so may beautiful elements combined to make the perfect composition. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  66. Oh! how gorgeously gorgeous, I love this and your own Gardenias. Fabulous details as always and beautiful colours and the gorgeous ribbon.

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  67. BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the color palette of purples, and the feminine feel! Gorgeous stitching too!

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  68. Loving the contrast of your black stitching against your soft colours and pretty flowers.
    Julie x

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  69. Adorable card, really love the layout on this one. Xx

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  70. Stunning! I love the purple!

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  71. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and design!

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  72. So, so gorgeous, Pamellia! I love all the different shades of purple, and of course your fab design. I don't know why you were "tired" of your hollyhock flowers...they were lovely, but your new gardenias are equally lovely...no matter what you create, it always amazes me!!!!

    Hugs
    Jennifer. x

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  73. Wonderful card, I love the soft colours and the delicate shading on the beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  74. Another gorgeous creation, Pamela; the flowers and ribbon are wonderful. Vee xx

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  75. Beautiful shabby chic card! Love the soft colors and all the feminine details! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  76. Absolutely beautiful love the colours,gorgeous bow and flowers -I love the dress form stamp and stitching
    Carol x

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  77. Such an elegant design, Pamellia - I love the combination of the soft feminine tones and the distressed edges. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT)
    http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  78. Beautifully designed and made - so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

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  79. Missed this one, Pamellia! I was taking a stroll through your blog looking for that magnificent Mirror, Mirror post, and found a few posts I missed...so happy I found this one! How beautiful! I love your colors and those amazing gardenias! Wonderful design and such pretty and soft inking on the background using the combination of paints and sprays! Lovely! I could sit and stare at this all day! Big hugs!

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