Tuesday, 25 November 2014

All sewn up

Hello everyone, as I'm writing this I'm sitting listening to the rain on the windows,  it has quite a soothing rhythm which is helping me relax and get into weekend mode. I love that feeling of switching off ready to begin our two days off.

I hope your weekend was fab and that you enjoyed yourselves whatever your plans. When you read this it won't be the weekend as I didn't want to blog this card until after the lady's birthday had arrived.

The card is for my sister in law and as she loves to sew I thought I would do another sewing themed card. Last year I made this.

I wanted something different this year but still related. Now! I'm not sure where I first saw this but I thought it was lovely. It greatly inspired me to make the card. Once I'd made the card I researched around and found it.


 by Jennie Atkinson and you can check out wonderful blog here.

The ideas flew round round. I thought about it for a few days, then I forgot about it, but as time was getting near it was time to start, so I gathered the pieces I had thought about using.

I used wild honey distress ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger on the background silk and Vintage Photo to colour the cheesecloth. I  used Weathered Wood to distress the burlap before sewing together.

I played around with my elements 

Once I got parts to work for me I machined the areas I wanted seen.

I kept building up my elements stitching and sticking 

Once I was happy with how it looked I made my tile to hold the sentiment. I cut a piece of floral card and distressed it first in Vintage Photo and then inWeathere Wood. I stamped my sentiment onto tissue paper and then stuck it in place once it was dry I poured UTEE over it forming a layer. Once this was dry I cracked it to add to the aged look.

The finished card

I am going to enter this card into A Vintage Journey blog challenge. 

Thank you for visiting today, take care,



  1. It's really beautiful Deborah. Lots of love gone into your creation and it showe! Xx

  2. Jennie Atkinson does make some wonderful projects, can see why you got inspired!

    Am ADORING your sewing card, the natural colours and all the little embellishments have been brought together to create a mini masterpiece. Your SIL is a lucky lady Debs as she has a beautiful keepsake made from your heart
    :-) xxx

  3. Love all the textures and layers you have created x

  4. I love sewn cards and the detail and textures on this are just fabulous! I love your subtle colour choices too! A really beautiful card! xxx

  5. I love it too!! Gorgeous choice of muted colour tones. Hope she loved it.

  6. Love all the beautiful materials you gathered and then layered and sewed - what a lovely card for your friend! I'm sure she loves it! thank you for joining us in the AVJ All Sewn Up challenge Deborah!

  7. Stunning and I'm sure your sister in law will be delighted

  8. This is really superb...building up layers with fabric is just so awesome. You managed so much of texture here and love the idea of having a sewn card. Am sure your SIL will treasure it.

  9. Love this Debs, a fabulous collection of fabrics, woven and sewn together in such a creative way. The simple buttons and trinket embellishments finish it off perfectly. I bet your SiL loved it.
    Thanks for linking to 'All Sewn Up' at A Vintage Journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  10. Delicious collaged layers using all those fabulous vintage fabrics - it's absolutely lovely, Debs! The colours are so delicate and pretty, and I love the simple embellishing with the buttons, letting those fabrics stay centre stage. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  11. Oh Debs, I totally don't know how I managed to miss this one, - wow, it looks fantastic!!! Totally love it, what a brilliant make, - and while I am at it, thank you for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey, I love this piece!


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