Monday, 16 February 2015

A Touch of Tweed

Good morning ...Jenny here :)

I've gone with a masculine vibe this morning although many ladies wear tweed as well so I shouldn't really say that!!! I can honestly say I was inspired to make this tweed pattern whilst out walking the dog...we happened to be walking behind a young lad and his Mum on their way to school and he had a rather smart tweed jacket on!! :)

The Herringbone pattern is stamped tone on tone using Lawn fawns Interlocking Backdrops then I used white pigment ink and the diagonal strokes stamp from Belinda's Borders to make a large grid pattern over the top. This was all an experiment piece and I didn't expect to use it so I thought I'd add the stitched line from Avery Elle's Bunting set in blue pigment ink to see how it stamped into the pattern :)

I was quite pleased with the result and decided to cut a panel from it to use... the uneven white ink, which annoyed me at first, actually adds to the effect of texture in the tweed :)

Now what to do for a sentiment!!... I used the Just a Note die from Avery Elle along with the pierced rectangle in the same set to make a faux leather effect label. To make the words stand out I layered it over a pale green piece of card and hand-stitched them to the tweed panel ( the sewing machine wasn't going through three layers of card!!)
I'm quite happy with how it turned out especially because it was a practice piece!!

                          Interlocking Backdrops  Belinda's Borders  Bunting  Just a Note Die

Unfortunately Belinda's Borders and Bunting are OOS at the moment but the same effects can be achieved by using sets like Mama Elephants Basic Borders or Avery Elle's Celebrate and stitching can be added using smaller stamps such as Lawn Fawns Bon Voyage or Winter Gifts..... have a look at your stamps to see what borders and patterns you have :0)

Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x


Kate said...

I really love this. What an ingenious way to construct a pattern!

Kate said...

Awesome use of the stamps Jenny :)
Kate xx