Oooh, a lovely sketch this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog. I had lots of fun with this one. The minute I saw it, it reminded me of the top of a pretty jar. I love little gifts and recycling things too. So I had a little jar that I cleaned, popped a few Iced Caramels in and decorated. Here's the top!
I was totally inspired by Betsy Veldman's recent post on how to build a doily from all your little stamps. Such a clever idea, I had to give it a go with some of the Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used stamps from Victorian Fripperie and Seasons of Love - Tags. The circle stamp I masked with tape to create a semi-circle! I stamped directly onto fabric to make my doily top for my jar. Here's a few of my experimental doilies on paper, it really is fun and strangely therapeutic coming up with patterns!!
Back to the jar! I used a regular dye ink pad to stamp on the fabric but I did leave it to dry a while before I cut it out (the second time! I learned my lesson, smudged the ink!) Another tip is to use a little double sided tape on the rim of the jar to stop the fabric moving around when you're trying to tie your twine around it!!
The sentiment is from the Sweethearts set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. The band around the jar is also a strip of fabric I stamped with the motif border from Victorian Fripperie. I added some red seam binding on top of the band. I love red and white baker's twine, it went really well with this project, I can see myself using a LOT of this at Christmas!!
I tied the seam binding at the back in a little bow. Just because I thought it looked pretty and it hides stuff!! ; )
Make sure you visit the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog to see the wonderful creations from the Mischief Makers!! Please use the keyword WMSC11 when you upload to any public galleries. Don't forget to link your project over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog too! You have until Thursday August 26th at Midnight EST. Have fun with this one!! : )
Card/Paper: Off - White card
Stamps: Victorian Fripperie, Sweethearts and Seasons of Love - Tags by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Ink it Up True Red
Other: Little jar, sweeties, cotton fabric, narrow red satin ribbon, red seam binding, red buttons, red and white baker's twine, sewing machine, double sided tape.