Sunday, 5 April 2015

Using Stamps for Embroidery

I've had this set of Lavinia stamps for a few weeks and keep looking at them and thinking about using them as a base for embroidery --- had a look at Lavinia challenge blog for this month and the theme is 'Lemon and Lime' and I thought "not my usual choice of colours but hey why not"

I stamped the image onto calico that had been backed with some iron-on interfacing using a water based ink.

Following the design was actually easier than it first looked.

Once completed I cut around the image and frayed the edges slightly. I then decided to turn it into a tag.

For this I started with a Ranger large black tag and applied thin brush strokes of Fresco Chalk Acrylic in Guacamole, Chartreuse and Zesty Zing. Once dry I embossed the tag with Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder and lightly sanded odd areas.

Then using white embossing powder and Lavinia's bubble stamps added random bubbles to the tag. The bubbles were then filled with Glossy Accents.

Next I stamped the smaller of the 2 flowers twice onto the tag in Pearlescent Olive ink and clear embossed. Then added a few toadstools using the same ink and powder. After heating the embossing the powder I applied some Treasure Gold in Olive Bronze.

Before attaching the embroidered flower I added touches of Inka Gold in Platinum to parts of the bubbles.

Although its hard to pick up in the photos there are lots of different textures to this tag which I really like.

I would like to enter this into Lavinia's Challenge titled 'Lemon and Lime'.

Thanks for looking today, if you like embroidering do have a look at your stash of stamps!!!
Have a good week, take care. Jane x


  1. Wow this is great, how clever of you. Thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx DT member

  2. .....and now for something different and how different is this,,,,,, I just love it and thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck..... Marianne DT xxx

  3. Oh my goodness, I would never have thought to embroider from a stamped image, , such a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration and good luck with the Lavinia challenge, Julie.x

  4. What a wonderful project Jane! I haven't thought to embroider or sew using a stamped image and I love how it looks on a tag.

  5. Wow! This is super, just love it
    Thanks so much for entering the Lavinia stamps challenge, good luck
    Karen (DT) xx

  6. What a great mix of techniques, work so well. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)