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Oriental fabric brooch

fabric brooch

I made this brooch for Carolyn’s tactile textile challenge and it was quite a challenge for me. I thought it would be fairly easy to just sew a few layers of fabric then sew a few embellishments to it, but I changed the layers so many times and I just couldn’t make up my mind where to add the bits and bobs so it has taken me ages to finish. The coins are actually quite fragile so the bit with the hole in it is easily snapped off.

Materials used:
Fabric pieces, black nylon mesh, cloisonné beads, sequins, seed beads, fibres, small piece of chain, 3 coin embellishments, brooch back, black thread

Posted in brooch, CBC challenge, craftsbycarolyn, fabric, jewellery, Oriental

ATC swap male theme

caught a fishy

Here is one of the ATCs for Andrea’s CBC June swap with male theme. I have used a stamped image from the DewDrop Craftz image swap.

Inks: memento black, Stampin up mellow moss, copic to colour, Distress ink weathered wood
Card: white card
Stamps: DewDrop craftz stamps Jim just chillin’, Lavinia stamps leaves
Other: fish charm


And here is the other male ATC for the swap.

Inks: I can’t remember as I stamped the image a while ago
Card: beige textured paper, ivory card
Stamp: The Artistic stamper Men’s plate, papers from Hot off the press Heritage range
Other: musical note charm

Posted in ATC, craftsbycarolyn, dewdrop craftz, fishing, male, tavern

I LOVE my jeans card


I made this card for Joannes Jean therapy challenge at CBC. The real denim is the background strip and the tiny bit on the tag.

Inks: Adirondack earthtones stonewashed and denim, distress ink weathered wood, colorbox fluid chalk ink tangerine
Card: white
Stamps: denim background (unknown), stitchels dashy dot flower, free tag stamp from craft stamper mag.
Other: red stickles, brad, computer generated greeting (smashedSF by fontographer)

Posted in artistic stamper, card, CBC challenge, craftsbycarolyn, denim, jean therapy, stitchels

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