Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Lets get Shabby: Challenge 12:

When I asked Mum if there was a photo of her at the sewing machine or is it just a memory imprinted on my brain she replied "it's just imprinted on your brain".

So this is my first non-photo layout ever!!

This months challenge at Lets get Shabby is to use Chipboard ,Paint and Lace in your creation.

I used to lie awake at night listening to the comforting sound of Mums steel sewing scissors crunching through the tissue patterns and the material laid out on her formica work bench.

Later on in my sleep I could hear the sound of the foot peddle on her Singer Sewing machine stopping and starting, it was noisy but comforting.

Mum probably waited untill we were in bed before she laid out the fabric to start pinning...something I do now that I have small children.

I used a couple of very fragile and very faded bright green vintage buttons from my grandmothers button jar. K & Co Amy Butler vintage ephemera throughout from Tillys.

A lace rosette with a vintage broach and some paper from an old sewing book.

Tattered Angels wing painted with Ranger distress paints and a Chipboard lady designed by Melody Ross called Homespun Chic. I threaded old pink lace through the cotton trim.

I'm not happy with these letters as my paint had dried up and I blended two colours together to get the right green but it looks patchy, I must have watered it down too much.

I have had my turn, the design team have done wonders .......and now it's your turn to join in the fun at Lets get Shabby.

Love and threading needles

Ruth xx


A Vintage Chic said...

Love your sewing collage, Ruth--shabby vintage perfection!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Paper Paradise said...

Great 'non photo' layout Ruth. Love all the old and vintage bits and pieces you have added. I would love to have a go at the challenge this month, fingers crossed eh.? x

Micayla said...

Ireally love this layout Ruth. Sometimes no photos are needed, just the story and I love to see them done.

Sue said...

What a lovely shabby sewing collage, Ruth! I enjoyed reading the story behind it too.

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Sigh.... this is gorgeous!!! And without a picture..... great job! Love all the shabby elements, it makes it all look so sweet and romantic!

Julie said...

Just love this Ruth.

Sandy Ang said...

Fab, fab non-photo lO !
Wonder if you'll link it up at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html