I have got my copy of this months Craft stamper - and couldn't wait to use the free flower head stamp that came with it.
I looked through the magazine to get some inspiration on how to use it - so this is my effort having been inspired by Katy Fox's Vintage Hanging on page 7.
I am not spoiling things for any of you who have not yet got your copy - as this does not look like hers at all - you'll see when you look! But it was inspired by her hanging!
As usual I am waffling before I take a deep breath and add the photos. So just to set the scene - I used the free stamp as did Katy! The rest of the materials came from my recycling pot of tea bags - don't groan - wait until you see them - then groan! Plus a rummage in my recycled remnants bag produced some more 'stuff', but a bit of ribbon was new!
Stamped flowers on teabags.
The middles (buttons) look more grungy and vintage than the photos show
I layered the stamped teabag onto some netting, and melted the netting with the flame from a church candle. It left the edges with a lovely mixture of vintage brown and some wax too.
In my remnants box I found some thick 'stuff' that looked like a bit of old sacking, and also a bit of cream bed sheet. Both of these I cut and frayed.
When I was rummaging for the church candle I came across an old book called Munro's Book-keeping Down to Date!
It was once the property of a
Hugh Cummings Esq
201 Calder Street
I can only think I bought it because it is all about book-keeping and I was a book-keeper!
Flicking through it to tear out a suitable aged sheet to use, I came across the accounts of the 'Society of Arts, dated 1803 - so I used that page as you can see above.
The 'Flapper' lady is an image I transferred onto the torn piece of sheet which I aged with Walnut stain distress ink.
It's taken me most of the day to do - allowing time for the ink and glues to dry
Once all the elements were glued on I glued it onto mountboard
And added the hanger.
I made some more tea bag flowers and at present they are held together temporarily with button brads
When I come to use them on another project the brads will be replaced and the flowers sewn on with buttons to suit the project
Thank you so very much for your comments I really thought that there would have been lots of rolled eyes and 'get a life woman' using tea bags!
Jo Capper-Sandon said...
I totally agree with Chris in that this is certainly WOW! Love how you've given the opportunity for us to see it close ups and at different angles. I bet this is so gorgeously tactile. Certainly worth all the effort Lottie
I have you to thank for that Jo - cos I studied how you photograph your work and have been practising! (Or should that be shamelessly copying!)