Monday 8 June 2020


The fabulous brand new stamp designs by collage artist Sharron Bates are now available to purchase on our website.  You will find Sharron's Facebook page here:
and the new stamps at an initial discounted price here:

I compiled a step by step for Hochanda, using one of her new designs, and I thought I would share it here today....

Here is the finished design...

....and here is the materials list...

Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamps CI-328, ‘Sewing Notions’ and CI-545, ‘The Sewing Room’
Giotto Turbo Maxi Pens, or watercolours
Versafine Onyx Black Stamp Pad
Crafty Individuals A5 White Satin Stamping Card
7” Square White Card Blank
Ribbon and small coloured safety pin
Thread and Buttons

Step 1
Stamp CI-545 ‘The Sewing Room’ onto the CI White Satin Stamping Card in Versafine Onyx Black ink and dry thoroughly. Cut out the image ready to colour and sew.

Step 2
Using the Giotto Turbo Maxi Pens scribble a little of each of the appropriate chosen colours onto a glass mat or tile or plastic sheet, and pick up the colours in turn with a damp appropriate good quality paintbrush and colour the stamped image either as shown in the example pictured, or in colours as chosen by yourself.

Step 3
Use a sewing machine to sew a double stitched line around three edges of the coloured image in contrasting thread. Leave lots of loose threads showing.

Step 4
Stamp CI-328 ‘Sewing Notions’ onto the remaining half of the Satin Stamping Card, and fussy cut out your chosen vintage sewing items ready to colour and add to your card. I started with cutting out the vintage sewing ‘invoice’ and the ‘needle packet’ and coloured both to match my design.

Step 5
Colour the stamped ‘buttons’ image appropriately and sew a real small button or more to the image as shown leaving loose threads trailing.

Step 6
Colour the ‘darning’ thread image appropriately and wrap some real thread around ready to glue in place on the card.

Loved making this card.  Thanks for looking.

Back soon,
Jean x


Craftyfield said...

Love the details with the smaller stamps, Jean! I would love to see the sewing machine in its entirety, here or on Facebook, it looks very vintage!

Pat said...

This is fabulous Jean and love the central sewing machine with all the different extra bits and all beautifully coloured. I love it!! x

Gerrina said...

You have put so many little extra accents with the button, tread and more; makes a great look! Hugs, Gerrina

Cocofolies said...

Simply a fabulous card, Jean, wow!!!
And I love these new designs by this collage artist I'm discovering thanks to you, she makes beautiful artworks, just liked her page thanks for the link :)
Sorry for missing your last hochanda shows however (I sincerely regret), and not have time to create with your stamps at the moment due to an heavy work for ending well my year of courses with my students and some family problems too.
Will have fun with my last CI stamps as soon as I can.
Take care, hugs
Coco xx

sylvie collet said...

Gorgeous Jean!!!!!