Frayed Fabric, see page 66 of the compendium of curiosities. I decided to do something for my daughter as she has just passed her driving test and is whizzing about in her own little car....this means even more opportunities for panic, will she get where she is going, will she get back! Ah well a Mothers worries are never done.
However we are here to celebrate all things Holtz so on with the show!!
I used one of Tims burlap panels and stencilled a musical cascade using grunge paste and an IndigoBlu stencil called Musical Notes. Once the grunge paste had dried I added some broken china and dusty concord distress ink over the paste. Then added some shadow using a black pen for a more 3D look, and a few highlights with a silver pen.
I die cut a heart out of the fabric and also some plain cotton, then die cut another heart from wadding using a slightly smaller die. I made a sandwich of fabric, wadding and lining cotton and sewed them together. I then distressed the edges with my pokey tool to give the frayed edge. I then sprayed the heart with broken china and dusty concord distress spray and water to make the ink disperse even more. Once it was dry I used one of Tims arrows and attached it to the front of the heart using a little embroidery floss.
The black notes and treble clef were cut from black card and embossed with clear embossing powder. Just a little tip, keep hold of these small pieces while embossing as I was chasing them all over the desk, LOL. I also cut the same pieces from silver mirri card. I also printed off the words onto kraft card and outlined them in black and added some white highlights.
To make the texture of the burlap stand out a little more I dry brushed a little white paint around the edges making the amount of paint lighter the closer I got to the middle of the panel.
I attached the heart to the panel and then arranged the notes and words around the heart and stuck them down. To finish the panel I made a loop at the end of some purple ribbon then stuck the ribbon round the panel with the loop in the middle of the top edge and finished it off with a silver bead.
There are the usual fabulous examples from the Curiosity Crew on Linda's web site, click here to see this extravaganza of loveliness. Also thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.