Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Sewing Room

I really enjoyed making this sign from a Pronty MDF Plaque.

I painted the plaque using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paints, sponging on a few different shades (Warm White, Shy Violet and Shallow Sea). Once dry, I used the Creative Expressions All Sewn Up Mask with some Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste in small sections over the MDF. Whilst this was drying I die cut the letters to read sewing room from one of the patterned papers in the Couture Creations Sew Jo Paper Pad. I also used the That Special Touch Just Sew Mask with a Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad, randomnly around the plaque.

Once I had attached the words, I outlined each letter with a white pen. I also used this white pen to add a line of faux stitching around the outside edge of the plaque.

I then had lots of fun making an assortment of embellishments to add to the plaque. I die cut the scissors, bobbin and spool (from the Sewing Kit die by Couture Creations) and sewing machine from the Couture Creations Sewing Machine die. I then coloured the white card die cuts using the Faded Jeans Distress Ink pad.  I die cut flowers using the Blossom Felt Pack from Creative Expressions and some of the Sew Jo paper pad. The dies used were the Classic Rose die set by Sue Wilson and the Bitty Blossoms die set by Spellbinders. A couple of the flowers were made with the felt, by just rolling a strip of felt which had been snipped all along one edge.

I also die cut the Dress Form from a piece of denim material, using the Couture Creations Dress Form die. The tape measure was cut from one of the pages in the Sew Jo Paper Pad. I added Perfect Medium and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder. I then shaped the tape using my fingers. 

I added a bit of bling with some glitter jewels on a few of the paper flowers and a few self adhesive flat back pearls. I also added a few mini spools, which had been painted using the Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paints.

Happy crafting!


  1. This is gorgeous Tracey, love the embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. Love this plaque - fabulous design, love your colours and the embellishments - super project!

  3. Absolutely fabulous, love all the embellishments x

  4. Hi Tracey, What a fabulous project. Love the design.

    Hugs Erin x

  5. Tracey hun this is a fabulous creation absolutely love it hugs Judith x

  6. Lovely Tracey, Great plaque and loved all the items you did for me on the show . Thank you again

    Kim xx

  7. Oh wow this fab. My mum would adore this. Great elements x

  8. Ooh! Tracey this is gorgeous! Fab colours & love all the elements you have added. Enjoying playing with the sparkle paste too.
    Amy x