Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Mother Needs Pins & Needles

Thanks for joining us at the X- Press It Blog for another project... Today I am combining a lovely FabScraps Sewing Machine Album with some Fabby New Papers and putting them together with X-Press-It Adhesives.  I thought this would be a good Mother's Day Project.... Here is what I started with today:



I chose two different FabScraps Papers, just like a good bowl of ice-cream one is Chocolate and one is Vanilla.  They are lovely sewing themed papers and they were the basis for my colour scheme today as well... not to mention the lovely detailed front of the album was really calling out for the sewing machine to reflect a vintage model, black in all its glory!!

The Sewing Machine is coloured with a 100 Copic Marker, I used a swirling motion to get a little texture in the coverage, let's face it those antique sewing machines have a fair bit of character about them!

The next job was to adhere the papers, I did this with my trusty and never too far away TripleTac, it's just great for applying paper to chipboard, smooth and quick to dry, I just LOVE it!


Then it was time to prepare the embellishments.  I continued my theme of colouring the chipboard with Copics, adding cream twine to the thread elements, securing this with Clear Gel Glue.


The inside pages of this album have been set up to act as housing for pins and needles, I thought it would be nice to use this album instead of a pin cushion and as a mega-sized needle case... it comes together really nicely with black felt, which is simply adhered to the page with Clear Gel.  The little embellishments are also adhered with Clear Gel Glue.


I always like to leave the dressing of an album to the last, as this is what I enjoy the most, there are lots of nice little sewing element choices in the FabScraps Range, I can't wait to show you some of the others, but for today it was all about using the over-sized spool and scissors that came with the album and the Fabby Pins'n Needles Word, what a perfect fit this was for the front of the now Needle Case.

Once the elements are secured to the front, add the scissors with a piece of vintage lace to one of the D Rings to finish.

Here are the X-Press It products I used in my project today:
  • X-Press It TripleTac
  • X-Press It Clear Gel Glue.
Here are the FabScraps products I used in my project today:
  • FabScraps Papers: Chocolate, Vanilla
  • FabScraps Sewing Machine Album (including the big cotton reel and scissors on the front)
  • FabScraps Sewing Set: 2 Needles, 2 Cotton Reels, Scissors 
  • FabScraps Pins'n Needle word.


Thanks so much for visiting the X- Press It Blog today, I hope you have enjoyed the coming together of this project, it's great to combine FabScraps chipboard and papers and they work together so easily with the right adhesives!!
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