Monday, 11 July 2011

Fee, Fie, Faux Stitching!

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "stitches - faux or otherwise".  My piece is very definitely in the "faux" department on this one - needle and thread are not my forte! :)

I cut this purse-shaped favour box from kraft cardstock, on my Cricut, then decorated it with stamped panels and stamped (and hand-drawn) faux stitching.  Finished it off by dying some cheesecloth using Adiriondack ColorWash sprays and using a strip from it to tie a bow closure.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

21 comments :

Gabby said...

Super little bag! Love the colors. The stitching is so "real" looking! I so like the way you did a varied stitch length (I think that's what it's called -- space between the stiches?) The stained muslin bow looks very nice, as well. Great project. :)

misteejay said...

This is beautiful Dan. Love how you have coloured the bow - everything works so well together.

Toni :o)

gillyb's crafting blog said...

BRILLIANT just love it, love the colours and it looks so real - excellent. Just love your blog too.

Gilly x

Sue said...

Gorgeous. My sewing machine is VERY dusty ..much easier to do the faux. Love the colours

Sid said...

Cute bags !!

Karenliz said...

Beautiful bag! It doesn't look like you made it out of paper! Stunning.

Mole said...

Very clever, Dan, as always!

Andrea said...

WOW thats a fantastic bag Dan, love the colours x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great purse, Dan! For not being a pro-stitcher as you said, you have mastered the world of faux stitching! I love the colors too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Alix said...

oooh you've made a man~bag!!! lol
love it!

fatmonica said...

Love it!I thought it was real when I first saw it!

Wendy said...

I love it :-) My new ambition is to graduate to zig zag faux stitching, instead of straight stitches LOL. The colours are great too!

C. Camp said...

Oh I love it.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, love the bag, the colour and the muslin bow and the stitching... I'd actually use that bag if it weren't paper - soggy bags are not a good look!!

Fifi-T said...

very classy, I admire the way it is coloured looks so much like a real leather bag - perhaps a prop from the importance of being ernest

Claireliz said...

That is fab Dan, really amazing
C
xx

sasa said...

What a little stunner. I would say show it off but I don't think you will!!! Love the rich colours and sharp lines together and a fabulous bow too. Watch out that feminine side is surfacing...
Great piece!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great bag!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your piece is totally wonderful and your post title just cracked me up!

Fairy said...

Nice bag/purse. What cartridge is this bag/purse on? Thanks

Dan said...

I don't use cartridges Fairy, I designed this bag on my computer and then cut it on the Cricut using Sure Cuts a Lot software.

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