Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Trio

These three ladies begged to have their story told.

But only after I had finished the backgrounds... You will recognize them from my post yesterday. There was a serendipitous conglomeration of challenges: use sprays, use three colors by the same brand, make something you've not made before.
Here it comes:

I took some newsprint and went over it with gesso, but did not do full coverage. I like the way the text shows through. Then I sprayed the papers through stencils with three colors of Tattered Angels mists (ice blue, brown and red apple). I used plastic cake paper as a stencil. One sheet was sprayed with ice blue and brown, the other with red.

Brown-and-blue became the backround, red was torn in stripes. I had decided to try out sewing papers together with a machine - something I have long admired but never tried.

 It was tricky, I found out that there are two crucial things to pay attention to, the tension and the stitch length.

After that came the ladies:
The Princess
The Dreamer
The Determinate One
entering these into:
Simon Says Monday: Use a trio of colors
Try it on Tuesday: try something new
Wicked Wednesday: #174 Splatters or sprays

Thanks for looking!


  1. They look great and fab to see how you made all!
    Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

  2. Loistava idea tehdä omaa textuuria. Pitääkin kokeilla joskus. Viehättävät kortit ja tytöt ovat ihania.
    Kiitos osallistumisesta TioT-haasteeseemme ♥
    T. sirkkis

    1. Kiitos Sirkkis, on kiva kokeilla tekstuuria ja sellaisia pintoja kuin yleensä vain näkee kaupan skräppäyspapereissa. Se onkin yllättävän helppoa tehdä, kannattaa tosiaan kokeilla.

  3. A fantastic trio of lovely ladies. They have been placed on super backgrounds as well. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  4. What lovely work!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  5. Gorgeous, love the vintage feel and I enjoyed seeing your process. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday :)

  6. These really are fabulous! I love the way you made the background! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  7. Love the colors, the splatters and stitched strips. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week :)

  8. So pretty, thanks for playing with us at Wicked Wednesday!

  9. Oh, what a charming trio. I love the paper stitched stripes in such feminine patterns and the lovely extra bits of detailing. Delightful.
    Alison xx