Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Flowery Gown

Hello and welcome back. Here is a fabric project I have done using the stamps from Leonie Pujol and the new collection that was launched on Hochanda on Wednesday 18th May. I hope you like it and enjoy my step by step today.

I started of by cutting a square of cream Calico approximately A4 in size, pressed it and stamped the head and shoulders stamp.

Very lightly in pencil, I sketched a rough outline of a gown, I filled this with the group of flowers stamp from the same set. This is a wonderful stamp and has a light feathery effect within the flowers, I deal for pattern building. I thought it would be great for the dress as it gives a floaty effect.

I was a bit adventurous with the hair and wanted her to look different so I decided to cover the hair with French knots. Taking 2 strands of black and one strand of burgundy embroidery thread I randomly added them all over. Then in between I used just 2 strands of black thread until it was completely covered. 

For the flowers on the dress I used Spectrum Aqua Markers from Crafters Companion, the colours I used were Teal,Wildflower and Red Violet. I used flicking strokes using the small nib end, from the centre outwards, but didn't colour right up to the tips as I wanted these to remain cream.

I used the same flicking motion and small nib to colour the wings with Teal and I concentrated the colour nearest the body. When this was dry, I stretched the calico over a piece of 8 x 8 board.

On a separate piece of calico I stamped my sentiment and stretched this over a piece of greyboard.

Taking the misty flower stamp that I used for the dress along with the single flower, I created a frame/border around the card. I positioned the sentiment where i wanted it to sit so I could stamp the edge to match the Background.

I then randomly coloured some of the blooms in the border, Using just a couple of the Spectrum Aqua Markers. Finally I stuck down the sentiment, raising it with 3D glue gel.

It was fun creating this project and I hope you have enjoyed seeing and reading about it today. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and I hope that you will continue to follow my blog. Take care xx


  1. I hadn't realised that this had been done on fabric. Love the French knot hair,that gives her lovely looking curls.
    Thank you for the eraser link. Our new member of the family seems to be settling quite well. Just hope that continues.
    Thank you for sharing and for a giving very detailed description of your colouring in. Helps us less abled to hopefully improve! Nicola x

  2. A fabulous project Nick. It is another technique you have showed us that is going on my ever growing list of to try.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  3. A fabulous project Nick. It is another technique you have showed us that is going on my ever growing list of to try.
    Hugs Janet xxx