Friday, 10 May 2013


Hello lovelies and welcome to my Visible Image Friday Post!
The week's are certainly flying past I can't believe how fast time is going. I have another VISIBLE IMAGE design team project to show you this week.
I wanted to make something a little different and I had just the perfect stamp set to use. My project this week is an altered art project that I like to call...
'The Sewing House'
The Visible Image Stamp Set I have used for this is the
I absolutely love this set and you can buy it by clicking on the link above, visit the rest of the VISIBLE IMAGE WEBSITE to see the full range of gorgeous stamps. The quality of the VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS is excellent. Crisp, even stamping every time, I love using them.
So, here is my little Sewing House...
To make this you need...
~Visible Image Stamp Set THE SEWING ROOM 
~House Shaped Shelving
~ Gesso
~ Texture Paste
~ Acrylic Paints in colours: Portrait Pink ~ Permanent Rose ~ Blue Mist
~ Tim Holtz Distress Inks in colours: Chipped Sapphire ~ Worn Lipstick ~ Shabby Shutters ~ Scattered Straw
~ Grunge Paper
~ Parchment Paper
~ Decorative Paper
~ Selection of lace, ribbons, ric rac
~ pastel coloured buttons in various sizes
~ Cotton spools
~ Sewing Charms
~ DMC Thread in pastel colours
~ Fabric Scraps
~ Various co-ordinating flowers
~ Bling
~ A Snap with a word on it
~ Pins
~ Twine
~ Silicon Glue
How to make...
~ Paint the house all over using the gesso. Set aside to dry.
~ Apply texture paste onto the roof and onto the shelves. Set aside to dry.
~ Paint the house using your acrylic paints, vary the colours in each section of the house. I also intermixed my paints a little to achieve varied colour results. This is really random so mix to suit your own taste and until you like the colour result. Leave to dry.
~ Use Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and a blender and colour over some parchment paper. Use the text stamps and Chipped Sapphire Ink to stamp the words onto. Stamp the mannequin from the SEWING ROOM SET onto grunge paper using the Worn Lipstick. Use Chipped Sapphire to stamp text over this.
~ Stamp buttons onto the decorative paper.
~ Cut all the stamped elements out ready to add to the house.
~ Stamp the zig zag and running stitch stamps along the edges of the shelves with the distress inks.
~ Add DMC thread and ribbon to your spools and fix these into place with silicon glue.
~ Add the elements in each section as shown using silicon glue, embellishing with your buttons, lace, ric rac, ribbon, flowers, etc.
~ Cut some fabric scraps to size and glue onto the bottom shelf.
~ Glue the stamped buttons into the shelves on the bottom corners.
~ To finish the house, add gingham trim to the edge of the roof. Embellish with buttons, twine, Word snap, flowers and bling.
I loved making 'The Sewing House' I am going to display it in my craft room!
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 Don't forget the VISIBLE IMAGE MAY CHALLENGE too. It is a fabulous theme and you never know you could be in with a chance of winning £10 to spend on VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS . All you have to do is make a project using an actual stamp (NO DIGIS) and follow the theme for this month. Upload your entry making sure you link directly to your project for the challenge. If you are randomly picked as the winner you will receive the prize! Goodluck, have fun and happy stamping.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to your next visit!

Lots of love
Nicola XXX


  1. Stunning Nicola!!!! Love the colours and all the gorgeous embellishments.

    Linda xxx

  2. So beautiful hun, love everything about it, hope you are doing well
    Lindsay xx