Saturday, 26 October 2013

Eclectic Elements fabrics by Tim Holtz

My Tim Holtz eclectic elements fabrics arrived early October and I've been itching to sew with them.  As always the first cut into a new piece of fabric is very painful so I thought I would begin small!  I was inspired by a wrist band/bracelet in a book I received for my birthday called Layered, Tattered and Stitched. 

This first bracelet uses the red dictionary pages fabric overlaying with creative expressions lace and underneath added some scrim.  I die cut the cameo (Sizzix/Tim Holtz )from black felt.  The crown and button were in my box, but both were very shiny brassy so I coloured them using Ranger alcohol inks.  The second bracelet uses measurements fabric some hessian/burlap which I frayed a bit and is fixed with an Ideaology hitch fastener.

Another project inspired by one in the same book was a gift cone, these can simply be made to hold gifts as I've done here or they would make fab Christmas tree decorations.

I used black felt, the red dictionary pages fabric, some scrim (it was actually part of a surgical dressing!) I sprayed it with Ranger colorwash spray plus bits of ribbon and lace, buttons and other findings..