Tuesday, 28 October 2008

This is my entry for this weeks Weekly Challenge on UK Stampers. Our challenge was to create a 6x6 page using fabric and stamps for Halloween! I have done a Halloween ATC using this fabric and making a spider from buttons before, so I decided to scale it up and go a bit wilder!
For the base I used a very thin piece of wadding on my cardstock before free-hand machining the cobweb onto the fabric. That is a square cut from a charity shop skirt that cost me £1....just 'cos the fabric was so lovely. Mrs Spider is felt, hand embroidered and then stitched on and lightly stuffed and her legs are beaded. I then remembered the "and stamped" bit of the challenge and as luck would have it this gorgeous corner stamp (I think it's Fancy Pants but I bought it from a friend so I'm not really sure!) fitted perfectly. I very carefully embossed the edges and managd to melt the fabric slightly...I call that "distressing" ... and then just added a touch of glitter to the web as it didn't show up!
It probably isn't very PC to say but I am rather chuffed with this one!!
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4 comments:

Ruth said...

wow this is stunning and beautifully made too

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm not suprised you're chuffed with this one...its fantastic. The colours and softness are perfect for this piece as theres always something magical about a web. Brilliant.

Jane said...

Wow, just discovered your blog and just love this. I wish I could work with fabric as I think it looks lovely, as your page shows,thank you for showing your designs :)

Minx said...

Nothing wrong with being pleased with yourself, and so you should be this is a real stunner of a piece :O)