Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Growing in Unity Day 2.. Home Sweet Home

Day 2 of Growing in Unity.. Today I am sharing some canvas art.. but different. Using Canvas cloth, some Unity and Ippity Stamps, embroidery threads and markers.
I thought I wanted to do a country framed art piece for my home.. and the Unity stamps were the perfect images for this piece.

Home Sweet Home

First I started with a piece of canvas cloth.. really I kind of stole a piece of it from my hubby's painting drop cloth.. I am sure he won't mind hehehe... Then I lightly traced the backing of my photo frame this way I knew where to stamp my image to fit every image in the frame size.. I just used a pen for this. Now stamping my images , using black ink from Unity I made my pattern.


Using all different embroidery threads, I hand stitched , stitching over the stamped image as my guideline.. The colours were bright and I wanted a dull , worn look . So using the tea bag technique. I boiled some water and added a tea bag.. letting it steep. I then took the tea bag and blotted the cloth.. rinsing it more that once.. and left it to dry overnight.. and this is the creation I was left with.. I really love how it all turned out and it only took me a couple of hours to stitch it all up.


I think with all the wonderful image you can make some cute designs and give them away for gifts for any occasion. The frame I got at Michael's Craft Store for only $1.50.. you can't go wrong there, I also used some of the Unity stamp coloured ink to distress it. I hope you give this a try.. it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to hang it up. I think I might be making some for presents this year. Better get me my own Canvas Drop Cloth!!
Come back tomorrow for another project using Unity or Ippity Stamps.
Have a great Day
Hugs,
Angie


35 comments:

Jen said...

Eeeeek! OH MY GOSH ANGIE, I just had to pick myself up off the floor! This is absolutely F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C!!! Wow, I haven't embroidered in ages and now you have inspired me! I love how your creative mind is working...did I say FANTASTIC?!!!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

This had to take u forever. I want it! Wonderful!!!!

Sweetieshop said...

Wonderful, amazing YOU!! I would never have thought of embroidering over the images, you may just have started me off in a new direction with my stamps! Great wall art x

Bogner's said...

You are just too fabulous! This is such a fun and creative idea!

Maria Levine said...

OMG, great job! OH SO CUTE and fabulous! Perhaps this beauty will start a trend... NICE JOB!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ANGIE--you are amazing:) This project and embroidery is super crafty! YOU ROCK:)

Suzi said...

LOVE IT!!! Wow. That is thinking outside the box for sure!!!

lynn said...

this is just so wonderful, angie!

JenMarie said...

Oh wow girlie, this is fabulous!

Anne said...

Great way to use the stamped images! You are a great stitcher as well as stamper!

Eryn Hagen said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! This TOTALLY ROCKS! WOWZA girlfriend I am speechless..this is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful piece for your home! LOVE IT! thx for the inspiration!!

Kathy H said...

wow great project!

laterg8r said...

that is stunning, very creative :D

stampjourney said...

WOW! Absolutely a-maz-ing! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity with us!

jo said...

Great idea Angie!

Michelle said...

How cool is this?!!?!?? I love it!

Toni K said...

Cute idea! I love it!

My Angel said...

Stunning!! So very Cute!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow!!!! This is absolutely amazing Angie!!! The work and your stitching is incredible!!! You are so creative and talented!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Angie this is just breathtaking and so inspiring. You can just see all the Unity love in this!

Debby/Darthy said...

wow, that's fantastic, what great work

Lillian Child said...

This is a bit more time and energy than I would ever spend on a card, but it is so very beautiful, Angie! I used to embroider, but now I have arthritis and my eyesight is shot, and I'm lucky to hit the ink pad some days (LOL).

craftymom205 said...

Great project. Thanks for the great idea.

Kelly Massman said...

You must have a lot of patience! Great work!

Martha said...

wow, wow, and wow ;)
so cute!

Jules! said...

So sweet...I love it! What another great idea...BTW...this wud look perfect in my adobe!

Debbi said...

Such a great idea. I'm making some decorations for my granddaughter's new room with the stamp set from Unity/Melody Ross. I will for sure use this technique......love it. Thanks for sharing your creative mind with us.

FibreJunky said...

It is so funny that you should post this! I'm in the middle of a project that includes stamping and embroidery, but because it's not finished, and because it is going to someone who would see it if I posted pics in progress, I can't post anything yet. I hope mine comes out half as great as yours!

Carisa said...

omg, this is amazing!!! wow, i never think outside the box with my stamps - i don't know if i have the patience but it looks so amazing i just have to try it at least once! thanks for the amazing idea.

marilyn said...

WOW--amazing. Great project!

JPScraps said...

Unbelievable! Awesome idea!!

Amy said...

Wow-EEE! This is absolutely ADORABLE!! Love love love it girl!!!

Gwen said...

This is amazing! I just went through 4 days and you've really blown this GIU away!!! Great job all around!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute idea! I love to stitch, too, but never seem to have time between cards!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh My GOSH! Angie! Seriously! I'm oogling your blog and I have tingles going up and down my arms. You. Are. Amazing! This project just makes me want to jump up and down! And the T-shit? Ack! SO COOL! OK. I've got to stop typing now and go back to subscribe to your blog. Thank you for all of the amazing work that you've done for Unity (and just for the inspiration from all of your art!) Wow!