Monday, September 16, 2013

London Calling

Hi everyone,

Stamptember continues over at Simon Says Stamp Blog! Lots of fun things going on this month, so be sure to check it out!
This week it's also stamping what stands central at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We challenge you to experiment on other surfaces other than paper or cardstock. Such as on wood, glass, plastic, fabric or metal. I'm so very curious what beautiful things you're coming up with this week.

I chose to stamp on fabric. When I first started paper crafts, I had no idea that was possible. Once I saw it somewhere I need to try it, but it didn't bring me the desired result, gave up and forgot about it. But a while back I made a bag because my old one was all worn, I made a flap for my trip to Paris and tried stamping on natural canvas. And I loved the result, see it here. That's when a new tradition was born to make a new flap for my bag for each city trip I make.



The trick to get good stamp prints is that the ink pad is well saturated with ink and more importantly, to use waterproof ink such as Archival Ink Jet Black. So I always reink my ink pad with the Reinker before stamping on fabric. Apply a good amount of ink to the stamp, make sure that it's juicy and really shining in the light, and with a lot of pressure place on the fabric. Remove the stamp carefully and you should have a good clean print.


For this bag I wanted something that was more like a layout and  wanted it in black and white. I do like my bags a bit neutral. So they fit in my clothes. I started with the centerpiece, the British flag stamp from Tim Holtz. It's no secret that I love washi tape, so I stamped the Crinkle Ribbon with some different prints so it looks like it's washi tape. I have got those beautiful stamp set of London with the Big Ben and a Guard, so I used those as my applications. To create more dimension for the background and so it would look a bit more like a layout, I played with my favorite stamps Script and Distressed Textures.




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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

23 comments:

Patricia said...

Echt GEWELDIG, en in het echt nog mooier!!!!
Gr Patricia

Candy C said...

Sandra...your black and white bag is gorgeous! I totally love the colors...the black and white is so dramatic! Love the stamped images and the machine stitching. Just beautiful! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

How fun! Sandra. Your bag looks fantastic!! I love the beautiful stamping on the fabric. Thank you for sharing this brilliant creation. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic idea Sandra, the black stamping on the bag is absolutely perfect. The black and white is so effective and very dramatic. The machine stitching is a wonderful touch. Tracy x x

MichelleZ said...

Fabulous bag, Sandra! So fun too. Love that you stamped on it. Great idea!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

COOL bag!! Love the design you came up with!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

barbarayaya62 said...

I love this bag! I want this bag! It's cool cool cool! Barbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

Love this bag Sandra! It is super cool. Great mix of stamps and the placement of the different stamps is perfect.

Terry said...

How classy! Love this black and white little number. So clever you are! Hugs!

Annie said...

A stunning make Sandra....great stamps and practical too

TFS Crafty hugs Annie x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous bag! I keep meaning to try one of these and this definitely inspires me to create one.

Sandy said...

Love it Sandra. The flap looks wonderful too! I wonder how many France flaps I will be seening!
sandy

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Sandra! What a fabulous bag! Looks like it was purchased in a fancy gift shop in London!

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! What a gorgeous and unique custom carry-all. Love it!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Sandra -- this is unbelievable!! It really does look like a designer bag. What an incredible idea. I fell in love with Tim's London stamps the first time I saw them, but this really takes them to an all new level. Fabulous project!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I kid you not! I truly and loudly GASPED when I saw this! I LOVED living in London and this piece brought back so many happy memories! You nailed it and I love the concept of making a new purse flap to pay homage to each of your vacation spots. Brilliant (as they say in England)! And you've got the skills to pull it off! Really loved this project.

butterfly said...

Fantastically chic, Sandra - absolutely love your b&w canvas stamping - and the lettering is so cool too!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

COOLEST project ever! Love it love it! When does your new line of handbags come out? LOL!

Maura said...

Love it! Great look in black and white.

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is such a creative take on this challenge! I just love it!

maria f. said...

Great project.

maria f. said...

Great project.

Maria said...

This is amazing! It will be so fun to see your collection as you visit a bunch of cities. :) Pretty soon your friends are going to start asking you to make them some!