Wednesday, 16 December 2020

AALL & Create: Vintage Sewing


 For my Guest DT project at AALL & Create this week I have made a mini book featuring the beautiful vintage stamps by Tracy Evans. I have added lace, pearls and embroidery floss as embellishments. I also did some wonky hand and machine stitching.

Here is the front cover. Washi tape, lace and ribbon trim, pearls and stencilled sparkle paste add texture nd dimension throughout the booklet. The book closes with some ribbon trim toed in a bow:


The pages were mounted onto black card. Fussy cut focal images were adhered on top of the stamped images to add contrast:


I added cross stitches over the sentiment and wonky hand stitching holding the lace in position. The buttons have embroidery thread stitched threw the holes and the bobbin has thread wound around it.  The scissors and thimble are coated with glossy accents.


Fussy cut images are placed on top of stamped images. Scissors and thimble are cut from coloured card and clear embossed.

My process: 

I made the backgrounds by smooshing, dabbing and dipping white card into Distress Oxides:

I machine stitched around the edges of the coloured card:

I stamped images from # 396 Sewing Forever and elements from #399. I also stamped the focal ladies from #396 onto white card and fussy cut them:

I stamped #262 Mesh with Versafine ink and used Distress Glaze in Antique Linen to add texture to the background. I also stamped and fussy cut several thimbles, scissors, bobbins and buttons from # 439 Sewing Kit.

Stamps Used: (all designed b Tracy Evans)
#262 Mesh
#396 Sewing Forever
#399 Framework Elements
#438 Ephemera Digits
#439 Sewing Kit

Stencils Used:
#39 Lotza Dots - Autour de Mwa
#100 Nodes - Autour de Mwa

Washi Used: #12 - Tracy Evans

To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit
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That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #204 AG 20/12
A Perfect Time to Craft #12 AG 27/12
Crafty Creations #416 AG 30/12
A Bit More Time to Craft 130 AG 30/12
Corrosive Challenges Dec AG 31/12
Lets Craft and Create #166 AG 31/12
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday AG DEC 31/12 Top 3
613 Avenue Create Dec AG 31/12 
A Place to Start Anything Vintage 03/01 TOP SPROUT
Creations in Pink #29 Mainly Pink 14/01


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous mini book. Those stamps are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A beautiful project, Carole. I love all the detail on every page. xx

  3. What a cool book. Great images and love the oxide colors you used. Makes for beautiful page colors. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  4. Love this that background is stunning

    Thank you for sharing with us over at A Perect Time to Craft and good luck with you entry
    Claire DT
    A Perfect Time To Craft

  5. These are absolutely beautiful, Carole. Loving each one!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope to see you there again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Love your great book project. The vintage look and the added stitching is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. A beautiful book Carole. A lot of attention to detail has gone into making each page that adds to the whole look of the book

  8. Awesome them..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Beautiful vintage and pink creation. Thanks for sharing over at Creations in Pink.
    Danka DT
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  10. Beautifully designed Project. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  11. Fabulous project the Stammps ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
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