All Sewn Up





This project grew and grew! It started off as an idea for a card, then became a scrapbook page then ended up as a canvas. I seem to have so much sewing related stuff of Tim Holtz, dies, layering stencils, embossing folders and stamps. Always an inspirational place to start.


I used Wallflower paper with a sewing image, then stencilled Measured with gloss gel paste and inked Latticework with Mown Lawn and Vintage Photo.

I hand sewed the zip to get more texture and pattern on to the project. I used Sewing Room and On the Edge dies and layered them with more paper, muslin, lace and ribbon stained with Crushed Olive, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. I dry embossed parchment paper with Pattern and Stitches Set then inked with the same colours and used it to layer.


I added all sorts of embellishments and a definition of sewing.
The project then got too big to assemble so I painted the back of a canvas with Crackle Paint, and stencilled the canvas.
Touches of Treasure Gold were added here and there for sparkle.


I will enter it into A Vintage Journey Challenge, All Sewn Up. I hope you enjoyed looking at it, not sure where it will live, maybe it will be a present for a friend!
Please leave me a comment, I do appreciate it.

13 thoughts on “All Sewn Up

  1. Oh my gosh Jan this is just an amazing work of art. I can see how you say it grew from a card and ended up as a canvas as you have included so many wonderful elements and techniques to create this beautifully collaged piece.
    Thanks for linking to ‘All Sewn Up’ at A Vintage Journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  2. An absolutely terrific page… I’m glad you let it grow as it wanted to! Gorgeous colours, and I love all the details – the zip at the centre and wonderful golden accents. Delicious! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  3. Oh wow Jan, I completely adore this, what a stunning piece of art! I am so glad you just let it evolve as it wanted too, the finished result (so far?) just looks amazing! I totally love all the different elements you added with the sewing theme coming through everywhere, – just brilliant and such a great composition! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

  4. I love your sewing mixed media canvas…sew full of creativity. I love the needle stuck in the zipper 🙂 and the scissors cutting the cheese cloth. How fun this entire piece is! If I had a sewing room, Id want to hang it there with pride!

  5. Wow Ruth – this is amazing! And I so love that it started off as a card and just kept growing!!! There are so many different elements and textures and they are all so beautifully layered and compliment each other so perfectly. An amazing piece! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our All Sewn Up Challenge. Jennie x

  6. A stunning canvas with so many wonderful detailed pieces. I especially like the positioning of your scissors through the soft muslin and your accents of Treasure Gold. Thanks for joining us at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

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