Sunday, 26 May 2013

Ever since I first saw this stamp,


I could see it made from fabric but achieving that is another thing altogether!  So as a compromise I've hand stitched beads .....


Round the edges I added some rolled up muslin and couched it in place.   I also added some cross stitch and back stitching.


The finaly result is below.  (click on pick for a more detailed view). I wanted to try and achieve the effect of an old tapestry on a wall in a(n) historical building.  Don't think I've achieved that but it was certainly an interesting experiment.




26 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love the hand sewn beads....it really adds that extra some thing to the piece.

sally said...

Very nice interpretation with the beads, I did one with beads & sequins from plate 004- the Lynn Perella stamps are so versatile :-).

Sally

butterfly said...

What a fantastic creation, Carol - fabulous how you've taken the beaded inspiration of the image and made it into a 3D reality - I love it!
Alison x

Heather said...

Wow Carol - I love this. I love the little tag shapes along the bottom and your rolled muslin and lace edgings. I'm always looking for ways of combining fabric and stamping and this has worked a treat.

Netty said...

wow Carol loving the stitching and the fab beads....terrific project. Hugs Annette x

Sarah Anderson said...

Stunning Carol, love the beads

Julie Ann Lee said...

This works so well! The possibilities with these LP stamps are endless and your interpretations are so inspiring - thank you so much for sharing; have so enjoyed your PA projects this week too. xxx

Kate Creates - a lot of mess, just ask my family..... said...

This image speaks textiles to me too. The result is beautiful.

sam21ski said...

Wow Carol, you have sooooo much patience and very well rewarded, this looks absolutely fabulous and I think you've achieved your tapestry look - stunning piece

Sam xxx

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous! love the addition of the beads it gives it so much depth.

craftimamma said...

This is stunning Carol! I too love the bead work and the rolled muslin is a brilliant idea. Excellent working of all the detail of this beautiful stamp.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Alison said...

It looks amazing Carol! xx

Diane said...

Wow, very pretty, fantastic job.

Regards diane

Sid said...

Wow that's so effective ! Love your embellishments and arty additions.

karen said...

you have achieved a wonderful interpretation and the surface texture is gorgeous....

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Carol, this is tapestry artistry in its finest! The beads so carefully sewn on look lovely - what an amazing piece!

Sue said...

Wow Carol this is amazing, it really is a work of art xx

Neet said...

Oh Carol, this is amazing. You must be so proud of it. I do hope you have it displayed somewhere in the home.
Hugs, Neet xx

hazel said...

This is a fabulous hanging Carol, I love the colours and the beads.
xxx Hazel.

penibear said...

ooooo lovely!! can'r wait to see it IRL :)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is absolutely stunning Carol! Brilliant using the beads! xxoo

Pia said...

wow so great project, lovely colours
hugs Pia

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful creation, I absolutely love the colour blend on the very intricate stamp! Gay x

Juls said...

love the beading! Hugs Juls

Minxy said...

Oh My...it's stunning xo

Cath Wilson said...

Painstaking and laborious work but what a treat - it was worth it! Gorgeous x