Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Monday, 30 May 2016

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

It's been a while since I've entered a challenge, or blogged at all, for that matter, but here is my entry for Clarity Stamp challenge this month.

The theme this month is Anything Goes, so I have revisited some stamping and stitching, using some of my favourite stamps.

Firstly, some cotton was coloured with Distress Inks.

Then, interfacing was heat bonded onto the fabric.

A mock-up was prepared on some scrap paper of the stamping layout before stamping on the actual fabric.

Using Versafine ink, which works well on cotton, the fabric was stamped with some of the grasses stamps.

Once the ink was dry, some free machine stitching was added in a few different colours.

Finally, some hand embroidery was added.

The finished fabric postcard.

Clarity products used;
Wee Foliage Stamp Set
Grass and Flower Head Stamp Set


  1. An often used word, Alex, but that piece is truly STUNNING! Love Debbie xXx

  2. What a great idea, Alex! I love it :) Mxx

  3. Your project is fab-u-lous, Alex. The texture added by the stitching makes me want to reach into your blog and touch! Thank you for joining in with this month's Clarity Challenge and best wishes. (I'm now going to get my sewing machines out from the bottom of the cupboard!) ;~}

  4. So love this very moody good luck in the clarity challenge x

  5. What an amazing piece of work Alex, just beautiful. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! xx (like Shelagh I'm off to get my sewing machine out!)

  6. Fantastic work Alex. I have always admired the work of machine embroiderers and your piece is stunning. Good luck in the challenge x