Saturday, June 7, 2014

Layering Stencil: Texture Paste - Does it Measure Up?

I couldn't resist using a play on words here...I used the Tim Holtz "Measured" stencil to create this tag for the latest CC3C challenge, Layering Stencil: Texture Paste.  Can you believe it is already the fourth challenge?!  This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique who are generously donating a gift certificate.   As always, Tim and Mario have an awesome prize package that will knock your socks off!  Here is my project:


I decided to create a tag this time.  Following the technique instructions listed on Page 49, I used the Measured stencil to make the background along with Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to color the tag.   I used the colors from the Kaisercraft paper that I used for the mannequin's skirt for my inspiration.

Once the tag background was complete, I die cut Tim Holtz's Mannequin from the Sewing Room die twice, once from dark brown cardstock and once from Ranger Sticky Back Canvas.  I peeled the back off the canvas and attached over the top of the mannequin's bodice.  I then cut a piece of Kaisercraft paper and scored every 1/2".  Once scored, I threaded some narrow brown jute into a large eye sewing needle and "gathered" the skirt at the top, starting in the center of the skirt and ending at the center.  Here's how it looked:

I placed the gathered paper over the top of the mannequin and then pulled the jute up carefully at the center, being careful not to tear the paper.  Once the skirt was pleated, I tied off the jute and made a bow.  I then added the matching rose.

I also used Tim's Frameworks Lattice  die which I cut once from cream cardstock, coloring it with Vintage Photo Distress ink, and again from the same Kaisercraft paper I used for the skirt.  I used the reverse side of the paper as well to place in the lattice openings.  Once glued down, I added the finished mannequin over the top with foam tape squares.

To finish the project, I added an Ideology Heart as well as a brad and paper clip hanger.  I also used Tim's Label Letters to spell out "Sew Special" and finally added some metal buttons to finish the piece.
I used some Creative Impressions tape measure ribbon along with some aqua narrow satin ribbon tothe top of the tag at the end.

I had so much fun creating this tag.  I must say, I am officially "addicted" to using Texture Paste!  I hope you have as much fun as I did creating your own artwork with this technique!

It's still not too late to play along!  You can still buy the book from Tim who will autograph it for you.  Head on over to the CC3C Challenge hosted by none other than Linda Ledbetter for all the information and leave a comment on all the Curiosity Crews' blogs to win a prize!  You'll be glad you did!

104 comments :

  1. I am so in love with this sweet tag. What a beautiful way to use the stenciling and texture fades. Your dress form is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project.

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  2. So cute! Love the mannequins outfit, beautiful textures.

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  3. I'm really into my vintage/shabby right now so your piece this week is my absolute favourite, I also love dress forms so your tag is just ticking all the right boxes, love it xo

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  4. I have been gathering supplies to make a sewing journal for the longest time. Here's an idea: send me your beautiful tag and I'll just pop it on the cover and be done! LOL Seriously, this is so yummy; I just love the vintage feel.

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  5. Sure does measure up Susan! beauty-fullness (sic) tag! ")

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  6. Love your use of the texture fades! It compliments how you usd the mannequin die so well. Fabulous tag!

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  7. Susan, such a delicate piece. I love how you made the "skirt" you made. The textures created by the stencils are so subtle and really make the tag sing. I love it! Jean.x

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  8. OMG, Susan, I WANT this tag! I absolutely love everything about it. The measured stencil was the perfect choice. The sticky back canvas on the dress form was genius. And the overall feel of the piece is just lovely. I'm inspired.

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  9. Susan... Your sweet tag is such a reelection of your gentile personality. I love your colors, your use of Tim's frameworks and dress form die cuts and how you added the dimensional skirt to the dress form. Looks fab! Your layered background and the stencil you used are perfect for this tag! <3 Candy

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  10. SEW CUTE and Sweet.... Love it... I love to use this dress form too... but love the pleated skirt... neat idea... Love it all... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  11. Wonderfully vintage tag Susan. Karen.x

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  12. One of my favorite themes as so many in my family sew. Lovely job, thank you for a great piece of inspiration!

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  13. this is so stunning Susan - I love it to pieces - so pretty x

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  14. A stunning piece Susan. love the dressform and the skirt
    x catherine

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  15. Fabulous Susan, love what you did with the dress form!! The whole way you put this tag together looks fantastic!!

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  16. Sweet! I love a sewing theme on anything.

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  17. Love that fashion tag, such a beautiful layered stencil background a dressing doll very cute with the small hanger!

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  18. I absolutely love how you added the skirt to the dress form and the little heart around the neck, such lovely detail The colours in the background are beautiful and the stenciling is so subtle. A wonderful tag. Anne :)

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  19. Oh "sew" like how you used that measure stencil; such a fun tag... cool skirt technique too ( a must try) ! Great buttons, and Tim embellishments !

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  20. Sew cool! Yep, see you have us doing it too! Lovely and old fashioned

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  21. My jaw dropped when I saw your tag. Love , love, love it. Just sew cool :)

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  22. Yet another fantastically wonderful creation from you, Miss Susan! You always inspire me.

    xoxo

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  23. That dress is the bomb! Love it! The ruler stencil makes a stellar background too Susan!!!

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  24. This is utterly fantastic. I love the dressed mannequin.

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  25. This is so creative and cute! I love the whole piece and your background layering is really nice. REally cute.

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  26. What a cool tag... Love the dress!! What a great idea... The layout and colours are fab, another cc3 challenge I shall partake in when I get a chance.. Thanks for the inspiration, it rocks.. Px

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  27. the tape measure stencil goes perfectly love it all

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  28. What a cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Collected and eclectic. Perfect Susan-Mostekness. You are rocking it girl!!

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  30. Such a sweet tag. Sew many things to love but especially the way you pulled the colors out of the paper. The pleated skirt is adorable with the pale rose embellishing the waist. The textured measured background is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. This is such a sweet tag. Love the way you made her skirt and all the detail in the background layering.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  32. Oh girly is this ever fabulous! Love how feminine your tag is! Love the skirt and all the textures. The colors are awesome!!! Sew cute!!! LOVE it!!!!

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  33. I love the tag ! The skirt is just too cute !!

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  34. Love the dress form, very inventive

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  35. Ooooh lah lah! What a super tag. The pleated skirt is such a cool touch on the dress form, and I am loving all that texture in the background.

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  36. Love all the detail and how all the pieces "tie" together.

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  37. I love how you fan folded her skirt. You're inspiring Susan!

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  38. The gathered skirt is so outstanding! And the texture effect in the background is subtle and just right for the sewing theme of your tag.

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  39. Oh how cutie, cute, cute this is!! LOVE the way you dressed the dress form with your wonderful pleated skirt - SO clever! so much texture on this fun tag Susan!

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  40. Love the dress form on this,super cute!

    Donna.x

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  41. Darling, Darling Darling!! Yes it is--Sew Special!! Such a fun and frilly and girly tag, Susan! Just LOVE everything about it--that darling hangar-Too Cute! Fabulous inspiration for this 4th CC3 challenge! Thank You, Susan!! XOXO-Shari

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  42. Cute, cute! Love the great vintage feel to the tag! Perfect!

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  43. That skirt is adorable! Love this tag.

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  44. A beautiful tag on my favourite theme of sewing, love the little skirt and the texture is just perfect. xx

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  45. Great tag! I love the way you used the canvas!!

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  46. Love, Love, Love everything about this tag! Thank you for the inspiration. I'm going to have to try the skirt trick on my next dressform creation.

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  47. I loved the pleated skirt!!!! Awesomely arranged piece. I think I have become addicted to texture paste as well!

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  48. How very clever to sew the skirt, I always fight with double sided tape...Thanks for this idea and I LOVE your tag.

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  49. Gorgeous tag, very pretty skirt!! Kerstin

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  50. Your background really sets off the mannequin... And I like how you used the paper in the lattice *and* on the skirt?

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  51. Love this!! The skirt is awesome! And I love all the elements.

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  52. Thank you for sharing how you created your skirt on the tag. Love the theme you choose. TFS

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  53. This is so lovely Susan. How clever is that skirt?! I love the matching trellis and the stencil you used is perfect. It's like a posh dressmakers boutique. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  54. I love the skirt technique and the lattice die on you tag.

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  55. Love the subtle background, and the skirt and the Frameworks both look fabulous - great tag!
    Alison x

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  56. What a lovely way to use this stencil. Looks great with the paper fashion. Jenny x

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  57. SO very very effective! Nikki xx

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  58. simply gorgeous, I need a sewing room just so I can hang it on the door ;) The mannequin is sew pretty, totally lovely project :)

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  59. Being a sewing enthusiast, this is my favorite tag. Thanks for showing how to gather the skirt.

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  60. Love how you used the texture paste technique and pulled all the elements of your tag together. Beautiful!

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  61. Love the neutral tones in this tag! I'm in love with your dress: it's very cool! FAntastic tag! Barbarayaya

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  62. Pretty tag & sew lovely - hee hee
    Like the use if framework die too

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  63. Really pretty tag, I'm lost when it comes to sewing. lol

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  64. I love this idea, thanks for sharing!

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  65. How pretty! great idea to make the skirt on the dress form. =)

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  66. Bowery pretty, I love the skirt!

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  67. Love the ruler stencil background and the clever use of the dress form!!!

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  68. What a pretty tag. I like how you tied all the elements together so they all look like they were made to go together! Great ideas!

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  69. How clever is that little skirt? VERY clever... love how you put all the pieces together to make this delightful tag x

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  70. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone you're my fave make this month. Adore this - so feminine and vintage and pretty. All the things I love most!

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  71. Gosh I love your skirt you hand sewed for the dress form! I have dressed up a couple in the past, so just love this. Fabulous tag and texture.

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  72. What a cute tag! It all came together so beautifully. Ruler stencil is the perfect background. Clever skirt on the lovely dress form. Thanks.

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  73. This is lovely, the ruler stencil is perfect x

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  74. How cute is that mannequin, I love this tag.

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  75. Amazing tag! Love the dress form with the pretty skirt! Hugs, Sandra

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  76. Your tag is lovely. That ruled stencil works so well in the background for your mannequin and the tape measure ribbon ...

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  77. I love your stencil of choice on this beautiful tag and the skirt looks amazing. I don't sew but I might be able to swing this lol. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  78. Susan, this is one of my favorite and most used dies. What you have done with it is outstanding. Just love looking at it.

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  79. This is sooo much fun .... love the mannequin! Linda xx

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  80. gorgeous tag!! love that skirt!! =)

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  81. Love this fun tag. The measuring stencil is a great background and the skirt on the dress form is adorable.

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  82. love the colours you've used - cute skirt ! x

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  83. Hi!
    Your tag is so creative! I really admire the detail you put into it. The dress is so clever! Have a great day! ~kim

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  84. Love this tag-it's so sweet with the skirt and heart charm! :)

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  85. Like the detail you put into the form....the canvas sticky back is a very nice touch for the mannequin. See you next week! TTFN

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  86. Love love love love your tag!! The way you did the skirt is genius!

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  87. Way to carry through on a theme! You are a very creative lady.

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  88. Its a wonderful tag.
    Have a nice day, Eva

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  89. This is a beautiful tag, I just love how you have made the skirt on the dress form xx

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  90. Great tag - love the subtle texture paste, & the skirt is just great!

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  91. Awesome inspiration as always!!…How fabulous is your tag Susan... The sewing room die is still my fave....and the measured stencil is just perfect with it...Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next challenge now…Jan x

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  92. This is incredible! I am absolutely smitten with your skirt technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  93. This is a wonderful tag Susan!

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  94. wonderful fashion tag ! love the way you have dressed the mannequin ! x

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  95. This tag is too cute for words. Love the whole sewing theme, the dress is fantastic!

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  96. The dress is beautiful. I love the idea and thanks for the tutorial.

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  97. Wonderful tag, love the color combination and the dimension you created with the dress, and all of the little details that pulled it together.

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  98. Gorgeous tag. I love all the elements and the way you made the skirt. Absolutely fab.

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