Monday, October 11, 2010

inspiration monday



there is no way i could ever choose a favorite art technique.  my list of art-loves is constantly growing, and sometimes i like to challenge myself to see how many of them i can use in the same project.....this time i came up with a fun "stitch-ionary" idea to house all of my embroidery stitches!  
the first thing i did was carve a little frame stamp.....



and then i stamped it onto a medium shipping tag using black ink.



then i got out my embroidery floss and stitched up a title onto a piece of muslin (i also used a black micron pen for the lettering).



the next step was to trim the fabric and then glue it down inside my stamped frame with a glue stick.  then i added some color around the edges of the tag using antique linen distress ink and a foam applicator.


the final step for my stitch-ionary cover was to add a piece of black and white gingham ribbon and a little tag down at the bottom.  



and here are some of my favorite embroidery stitches, showcased on their own tag using the same methods that i used for the cover.....and they're all held together with a simple 2" binder ring that i bought at the office supply store.....plus there's lots of room to keep adding tags as i go!   

be inspired by all of your art-loves and see how many fun projects you can come up with!!

my inspiration for this project came from my love of paper arts, stamping, stamp carving, lettering, watercolor pencils, and stitching.  


45 comments:

Chel said...

*love* this!!

Julie Bagamary said...

This is so cute and practical too.

debi said...

Such a clever and useful idea!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Lori! You come up with just the best ideas! I've never seen anything like this...I like how your used a bit of all your loves, stamp carving, lettering and stitching, plus that adorable imagination of yours, to come up with such a cute project! You are sooo talented dear girl! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! xoxo Paulette :)

Dolores said...

What a great idea. I love it. You always come up with lovely, unique things.

linda said...

Fabulous project idea...I love the stitch-tionary word...hehe... cute!

Createology said...

This is not only clever but also very smart. It shall serve as a memory in years to come. Happy week to you my dear...

Marie aka Grams said...

Wow, Lori, that resting period was only an incubation time to hatch new ideas into your noggin'. That is a wonderfully creative project...love it.

LuckyDog said...

OMG -- I *love* these!!!
Cute cute cute!!

BALLET NEWS said...

This is exceptional. What else is there to be said ? Another masterpiece !

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Great little tag book you created here...

sarah said...

these are amazing! i have been looking for an idea... i will borrow this, if i may, star and i will make some for her 100 high frequency words! yay for 1st grade art projects...! ...blessing...s...

PaperPumpkin said...

Pretty, clever, and so amazingly YOU and creative, lori! You are so full of surprises and love! ♥♥♥ This is fabulous!

julie king said...

you never cease to amaze me. looooeeee this so much!!

Ludid said...

what a creative project that you can always refer to. love the embroidery.

Cathy Bueti said...

These are great! Love them! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

OOOO fab idea, great carved image :)

Butterfly Works said...

What a great idea...You could use this concept for so many different loves....You are an inspiration....

Dawn said...

wow lori, you are TRULY amazing! You have so much inspiration and talent, it is flowing out of your ears! May I please take the excess??

THanks :D

Jancalligrapher said...

Ooooh, love this little idea of your stitches! So colorful and pretty.

Martha Lever said...

This is adorable, Lori! !! oxox

ale balanzario said...

Love this post, so interesting and cute, and great idea, thanks.

Pat said...

Brilliant!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Oh Lori, may we get to see the different stitch samples somehow? So cute! (I mean you)

Christine E-E said...

this is so adorable... & do-able! thank you for sharing your "stitch-onary"...

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your creativity is endless! What a fantastic idea and the way you executed your cards is so charming.

crystal said...

Oh Lori!
"Cute as a bugs ear" is simply not an adequate description for this little bit of joyful gorgeousness! :-)

I just LOVE it!

Your incredible imagination is the real treasure, though! xoxo

Mary said...

Hi Lori, I am finding it difficult these days keeping up with my blogging friends, but you are especially one I don't want to miss.

There is so much creativity in you, I love seeing what you come up with.

These are wonderful!!

Grace!

blueberries in the fields said...

lovely lovely little tags, Lori. but then, all you do is so adorable. your imagination will inspire many of us fan of you ^_^

Martina said...

Such a great idea! All your things come out so perfect - very neat!

aimee said...

STITCHIONARY! I love it!!

wv said...

instead of a tattoo or two
i'll just get embroidered.

cathyb said...

love this of course!

Claire M said...

You are an amazing source of ideas, energy and enthusiasm!! I love checking out what you're doing! Totally amazing and a treat to follow!

Jeff said...

L.V. in da hizzle! The well just doesn't run dry.

jojo said...

FAB-You-LOUS!

Kerri said...

that is so cute. you could sell that!!!

Ophelia said...

completely amazing! You simply rock!!!

Lancerika said...

How do you come up with
these *adorable* ideas?
really FuN!
wishing you colourful days:)

Juliette Crane said...

oh my gosh! i love your projects! this is just so amazing to me! i definitely want to try that stamp! thank you so much for sharing your process!

xo, juliette

Patty S said...

BEAUTIFUL lori!!!!! your creativity amazes me!

Eden said...

That is just darn NEAT!! I think it's so cool how you were able to pull in your lovely lettering with the stitches!! Very multi-talented you are!!

Dymphie said...

you always come with the most lovely projects. This is so adorable (and handy). Love the stamp you carved!

Jane Farr said...

Love it Lori!! Perfect Elvie Studio inspiration!! (((Big Hugs)))

Pinkllilac said...

Wow just love this Lori.
Hugs Linda

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