Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Vintage lace & Grunge cuff

Brrrrr still so cold , think I should have a go at a touch of altered art on my trusty hot water bottle or perhaps I could make a patchwork cover for it instead LOL!

 Anyway a little bit of lace and some grunge paper and today for my vintage cuff.  I painted the grunge paper with cream emulsion then stamped the Tim Holtz papillon text stamp in embossing ink and white embossing powder, and then rubbed a little old paper distress ink. 

As the grunge paper is a little thin I glued two layers together before stitching and adding the buttons, pearls and some seed beads.  I used the tim holtz tattered florals die and some felt, lace and a button to make the flower and to finish I used a hitch fastener as a closure.

Pictures are a bit rubbish as the white was difficult to photograph.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and Happy Crafting XX

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Inky Angel said...

Hi Paula, this cuff is really unique. It is beautifully embellished. It would look really nice on a vintage jar or canister.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Katie

Buttons said...

That is beautiful Paula. Love the white embossing on it. Hugs, Jenny x

Paula Whittaker said... the colour and layering.

Samantha Read said...

An altered hot water bottle sounds like a good idea to me, brrr. Love your cuff Paula. Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Netty said...

loving your beautiful cuff and thank you for the info on the hitch fastener for holding it together, because I made one of these yonks ago but couldn't make out how to fasten it. Hugs Annette x

Dorthe said...

WOW, fantastic Paula,
love that you can make a cuff from paper ,-it looks beautiful with the white embossing and the laces and buttons.

Astrid Maclean said...

I love these vintage style cuffs, (I first saw them on Pinterest), and yours is an absolute stunner, - so beautifully made!!!

Terry said...

I get so tired of taking pictures and so many times the colors are just off. Or I get the color and the images are blurred! This is a gorgeous cuff! Love the vintage feel! Hope it warms up soon! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous idea and a great project.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, this is just wonderfully feminine Paula.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lucy Edmondson said...

How gorgeous! You must look wonderful with your bags and your cuff,

Lucy x

Von said...

Just so perfect, love it :)
Von ☺

butterfly said...

So beautiful!
Alison x

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Paula, very original. Chris xxx