Stamps Helen used...

  • Carabelle Studio: Collage Nature SA50005; Au Coeur de la Nature by Zorotte SA50011;
    Collage Chevron/Oiseau SMI0076

Other materials...

  • Calico
  • Bondaweb/Wonderweb
  • Distress Re-inkers: Weathered Wood; Spun Sugar; Shabby Shutters
  • Ranger Archival ink pad: Jet Black
  • Cream textured fabric
  • Oatmeal linen fabric
  • Fabric scraps
  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Twigs












1 Drop the Distress Re-inkers onto the craft mat, keeping colours separate.   2 Spritz well with water, moving the inks around a bit.












3 Dip fabric into colours, moving it around on the fabric with your fingers.   Iron fabric between layers of paper. You colour will seep through the top layer.











Here is the dyed fabric and the ironed paper. Apply Bondaweb to both.   6 Stamp your main image onto the fabric in a permanent black.











7 When dry, cut the collage out into sections.   8 Decide which you're going to use and layer onto pink, green and blue dyed panels.










 Stamp extra images onto Bondawebbed/ironed paper, cut out and iron onto panels.    

To finish the project: Layer onto cream textured fabric and add black machine stitching. Add embellishments and neaten up back with oatmeal linen fabric. Tear strips of remaining dyed fabric to make loops at top. Stitch loops onto back with cross stitch. Loop over twigs.

This project was first published in the November 2016 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.