Fabric Collaged Composition Book

Mixed Media Monday's theme this week is "Stitches". I machine-stitched the pieces for the composition book, so I entered the challenge.

Next week's challenge is "time of day". You pick an image or a color scheme that evokes a particular time of day to you and develop a piece around it. Nothing like a good challenge to keep those creative juices flowing!
I finished my first fabric collage and decided along the way to use it to alter one of those 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" Composition notebooks.

Materials used: coffee-stained fabrics and lace, a piece of manchild's well-worn jeans on the front and back, pieces of vintage hook & eye cards nestled between the lace and jean material, 3 vintage buttons sewn on, and an old rusty safety pin holding strips of lace and fabric in the upper corner.

The image of the girl is one of my favorite rubberstamps. I stamped the image, scanned it, changed the color to a blue to match the jean material, printed it out on transfer paper and ironed it onto the blue and white ticking fabric. I wrote "Take Note" with a permanent ink pen on another piece of fabric after sewing it to all of the layers.

That's it for show & tell for today. Too hot to go out, so I've still got the sewing machine out and playing around with fabric. This is FUN!

32 comments:

emptycage said...

Really beautiful, Sherry. I love the beautiful compilation of fabrics, lace etc. Liked the step by step too. You've done it again! Will it be one etsy?

Sherry Goodloe said...

Thank you, and yes, it's in my etsy shop!

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!

Amy said...

beautiful vintage material and texture's..fantastic buttons!! Great artwork

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful fabric art!

LiveArt said...

Wow, love this!! The colours and the gorgeous textures!! Your composition is great and love your work on that fantastic stamp!! A wonderfully well done creation!!

Linda

indybev said...

There's a saying "to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"...and that is certainly what you have done with the ordinary composition notebook. Your work is beautiful, and I enjoyed the description of the process! Thanks.

Anni's Art said...

Oh this collage is so wonderful, love the colors and the fantastic stamp you used.

Diane said...

What a wonderful piece of art this is! Gorgeous! Diane

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece and I love all the detail, thanks for showing

Limar said...

What an awesome piece of art :)

Rosie said...

Sherry, this is gorgeous! I love the image of the girl and I completely see why it's one of your faves! I love recycling denim, so this really gels with me! Lovely work - gonna go see your etsy shop!! =)

Yiyah said...

Sherry- this is beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet words... we are so excited to be married! :) I will be back to visit your blog again for sure, you have some beautiful creations on here! Hope you had a great weekend, and I'll pop in again soon!
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Peace & Love

Shariyah
www.yiyah.etsy.com

Peggy Alborn said...

Repurposing perfection! Adore the little details!

jerseytjej said...

Very pretty! Just adding comp books to my Christmas wish list from the STATES!

vintage wil said...

Ohhh This is gorgeous!!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful composition Sherry - very creative and expressive piece- love the central image!

Sharon said...

Love what you've done. So creative! Sharon

Beth said...

This is a beautiful composition. I can certainly understand why you love the stamp of the girl. It is wonderful.

Stampmaiden said...

So I finally get to see what all this talk about sewing and fabric coffee staining led to and man-on-man I L.O.V.E. IT! This is knock out gorgeous, Sherry! I love that image you used too. Thanks for sharing and that is going to be one special composition book!
Linda

Gaby Bee said...

You never cease to amaze me! This piece is awesome, Sherry! Love the whole composition.

Dianne said...

This is beautiful SL....Just like you {{{{hug}}}}

Taluula said...

Absolutely beautiful

Sam Marshall said...

This is really beautiful!

Charmingdesigns said...

This turned out fabulous

Don Madden said...

Great looking piece, cool stamp.

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

Love your fabric collage a lot! Gives me great inspiration! I am looking ffw to a weekend full of crafting! :-) Cheers, Julie

Janny said...

It's gorgeous!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is absolutely stunning Sherry!! You're so talented. I'm trying to get caught up on your blog here and you never cease to amaze me!!!! Have a great weekend! xOxO deb

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOWEE, what a beautiful creation Sherry! Wonderful!!!

Viola said...

Fabulous artwork, Sherry! So great!! :-)

yvonne van Kersen said...

wow, its absolutly georgeous. I love it. The girl, the "strong and also delicate" fabrics.
great piece.