Saturday, July 1, 2017

Canvas Corp Mini Sewing Themed Album

A group of designers from the Canvas Corp Design Team made mini albums.  The approximate dimensions were 5.5 inches by 2.75 inches - about the size of an I Phone.

If you wish to see the other albums that were made - click on this link.

Canvas Corp has a wonderful line of sewing themed papers in their 7 Gypsies Line.  It is called Gypsy Seamstress and you can find it at this link.

I sewed in a former life so I also have many sewing themed stamps from many different companies.  Some of the stamps may even be considered vintage.

This is the cover.  I adhered two pieces of canvas together with iron on adhesive and stitched around the outside edge.  All the edges are frayed.  The focal point of the cover is the scissors from the new Architextures line.  Everything in this new line can be found at this link.  I fussy out different elements from the sewing paper.  There is also a big pile of thread which was pulled off the canvas pieces.  A wooden button is the closure for the little journal.

The journal has two signatures in it.  Each signature has 4 normal size pages and two small pages.  They are sewn into the journal.

This is the first page when you open the journal.  It is a combination of fussy cut paper and some burlap strings torn from the burlap squares.

Here is a view of the next two pages.  I used one of my fun sewing stamps on one side.  The other side is some paper and a sentiment from another set of stamps along with some stamped buttons.  Thread from the canvas fabric enhance the page.

This is the next set of pages.  On hte left page I added a small envelope and decorated it with paper and stamping.  I took an old fashioned safety pin and hung a bunch of punched tags on it.  The other page has some stamping and paper on it for decoration

On the next page I stamped a vintage sewing machine, and adhered it to the fold in the page.

More pages with fussy and torn cut paper to decorate it.

This is another spread with more fussy cut paper embellishments and a little stamping.

On this page I stamped a dress form.  Oops it did not stamp very nicely at the top so a piece of paper was added to cover up that mishap.  The other page was decorated with Tattered Angels paint and a fussy cut banner from a paper pad.

This is another page with a small bag and more tags which are hung in the book.  The other page has more fussy cut elements and stamping.

Here is a nice view of one of the half pages in the book.  Paper and stamps decorated the pages.

Here is the middle of the half pages.More fussy cut paper to decorate the pages.

The backside of the half page and another full page with fussy cut images, stamping and some thread from the canvas fabric.

Here is used a scissor stamp, doily and more fussy cut paper.

And we come to the end of the journal.  The lage page just has stamping on it.  This does give you a view of the fabric cover.  You can see where I took a piece of canvas and covered up the jute threads which are the closure.  The jute threads loop around the wood heart on the front to close it.

This was such a fun project to make.  I hope you enjoy this look at the sewing journal.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Conniecrafter said...

So very cool Barb, I totally love the layering of all the goodies on top and the great way you designed the inside pages and that the images go from one page to the other!!