Sunday, April 6, 2014

My Other Creations: Cupcake Collage

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Journey."  What does a fabric collage with a cupcake have to do with journeys?  Well, cupcakes do make a delightful road trip snack, but I was actually thinking more metaphorically on this one!  This piece represents how I went from a junior high sewing class failure to someone who's not afraid to mess around with fabric.



I still can't follow a fabric pattern to save my life (they seem so...reminiscent of math and math and I don't mesh).  And because of my junior high sewing debacles, I thought that fabric was my enemy for years and years.  But I've since learned that anyone can add fabric to projects without having to be a professional seamstress.  I love the variety of fabric out there and it's opened up a whole new world for me.  It's like patterned paper, but more flexible and textural.  The possibilities are endless!



So don't be afraid to add some fabric to your work even if you don't do any sewing.  You might be surprised at how addicting fabric can be!  

I used all sorts of fun little products on this collage, many of which can be found at Simon Says Stamp:




I can't wait to see what you create for our "Journey" theme!  It can be literal or metaphorical.  Just be sure to upload your masterpiece to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for a chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp Store!

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15 comments:

  1. What a great inspiration because I love fabrics and hardly think to use them. I love how you mix the fabrics into all different types of art. Beautiful canvas and love the creative journey you have shared in your beautiful project.

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  2. What a beautiful project, Andrea. Love the story behind it! You're so right! I need to use fabric more often! Hugs, Sandra

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  3. Thanks for sharing a bit of your fabric journey, Andrea! I'm glad you got to loving them because you create such lovely art with fabric :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. a very interesting blend and mix of colour...and the added fabric gives it a soft and unique feel to it.

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  5. So very pretty Andrea! I love how you combine paper and fabric! Gorgeous color palette too!

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  6. Lovely project Andrea, it is so much you. Love the strips of fabric and the happy colours. Great interpretation of the challenge!

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  7. This is just so pretty Andrea and I love all the textures and layers that you've used in this piece. It's a gorgeous piece of art and I adore all those soft beautiful colour tones... Have a great week!

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  8. Andrea...oh my gosh...you've done it again! I SO LOVE your fabric work!!! It just calls my name and keeps saying, "come here....have a play!!" Everything you do is so happy...so unique and so fun! I always love your use of color ... it's very soft and just enough to blend everything together so perfectly. Oh to be able to create these fabric scapes like you do! I'm such a HUGE fan!!! <3 Candy

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  9. That big empty space of marshmellow goodness surrounded by the burnt edges, coupled with the aqua and reds and a sprinkle of in-betweens makes this a very compelling composition. I am really quite drawn to it.

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  10. Andrea you're totally original! The way in which you use fabric is incredible! All in this your project is wonderful, colors , layers , design! ! BArbarayaya

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  11. How fun and your chioce of fabric to show your interpatation of "Journey". Great inspiration, thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is such a sweet creation, Andrea. I always love how you combine different materials. The distressed effect on this piece is fantastic. :)

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  13. This is absolutely fabulous Andrea, I love how you have combined the paper with the fabric pieces, so very clever and I love that cupcake vocal point, brilliant, it really draws you in!!

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  14. I just love your take on this challenge! I am always in awe of how you work with fabric and it is very encouraging to know that you, like me, have trouble with patterns and the math and such! Perhaps there is a hidden fabric artist somewhere in me, after all... Thanks for such encouraging inspiration!

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