Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flirtatious ....... its your turn!

Hi Everyone,
Time to continue on with the 'post convention' news (before its old LOL!) and so in saying that time to showcase the Designer Fabric - Flirtatious. All these projects were also featured in a display in Product Playground at convention. 

 I'm just loving all the new Designer collections of fabric that Stampin Up are bringing out even now as we speak, its reinvigorating my sewing roots!

Enter ......Flirtatious 
My Flirtatious Collection 

Bigz Die -Cone Pressie Favour

Butterfly Wreath
I used the Bigz Die- Beautiful Butterflies to make this wreath. Each piece of Flirtatious fabric has been adhered to match cardstock using the Sizzix sticky 12 x 12 sheets and then put that through the big shot using the Beautiful Butterflies die.
And then I have run the fabric- covered butterflies through an embossing folder to give more definition. Having the cardstock on the back of the fabric gives it substance to hold an embossed design.
Below are the two impression folders that I used.

Here are some close ups of that project.

On display at Convention

And this little bag- I have used punched out cardstock shapes as my templates for the stitcher y design.
 Here is the other item I brought to the convention display- My Dilly Bag- featuring the Creative Elements stamp with some hand stitching as well.

While we are showcasing Fabric projects from the Designer Fabric- Flirtatious, in particular the Wisteria Fabric, I'll share with you some projects I made last year when our Annual Catalogue first launched so here's the recap.
Lavender Pillow
Flirtatious Wisteria Collection

Lady Owl

Pin Cushion

and  some in the Pink  (Melon Mambo) selections of Flirtatious Designer Fabric
I've printed a childhood photo on T-Shirt transfer paper- onto fabric. ( I changed the photo to the same 'pink' toning prior to printing it out)

Well I'll finish this 'photo- laden' post with the quilt I made exclusively for the Convention Product Playground at our recent Canberra Stampin Up convention.
Quilt designed by myself (Ruth Clarke)

I cut out the dies onto chipboard and used them as templates for some hand-quilting in the centre of my 9 patches.

the Bodice feature inspired by the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set (my fav) drawn by myself onto the fabric and then hand stitched using stem stitch and backstitch.. The flower shapes have all been sewn around them using  applique stitch all by hand. 

Close up of the floral arrangement using the Fun Flowers and other Bigz Dies with the Big Shot.

On Display at convention

Well I hope this post inspires you to try out some of the Stampin Up Designer fabric real soon and see there is a variety of projects ones can do and some don't even involve a sewing machine like the butterfly wreath!
Until next time......

Enjoy - Ruthy 


  1. Ruth, Your work always amazes me. You take crafting to a whole other level. Those who get to see your designs are truly blessed to have seen such talent. You inspire me and everyone else that gets the opportunity to meet you or see your work. Thanks for sharing the love!

  2. Your creations are amazing! All absolutely stunning. You did so good!


  3. Such a beautiful ensemble! You're so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Gorgeous work Ruthy!!!
    Just adore those butterflys!!Still!!!
    thank you Ruthy!!

  5. Love all your work Ruth, everything looks so beautiful. Such a shame I couldn't make to convention this year to see it in real life. But you've inspired me to be more creative with the fabric, can't wait to get into it. : )

  6. Hi Ruth, I looked for your blog because we in Perth just had our regionals yesterday, and I was so impressed with your quilted creations. Your flirtatious quilt is just divine!! Thank you for loaning them to SU for all of us to see.
    Lee x

  7. Absolutely beautiful creations!! I'm inspired!