Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weekly Smeared Ink DT Project

This have been one week of getting crafty!  Hope you all have been trying to some creativity in your week.

Smeared Ink has resurrected the Design Team Monthly Hop, for the 2014 year, which I am so happy to be a part of.  Click HERE for the first one.  We will be having this DT Monthly Hop the last Monday of each month.  So please check us out and the wonderful projects that we hope will inspire you.

Smeared Ink came out with a new set called Monster Hearts.  I love these hearts and had to play around.  So my Weekly Smeared Ink DT project today features one of these hearts, which I can always carry with me.

Iron On Details

When I saw Monster Hearts, I had to try to make one on a bag.

I printed image out onto Avery (3302) Fabric Transfers.  Now it says that you need an ink jet printer, but since I have never done this...what the hell, lets just try it.  AND it worked!  I have a Canon MG3222 printer, nothing special.

Again, never having tried this, I decided to use Copic's to color in my image.
Once done I used my iron to adhere colored image to the fabric.

I am not the best at figuring out measurements for sewing.  I guess-ta-mate a lot.  I set the cut image and made a reasonable sized rectangle w/ the fabrics.  I did add in the 1/4" seams that would be needed when I did finally sew it all together.  Outside fabric is from stash, and red lining is from Essentials set from Stampin' Up! (retired).

I hand stitched the lines around mouth, two on the right eye, X's around main image, and buttons on left eye with embroidery thread.

I did line inside with the stuff to make the sides a little stronger and the fluffy material also.  So sorry for you who do sew, that I do not know the names of these. 

Yes, there is Crystal Effects on the center of mouth and center of right eye.  Had to try and it did lose a little of the dimension but made those area shiny w/ a cool texture.

Buttons are SU! (retired).
Zipper used was 7".
Bag ended up measuring 6 3/4" x 6 1/2".
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

So glad I tried this and now will have to make more.  Get out of your comfort zone and go try something new this week! 


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  2. Shoni,
    Really marvlous bag! I love that kind of stuff (adding images to fabric-kind-of-stuff.) Like totes, bags etc.. I just love your idea here and the application. (Great job! I miss spelled a word, in the above msg.)

  3. OOOOOOMMMMMGGG!!!! I want one!!!

  4. How kuuuuuuuuellllllllll - I want one too :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxx