Material Girl

At Try it on Tuesday we have a new challenge theme every two weeks and we would love for you to join us. Today we are launching our Material Girl challenge where you are asked to create all things feminine, maybe using fabrics, lace or like me faux stitching and dressmaking images.

There are some beautiful inspirational creations from my Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday so please pop over and take a look, and you’ll also find a full set of guidelines on how to join in the fun too (grin!).

I started by painting the background with watered down Scattered Straw Distress Ink and once dry stamping it with a set of Urban Arts stamps using black Archival Ink, the stamps included: lace stitched flowers; a dressmaking heart pin; a safety pin; a tape measure; and a tiny flower motif. Next I cut strips of a pretty floral design paper and some button embossed card. I arranged them on the left-hand side of the page using a glue stick and then I edged them with some zig-zag stitched stickers. I used the same floral paper to stamp the tape measures and fussy cut them out. They are stuck over the tape measure images that I stamped on the background. I then added an oval image of a mannequin which was a topper from the same set as the floral paper; the outside oval is stuck down using a glue stick and the central piece using double-sided foam tape. I attached a piece of satin ribbon to the tag which is a sticker and reads “Happy girls are the prettiest”. To finish, I added some yellow pearl gemstones to the flower motifs on the background and to the bow on the mannequin.

We have been having some hot sunny days of late so as T Stands for Tuesday I thought we could cool down by drinking a pineapple frappe or a chocolate milkshake – Happy T Day everyone!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Halle of Halle’s Hobbies and her Words to live by challenge over at Art Journal Journey as being happy is a wonderful way to live although I’m not sure you’ll be the prettiest as a result (grin!).

I’m happy to join the Spots and/or Stripes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with the spots from the embossed buttons and gems and the stripes of design paper and measuring tapes.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
  • Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps (Craft Coollection – Pastels PMA907223)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Create & Craft Paper Craft Topper & Background Paper (Birthday Celebrations)
  • Button Embossed Cardstock (Lavender, Yellow)
  • Sandylion Sticker Designs Kelly Panacci Scrapbook Collection (Stitches & Borders KSCB102)
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Cardstock Stickers (Fresh Verse PD-140)
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Trimcraft (Adhesive Pearls SCDOT056)
  • Pritt Stick
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

37 thoughts on “Material Girl

  1. I love the stitching on your art work and the way you’ve used all the different papers stitched together. very pretty The Pineapple frappe sounds delicious
    Happy T Day
    Jan x

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  2. A lovely feminine page Jo, love the patchwork design – I thought it was actual stitching! Love the little quote tag.
    Your drinks sound delicious – we’ve just had soup at lunchtime – just to warm us up! It’s cold and very, very wet here and I’m wondering if it will ever stay dry for more than 1 day.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Avril xx

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  3. I’ve never heard of zig-zag stitched stickers, Jo. I was marveling at your perfect stitches until I read that, lol. Wonderful page and great layout. Everything is beautifully coordinated – mannequin,button embossed papers, pins and needles.

    Your frosty drinks look very refreshing. It’s going to be another hot day for us here.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  4. Out of frustration, I am at my neighbor’s house across the street using her computer. I told her I would be brief and leave this quick message. I have been without electricity AGAIN, this time for over 18 hours. I can’t ask my foodie friend Sally, because she lives on the same side of my street and her electricity is out, too. I will be by to visit once my electricity has returned, but for now, please be assured, I would be sharing a drink with you right now, if I could. Thanks for understanding.

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  5. Your Materia Girl piece is simply beautiful! The stitching is stickers? Just an amazing creation. This sounds like a great challenge, and I will try to play!

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  6. \its a gorgeous journal page \jo. You added a wonderful selection of feminine pieces and emphera to thr psge The background looks great as well.
    YOUR DRINKD Look very inviting and delicious.
    HAPPY t day wishes.
    ayvonne xx

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  7. Love the dressmaking page Jo. It is all girly and pretty and really nice. And hmmm. Pineapple frappe or chocolate shake? That’s a tough decision. Happy belated t day. Hugs Erika

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  8. A very pretty patchwork page Jo, stitching whether real or faux always warms my heart and I love those embossed button pieces. Thanks for sharing it’s loveliness over at Paperbabe stamps.
    Sorry i’ve been absent again, amongst other things my Mom has been well, just having a cuppa before I head on over to her but thought I would pop over to visit before I leave for the day.
    Our weather has been a mixed bag but sunshine is on the horizon today Yay!! I’m sure it will be shining bright for you too.
    Take good care, Big HUgs Tracey xx
    P.S Just noticed your AVJ badge, what a fabulous addition you will make to the team Jo congratulations. Another lovely place I have missed visiting. Keeping everything crossed creative life is put back in it’s place real soon xx

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  9. I promised I’d return and I finally have. Sorry I’m late visiting. You had me believing you sewed those bits of paper together until I read they were stickers. Originally, I was planning to give you the sewing award of the year (grin)! Regardless this is a true beauty, and also fits beautifully with Halle’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I will gladly have a chocolate milk shake with you. That sounds SO good right now. Thanks for sharing these with us for T this past Tuesday, dear Jo.

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