When I saw that the prompt for the current challenge on the City Crafter blog is "Geek Chic," I knew right away that I wanted to make something with my robot stamp. It's one of my favorite, most-used stamps. Since I use it so often, I decided to come up with a fresh approach this time. I took my inspiration from the "chic" part of the challenge title. For me, the word "chic" conjures up images of femininity and haute couture. So, I decided to give my robot stamp a ladylike look.
I started by stamping the robot lightly in grey ink. Next I sewed along the main outlines with dark grey thread and went over the smaller details with a fine-tipped black pen. Then I sewed a little hair bow and a tutu for the robot. I also added pretty pink Liquid Pearls accents for that extra feminine touch. Does Ms. Robot look chic? :)
The decorative swirls around the edges of the robot image are from a Unity stamp. I stamped them with black ink, and after it dried I added dabs of pink glitter.
To play up the haute couture theme, I added sewing notions like straight pins, sequins, and a chipboard spool and buttons. I also tied some lush pink tulle through the hole of the tag.
I finished the project by adding lots of layers to the tag. This project was a little different from what I usually do, but it was so fun. Moreover, it fits my personality really well, since I like both sci-fi and fashion. I definitely enjoyed the technique of embroidering over a stamped image, and it's something I'd like to do again in the future.
|ETA: Well, what do you know, I won the City Crafter "Geek Chic" challenge with this tag! I am very excited and honored.|
Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my tag. Take care & have a good week!