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Sweet Sleep

Image transfer … never ever tried this before because I have a laser printer and everything I have read about the transfer technique says you need to use an inkjet. This piece started as a play around but guess what the image transfer worked!!!! Not only that but I have been experimenting and using lots of different papers, fabrics, glue mediums and all the results have been amazing. Wahoo one very happy bunny here with another new thingy to muck around with. Still playing with the Frantage such a super cool product plus all the different stitches on my machine.

Don’t you just love it when you find a beautiful border stitch then you end up covering it with loads of embellies … crazy eh, all that work for nothing!!!

The first pic below is the transfer which I did onto a piece of fabric, image is a die cut tag from the Graphic 45 Lé Romantique Collection. After I had exposed the image it was a little light so I dipped my finger into some diamond glaze (as you do), ran it over the image … whoa it just popped off the page like magic. Not only that but it felt like that material which has been coated with plastic. Another plus it became very pliable and no cracking.

Lots of images in the draft stages … just waiting for my little fingers to rub off the paper … yuk this is the only part I don’t like …
hummmm wonder if I can convince hubby that he likes it!!!

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16 Responses to “Sweet Sleep”

  1. Brenda says:

    That looks stunning Shirl, something I’ve never tried – yet !

    I am also loving frantage, it seems to creep into lots of pieces.

    B x

  2. Alie says:

    Oww those crossstitches …great! So many details to admire…gorgeous Shirl!

    greetings, Alie 🙂

  3. Fliss says:

    Shirl this is an absolute stunner! The colours and texture are just gorgeous and love your embellies too. Very elegant and classy.
    Glad the transfer worked as it’s lovely when it does (I recently watched Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals doing this with some of their gorgeous images and her work looked amazing) and I’m sure yours looks even better in the flesh so to speak!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. lauren says:

    oh ♥WOW♥!!! what an amazingly BEEEEAUTIFUL piece! the image transfer is fabulous and then all of the collage elements… the gorgeous stitching… just the whole thing is magnificent! thank you very much for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH! ♥

    (ps had to laugh that you were going to try to sell your husband on the “fun” of rubbing off the paper backing… sounds like me…) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Wowwwwwwwww what a beautiful card with a lot of details.
    Love it very much.

    Greetings Janny

  6. A wonderful card, love all the fabric and the sewing elements. Great piece of art.

  7. Paula says:

    Absolutely stunning Shirl, beautifully crafted, the sleeping cherub is adorable. I’ve never tried image transfer either as I always thought it had to be laser copies and only have a inkjet LOL. Saw a fab tutorial in the craftstamper so itching to have ago now.

  8. Suzanne B says:

    Wonderful Shirley …..love all the elements and fabulous detailing. Will have to give this a go …thanks for sharing! Suzanne xx

  9. Anne Rx says:

    I have never tried this but after seeing yours I think I may have a go, not sure about all the rubbing off either but………….if a job’s worth doing as they say. Your result is fabulous, love the subtle colours and textures you have created. Anne x

  10. NGCARDS says:

    A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  11. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous techniques Shirl. Just live the whole design and colours.
    I know andy skinner does transfer with lazier printers.
    Happy days.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  12. Avril B says:

    Gorgeous – haven’t tried this technique, but after seeing yours I think I might have to have a go!
    Avril xx

  13. Jill says:

    gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  14. Stephanie says:

    This is just gorgeous, Shirl! Thanks for joining Paper and Such for our challenge this week!

  15. carla says:

    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week! Fabulous creation!

  16. Kendra says:

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!!

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