Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MFTeaser--the last day! Lovin From the Oven (gift idea & tut)

Today's the last day of MFTeasers!

MFTeaser Lovin from the oven mel stampz

This tea towel giftie project uses the two new My Favorite Things sets: Lovin’ from the Oven, Clearly Sentimental about Food. And an oldie "Magic Pattern" technique.

This is for my aunt Kat (who's more like a best friend than an aunt.)
She's a "Domestic Goddess" who loves colour (especially yellow!)

  • Stamp Sets MFT Lovin from the oven & Clearly Sentimental About Food (available Feb 3rd at MFT)
  • Perfect Paper Panels, Black Archival ink, Versamark, clear embossing powder, heat gun
  • Water-based CTMH markers, Copic markers
  • Sakura glitter pen (stardust) Diamond Glaze, Tombow Monomulti
  • Turquoise Cardstock
  • Paper piercer, needle, blue-green thread & seed beads
  • Silver thread & pearly seed bead
Sorry about the yellow pics (my camera was set to the wrong
white balance setting.) They're vintage, that's it...yeah!
ETA: all fixed up, now. :o)

Step 1) Stamp the MFT Lovin from the Oven image in fairly smudge proof ink. I like to emboss in clear to ensure no smudging...

Step 2) Emboss a pattern over top of it in clear.

Step 3) Add colouring details (I wanted some stripes in a darker yellow/orange)

Step 4) Fill in the rest of your colours. I used water-based markers from CTMH, to get a resist effect (the embossed pattern resists) and then Copic markers on the areas I wanted more solid (like her skin & the spoon and the shading of the bowl and here & there) :O)

Step 5) Stitch on a necklace & bracelet (using silver thread & a pearly seed bead)

Step 6) Pierce around the frame part of the image.

Step 7) Sew on greeny blue seed bead border.

Step 8) Pierce & add knots of yellow embroidery thread to embellish her apron.

Step 9) Stamp the measuring cup from Lovin in the oven, draw some wee numbers on it, cover it in Sakura glitter pen & Crystal Lacquer.

Step 10) Cut away most of the original tag on a bundle of tea-towels...

and Step 11) attach the tag
(by sandwiching it & a matching piece of cardstock
to hide the original product tag):

and don't forget
You can see all of today's terrific teasers on
Kim's blog (at 11:00AM EST) :o)

Thank You for stopping by!


Juls said...

wow gorgeous!! and such a great gift idea! Hugs Juls

Barbara said...

Another awesome project, Mel!! Just AWESOME!

Barb said...

Great tutorial! LOVE how the image turned out... and all of those bitty beads and knots... fantastic!

Julie Dinn said...

Gorgeous! Only you could make a dish towel look amazing! lol

Elaine A said...

Mel -

I love that when you create something, you go whole hog! You pay attention to every detail. I just love the art pieces you come up with. And I'm so happy that you choose to share them with us. This is one wonderful gift!

Elaine Allen

Holly said...

wow Mel! I love the little necklace you gave her and all of the french knots on her apron. All of the embossed patterning is so cool too! Thanks for being such a treasure trove of inspiration.

Michele Boyer said...

Very, VERY cool! You are AMAZING! It's SUCH a treat to visit your blog!! :)

Joanne B. said...

Would you be offended if I gave you a big old SHUT UP?? LOL! This is fabulous! I love the magic pattern idea, what a brilliant way to add texture. Love love love it. What a lucky aunt you have to get such a pretty gift. And so smart to alter over the existing tag versus trying to attach a new one. You clever thing.....

Kim Etherington said...

Kat will love those yellow tea towels. Love how you stamped the bg image over it and did the colouring of the pattern. Gives it some great details.

Melody said...

Anther great project. Love the tutorial!

Happy Days said...

Can I be your Aunt?

A fantastic make, I'm certain your aunt will be thrilled.x

StampOwl said...

another awesome project Mel

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW this is gorgeous! You are such an inspiration :)
Hugs Kel

Mryia said...

The details are just amazing! Wowsers!

Cindy Haffner said...

Good Lord girl everything you do is AMAZING!!!

Steph Zerbe said...

your technique with the embossed image then coloring in the different parts is brilliant!! You are such a pro! And the beads... are you kidding me? How can you give these works of art away?? Maybe you hoard like me. LOL.
LOVE your creativity!

Margaret, said...

Beautiful and a lovely tutorial

Ree Donnelly said...

awesome, Mel...great gift idea, and amazing technique on the tag!

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).