1/22/2010

Owlfriends Shirt for Valentine`s day

Happy Friday! Today I would like to share a shirt I stamped for my little girl. Made this last week and waited for the light to be better - but the weatherforcast predicted that the fog will stay a while so I had to try with this light. I have some more stuff to share but I wanted to wait for some sunshine... Staying optimistic that it will come back one day! This year we had 30 (!!!) minutes of sunshine already. Anyone out there who wants to send some? Anyway, here is the shirt:


Owl is a new word my daughter learned and she loves this couple from Hero Arts, so I made her this for Valentine`s day. A close-up:


I colored everything with copics (very carefully) after stamping with pigment ink. I hope it`ll last after washing it, but I remember that I read something about stamping with pigment ink on fabric! Coloring on it is difficult though. I had to cover some "bleeding" hearts over their heads, so my felt hearts were added :) If this works (washing it) I`ll start doing this more often! There are so many adorable stamps that should be proudly presented on clothing. And I had to try this because my brother`s girlfriend wants to stamp some Babyclothes for her pregnant friend with me. Enough of chatting - it`s rare naptime and I have to create something :) Top Secret. Just kidding. No.

Have a fab day!

Hugs,
Vanessa

32 comments:

Laurel said...

So cute! Please let us know how it works (ie the ink and the copics in the wash)

Lin said...

Oh Vanessa, this is precious! Your little girl will adore it! Please keep us updated after you wash it. Perhaps there is something you can spray on it to protect the colors?

Dotty Jo said...

Oh Vanessa, you never fail to delight - this is wonderful! Don't those little owls looks great on fabric? Top secret stamping? Pleeeease tell me more!!!! Jo x

Ann said...

Oh my, Vanessa, this is SO cute! I just bought this stamp last night--love it to pieces!

Happy weekend! :D

Nadine said...

Vanessa I love coming on your blog to see what you created next! This is fabulous! And you're right there are so many adorable stamps that should be on clothing! Hope it stays put after the washing, let us know!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is adorable Vanessa!! I am curious to hear how it holds up! I am sure you daughter looks so cute it in!

If we had some sunshine today.... I would send you some! Cloudy, dark, and cold!

Chris said...

Oh, how cute is this. Your daughter will look fabulous in it.

Have you tried heat setting the ink with your iron and a piece of clean scrap paper?

Tiffany said...

That is so sweet, and you were able to capture the color on the owls so well, even on fabric - wow! I haven't ever tried stamping on clothing/t-shirts, afraid I'll always mess it up - but you did a wonderful stamping job here, I Love it!!

Jacqueline said...

A very cute project Vanessa, sweeter than sweet!

CinnamonSally said...

Oh Vanessa this is so cute, I hope it washes OK, please let us know as this idea has endless possiblities. I am sure your daughter will look really cute in it.

donna mikasa said...

How sweeeeeet! Maybe you should look into fabric friendly ink or try tossing this in your dryer on low to heat set. It's worth a try....Love it! Your daughter will, too!

Sue McRae said...

So cute Vanessa!

pia overgaard said...

So very cool, Vanessa! I just got some VersaCraft inks for fabric stamping for my webshop. You stamp and then heat set it with a heatgun - so Donna's proposal is quite relevant :-)

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh ... I hope you have a sun lamp!!!! only 30 minutes...that is unebeliable Vanessa!! I'll send some your way mabye tomorow if it comes out here!
Love this shirt and I predict another win for you! Hugs,Kathy
Any stamps yet?? Let me know when they come :) None here :)

Tonya and Erik said...

SOOOOO cute!! I'm sure you daughter will love it!

Laura.K said...

Wow. It's so sweet.

Aimes said...

OMG this is adorable!!! I really hope it lasts after washing!
Promise to let us know how it goes because I'd love to try this myself sometime ;D
Have a fab weekend! Can't send you any sun because it's just rained all day here :o(
x

AnitaRex said...

Hey! Only 30 minutes of sunlight so far? Is it usually like that this time of year? I feel for you! Where I live it's cold during winter (not so much right now) but very sunny! Love this shirt! So soo cute! I really hope it stays on! Oh BTW do you remember your candle, you really should share how you did it sooo fabulouslly!

Nancy said...

Oh, Vanessa this is just the cutest idea. I have to try stamping on fabric one of these days. I hope you get some sunshine soon, and I'm with you, "NEVER, wake a sleeping baby!":)
XOXO, Nancy

Sanne said...

what a unique shirt you made for your DD Vanessa - think her little friends will want you to make one for them too!

Alice Wertz said...

awwww......... this is just the sweetest EVER!!!! so so creative, Vanessa and your coloring is amazing!! i LOVE IT!!

Dawn said...

Just the cutest... I have always wondered about stamping on t-shirts. let us know if it stands up to washing. I'll send some summer sun over to you Vanessa,... ( not that there is a lot here today... a bit cloudy, but warm and humid)
Hugs
Dawn

Lucy Abrams said...

GORGEOUS T-shirt - your daughter will be so happy. :) I wish I could send you some sun... it's foggy and drizzle here too. Horrid. Fingers crossed for tomorrow for us both :)

shawnte said...

This is adorable.

Leni den Oudsten said...

This is soooo sweet!

Yvette K said...

This is adorable Vanessa!! I am curious to hear how it holds up!
Sorry but it has been raining all day, so no sunshine to send to you.

Nancy said...

Vanessa, you are amazing and so is this adorable shirt...oh I wish I had half of your creativity!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW der Wahnsinn, ich liebe diese Eulen, Deine Tochter wird sich riesig gefreut haben.

Liebe Vanessa, ich wünsche Dir einen wunderschönen Sonntag und sende Dir liebe Grüße aus einem verschneiten Königstein

Suzanne C said...

This is just the cutest little t-shirt ever! Hope it holds in the laundry.

dustypenny said...

Super cute shirt, Vanessa! I accidentally got green Copic on my PJ top last weekend and unfortunately for me it *did not* wash out. But maybe that means your adorable shirt will be ok when you wash it!

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh this is super sweet and adorable, Vanessa!! I got to give this a try!! :)

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