' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Last Days of Summer

Sunday 9 September 2012

Last Days of Summer

I have been meaning to make a cover for my new phone, so when the Crafty Individuals challenge came along, I decided to see if I could fit my project with the theme.
And the stamps I chose tell the story of the last days of holidays for young girls (CI-284) about to return to their school with its ancient door (CI-249) !

I only used scraps to make the cover (my attempt at up-cycling), the material on the outside cover started as white and I used silk paint to color it and craft inks to stamps with (Versacraft), in a bid to make it washable. I then backed the stamped material with a scrap of an old ironing board cover, then machine stitched on the reverse. Not being the best at sewing, the stitching is not entirely straight but the cover offers a snug fit to my phone and does a good enough job of protecting it.

I have refrained from sewing on or attaching anything to the cover because I realised that in my handbag these things would just get snagged !

Not all the inks did well on that surface and overall the impression looks a bit faded (I got the best impressions  with the wetter pads).

All stamps, except for the flourish stamped in pink, are Crafty Individuals.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Love the stamping on the fabric :) and so useful too
    Von ♥

  2. Nice idea - great story, and love the door too! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean

  3. Hi
    A brilliant idea to create this cover. Fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge.

  4. Et bien j'aime beaucoup, une préférence peut-être pour le second.. Bravo, c'est une chouette idée en plus !! Bon week-end, bises

  5. A great idea and lovely images for your story.
    So glad you joined us at CI challenge.
    Hope your day has been a creative one.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. so glad you joined us at CI with your lovely stamped bags