Friday, 26 October 2012

Soul of the Rose Cushion by Paula Tidman

I was thrilled to see that That's Crafty! is now stocking Oxford Impression stamps. They are fabulous quality and the photo stamps are so detailed and stamp beautifully. The Soul of the Rose has to be one of my favourite stamp sets.  
As an avid collector of fabrics, I have found that some stores will often let you have fabric sample books for free when they are no longer required. The fabric used to make this cushion was out of one of these free sample books.
I cut two squares of fabric 30 x 30cm and set aside. I stamped the gorgeous image from the Soul of the Rose onto TAP using Archival ink and then carefully coloured with some pale marker pens - Distress Markers will work also. If using ProMarkers or alcohol based pens, you need to use Memento ink instead. Watercolours work well too but you have to be careful not to damage the coating of the TAP.
I then ironed onto a small piece of cotton canvas (any white or cream cotton fabric works well). I then stamped Catslife Press Amour Defintion onto a small scrap of linen. Both pieces of fabric were then sewn onto the front of one of the fabric squares. Then I placed the fabric squares right sides together and stitched around all four sides leaving a four inch gap to turn the cushion the right side out. I stuffed the cushion then hand stitched the four inch gap.


  1. Totally agree with you about this stamp - I've tried to get it and have failed. A beautiful cushion.
    Off to see if this one is in stock.

  2. A beautifully delicate cushion Paula. I love the fresh colours and gorgeous image.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Just beautiful Paula and those stamps look amazing!

  4. your colouring makes the image look gorgeous Paula ( colouring makes it sound like you are 6 lol) This is very pretty. x

  5. Fantastic work Paula, love it! Elaine

  6. What a lovely cushion, Paula. Looks like TAP works so much better than stamping straight onto the fabric, especially with photo stamps which can be difficult to stamp at the best of times.

  7. Have just left a comment on your own blog about this beauty of a cushion, Not heard of TAP so clicked on the link and can see it is another product I 'need'. Does it work better that stamping direct on fabric?
    Ann B


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