Thursday, April 30, 2020

Guest Designer - Alison Bomber

Please welcome our Guest Designer for the Sew Sweet challenge.  Ailson Bomber (a.k.a. Butterfly) from Words and Pictures was the top pick from the Little Things challenge.

Hello all. I’m delighted to be here as a guest today on one of my all-time favourite challenge blogs.

In my "day job", I work as a Text and Voice Coach in the theatre, and I've been a fairly obsessive crafter since 2012. I love mixing this newer visual creative playground with my lifelong love of words, hence the name of my blog, Words and Pictures. I love mixed media work, with lots of layers and techniques, but sometimes some simple inking and stamping is enough to make me happy.

For the Sew Sweet challenge here at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog I've created a tag in vintage style, with a lovely PaperArtsy dress form hovering in the mixed media background amongst the embossing powders, paint, inks and oxides. The needle threader is also a PaperArtsy stamp, embossed and fussy cut, and with some real cotton actually threaded through it. Do come and see the rest of the sewing ephemera and embellishments over at my blog.

I have to confess that this theme was a challenge for me. I'll happily turn my hand to almost any handicraft before sewing. Give me mixed media or ceramics, woodwork and metalwork. Sewing machines break when I sit down at them. But I do love the look of stitching on a papercraft project, so the words on the tag reflect my determination never to give up... even with sewing!

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Once you have checked out the details of Alison's tag, come on back and share your sewing-themed creation with us. The challenge can be found HERE and is open through 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 12th.


  1. What a great project for Cec's Sew Sweet challenge theme, Alison! I love the ghostly dress form and how you've incorporated sewing without even breaking a sewing machine! Ha! Ha! I totally get that! Thank you sew much for being our special Guest Designer!

  2. AWESOME creation! This would be perfect for my seamstress sister!

  3. Thanks Alison for joining us as our guest designer this time! I love your sewing tag and I totally share your sentiments re sewing! I hate to sew and I even know how, used to make a lot of my own clothes. Thankfully I don't have to do that anymore.

  4. Alison this is beautiful and you couldn't tell you struggled with this gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us as a guest designer!

  5. Wow Alison, this tag is just gorgeous!! I love the theme, my Mum would have love this one. She used to sew a lot when I was little. I miss her. Thanks for the great piece of art!

  6. So thrilled that you're guesting here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Off to see more of your gorgeous tag on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing it with us xx