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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A Stitch in time....


This week's Papertake Weekly Challenge is to create a card using faux or real stitching. I have seen this technique used on loads of cards and really liked it, so decided to get my sewing maching out and give it a go using real stitching.

I've used another of the lovely Elzybells stamps for the main image and coloured it in with Marvy Le Plume pens and then layered it onto some lilac card stock. I stuck everything down before attempting to stitch it, and I have to say it is much easier than I thought it would be. I am quite happy with the result.

The background paper is Pink Petticoat with a Studio G sentiment and a couple of crystals to finish.

13 comments :

Deborah said...

Cute and colourful...

Madge said...

Hi Sue, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I love your card for the stitching challenge, beautifully crafted and great stitching. x

Sue said...

lovely card and cute too:)

sue
xx

cats whiskers said...

How cute and such lovely colouring and paper
Hugs Jacqui x

SammieJay said...

Yay -someone else who went for REAL stitching!!! There seem to have been rather fewer of us than used faux. Good for you! By chance I had just got the sewing machine out to do some mending!
Love,
SammieJay xxx

pickle said...

Adorable.
love all the stitching.
kerry x

My Little Space said...

Lovely card Sue. I see from your profile you live in Solihull......I am in Balsall Common, so not far away from you!

Mandy

Tara said...

I love your card Sue, the stitching is perfect. I don't own a sewing machine and have never used one, but I'm seriously thinking of buying a secondhand one and having a dabble as I love stitched cards. Are you sure it's that easy, lol? xx

Bev said...

Oh wow! Love this card - it's just brilliant

hugs Bev x

Kim said...

Oh I love this. This is one of my fav stamps :) Kimx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Really effective Sue. Love that image and the colouring is great.

NATALIE said...

this is a great use of colours =) nice choice of image aswell it works well xxx

Vicky said...

Fab card. Love these elzybells stamps!
Vicky x