Jul 17 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge – A Stitch in Time


This was a fun Bloggers’ Challenge!  Our topic was "A Stitch in Time".  Now…I have a Janone Sewing, brand new, still in box, that has been sitting in my craft area for at least a year!  A week or so ago when I saw this upcoming theme…I thought…I’ll get it out and use it finally!  Well…sadly to say, I didn’t want to spend the time filling the bobbin and getting it ready, so I didn’t use it.  I have too many swaps and things I’m doing to get ready for Convention.  So…I went back to my old standard…Faux Stitching!

This set, Peace Within, is still sitting out on my desk!  I just have been loving to color lately.  In fact, I’ve been looking around at my other sets to see what else I could color…not many that have a lot of detail!  Guess I need to go shopping thru my catalog and find some more!

I started with a small square of Shimmer White cardstock and stamped the basket and bird image with Basic Black ink.  I used various Stampin’ Up! Markers to color in the image.  Instead of layering the Old Olive and new In Color, Rich Razzleberry, right behind the image, I decided to offset the layers for a little interest.  The pattern paper is from Cottage Wall Designer Paper package and from where I drew my color inspiration.  I layered it on Rich Razzleberry.  All those elements were added to Kraft cardstock where I pierced a zig zag row of holes down the left hand side.  I connected the holes with "thread" by drawing a line between the holes with my Rich Razzleberry marker.  (I’m SO happy Stampin’ Up! came out with matching In Color markers!!!)  I added a band of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon next to the faux stitching.  Then I stamped a message from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it with the Modern Tag Punch and added one of the flowers from the Trio Flower Punch with two Old Olive mini brads.  Finally, all of it was added to the base of the card in Rich Razzleberry!  I LOVE it! 

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19 People have left comments on this post

Jul 17, 2009 - 09:07:25
Lisa said:

Very pretty card, Connie! I really like it! Your watercoloring is wonderful!

Jul 17, 2009 - 09:07:26
Shona Watson said:

Very nice! I love the way you did the layering. The colors are very nice also and LOVE the faux stitching!

Jul 17, 2009 - 09:07:34

Great Faux Stitching – looks real!

Jul 17, 2009 - 10:07:42

It’s lovely, Connie. Your coloring looks great!

Jul 17, 2009 - 10:07:39

This card is delightful, Connie. Your Faux stitching adds a touch of elegance to the beautifully watercolored image and the interesting layout. A wonderful card indeed…

Jul 17, 2009 - 10:07:32
Ceal said:

pretty, great coloring TFS

Jul 17, 2009 - 11:07:07

Connie, this is SO pretty!! Love the large zig zag on it; great stitching!

Jul 17, 2009 - 11:07:34
Tory B said:

Great card, Connie! I love all of it but especially the way you did the layering.

Jul 17, 2009 - 12:07:37
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty! Love the zig zag stitch!

Jul 17, 2009 - 12:07:13
kim howard said:

Beautiful set, and love the faux stitching, it looks fantastic!

Jul 17, 2009 - 01:07:51
Ida said:

What a pretty card. Your faux stitching looks great. I love how you layered your papers with your focal image. You’ve colored it beautifully.

Jul 17, 2009 - 01:07:03

Very pretty! Your faux stitching looks great. Love the colors too!

Jul 17, 2009 - 01:07:30
Kerry D-C said:

oooooh! aaaaaaaaaaah!! this is pulchritudinous!!!

Jul 17, 2009 - 04:07:33
Lisa B. said:

The colors that you chose are warm, rich and elegant. Lovely faux stitching and fantastic layout!

Jul 17, 2009 - 04:07:19
Pat Huntoon said:

Shoot, that faux stitching was so good, I thought it was real! I am seriously impressed!

Jul 17, 2009 - 09:07:37

What a beautiful card Connie! That is such a pretty image! Your zig-zag stitch looks fabulous here! Well done! 😀

Jul 18, 2009 - 10:07:57

Very nice card! The stitching is a great element!

Jul 18, 2009 - 11:07:27

Connie this is so cute! My pastor would LOVE this!! She has 3 cats, and her initials are MEW. Very nice card!!!!

Jul 22, 2009 - 10:07:33
Tiffany said:

What a cute card!! I love the sewing and the different pieces of cardstock behind the main image!! Too fun!!