Friday, January 28, 2011

So, Let's Sew...

The last few weeks I have been playing along with the City Crafter Challenge Blog. This week was a fun challenge. We were to sew on our creations. Way back when, I used to sew almost everything I wore...gave that up when the bathing suit stitching cut lose...but that is a different story...I also used to do a great deal of cross stitching. This challenge was right up my alley.



I wanted to do a little something other than sewing around my mats so I actually included sewing in 3 spots on the card...Straight stitching as the upper corner embellishment, cross stitches on the sentiment mat and if you look closely, embroidery on the focal point image. First I stamped the stem of the little flower and then back stitched it and used a satin stitch for the leaf.

This actually turned out to be a far more complex card that I intended. The focal point image was sponged with Sky ink. The grass was stamped along the bottom. The bunny was rock and roll stamped and cut out as was a second layer of grass. I did the second layer of grass so that it appeared as if he was sitting in the grass. If you look closely, I even added Liquid Applique to make a "cotton tail." The flower he is smelling was stamped and cut out twice. The edges were sponged and curled upward for a 3D effect. I did a little masking for the sentiment. The image actually says "hope." But I wanted my bunny to hop! :o)

I love playing along with the City Crafter Challenges...they really inspire me. For Now, Happy Crafting!

3 comments:

Ros said...

This is 'sew' clever and pretty ... love what you did here and so glad you joined us this week at CCCB

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, love all the stitched work, brilliant idea! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

Your card is adorable. Love the stitching. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!