Friday, February 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge (Feb. 29th)

This week the Blogger's Challenge was to use the Sympathy card on pg. 44 of the Spring/Summer 08 Collection as our sketch. Well, I need a birthday card for my niece and I just put together my Janome Sew Mini (which I've had for months), so I wanted to sew on the card. This is the end result. It is hard to tell, but I actually colored the flower with Apricot Appeal first and then highlighted areas with Regal Rose. The stem and leaves were colored in Certainly Celery first and then highlighted with Mellow Moss. I then spritzed the stamp first and the stamped it on the Watercolor paper.

I'm not big on the Dotted background piece, but I had already glued it down, so I went with it. My sewing was not straight whatsoever, so I then went back and purposely made a 'wave' line over top. I thought it looked better this way.

Supplies:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, It's Your Birthday, Dotted BG
CS: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Watercolor Paper
Other: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip - Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Thread (stitching), Mini Mister

Be sure to click on the Blogger's Challenge link to the right to get to the blogs of the other challenge players!!

21 comments:

Stefanie said...

Great card Karen! I love the wavy sewing lines. It looks intentional for sure!

Barb Hardeman said...

Karen, you did a wonderful job on this card. I just love those sewing lines, they're just right with this image.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wonderful card Karen. Sewing on cards is always one of my favorite looks, and I love yours! Fabulous job!

dot said...

Very pretty card. I really like it!

Lori said...

Great job with the sketch, Karen! I like the stitching and the ribbon around the main image.

Connie said...

Super card! Heartfelt Thanks is always a staple for me... I haven't pulled my Janone out of the box yet...need to do that soon!

Ida said...

Nicely done. I too love the Heartfelt Thanks set & love your sewing on this card.

Lisa Bohler said...

The stitching on this card is so AWESOME! Wonderful!

Amber Porter said...

The stitching is great! Love your card!!

Beckie said...

I love how you did the stitching. It looks great!

Claudia said...

I love your colors together and think you did a wonderful job on the sewing! Makes me want to pull out my machine again :-)

Lila H said...

Your color combo is awesome!!! and look at that sewing!!! great work!

Anonymous said...

Your card is very Pretty Karen!! I love the colours and the stitching around the main image!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I don't use this set enough!

Regina Cornelius said...

very pretty! i need to ink up my heartfelt flowers! :)
regina

tonistamps said...

I love it Karen! Great colors.

Barbara said...

Another entry with Heartfelt Thanks....almost used it myself. Lovely card with a lovely set. The stitching is great....one day maybe I'll sew on my cards, too! Until then, I'll just enjoy all those sewn cards out there in Blogland!

MJ said...

WOW! I love this. The colors, the ribbon and THE STITCHING. The card is awesome.

croppin carla said...

Very very cute....now are you totally hooked on sewing on paper? I love doing it!

Catherine said...

love the stitching =)

Carolyn King said...

ohhh....that's gorgeous. Love the whimsical stiching..it really adds a lot!