Monday, 1 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers do Stitching

A second post from me today - very unusual! Please scroll down to see my earlier post about my new Christmas digi stamps released today.

Our new challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is to use stitching on your card - either real or faux stitching is acceptable.  I have gone for faux stitching on my card - getting the sewing machine out requires major disruption and unfortunately I didn't have time for that! I drew a line of zigzag stitch down the left hand side of my card with a fineliner, then on my next layer of Kars patterned paper I used a paper piercing tool to make holes all around the edge then added 'stitching' with a white sakura pen. I repeated the process down both sides of my mounted image and this time used the fineliner again to create the impression of stitches. My image is from Pollycraft and has been coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I am entering this card for the following:
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Stampavie - Christmas
Pollycraft - It's chill time
Fussy & Fancy - Winter Wonderland
Ellephantastic - Blue


Josephine said...

I would never have known that was faux stitching if you hadn't said - beautifully neat. (I'm always in awe of people who can do things that neatly.)

Gorgeous card. I love the blues - very cool and wintery!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and love your faux stitching. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Melly said...

OMG honey this is amazing!
Cant believe this is faux stitching!
Love it!
Hugs Melly xxx

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card, the colours are lovely and the image is very cute!
Thanks for taking part in this week's Ellephantastic Challenge
Elle DT

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Gorgeous card. Really lovely image & shades of blue. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic challenges hugs x

Jack said...

Stunning card, and your stitching looks really real. xx

Hope Jacare said...

Great image - fab flowers! Cheers Claire x

Lin said...

I agree with Josephine I was fooled with your stitching too. Very well done.

Love your colour choice too, lovely and fresh and so christmassy.

Lin xx

Cor* said...

I could hardly believe this was all FAUX!! You rocked it man! I totally thought it was real! Great creation!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jenni this is totally so beautiful, the colours that stitching and finally the image it is gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Eiglas said...

Cute image Jenni and a very lovely card!

MrsK said...

Totally Gorgeous! I love it!

Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Pad! Hope to see you for the next challenge!


Sal xx

joey said...

Hiya Jenni

fantastic card and great colours, thanks for joining us at pollycraft


Vixykins said...

I would never have guessed they were faux until I read your write up! Its beautiful hunny x

Made by Mandy said...

There is faux stitching and then there is YOUR faux stitching. It is sooo neat it really looks real.

Love the little pixie ears on your image, so cute :)