Thursday, 28 August 2014

Project 172: A stitch in time at MAWTT




This week at Moving Along with the Times Hazel has set us a fun challenge with "a stitch in time theme." I decided to use both fake and real stitching for the challenge to make this cheerful and summery card.

The whole card came together around the stitched banner greeting, as this is the element with the real stitching:



I then found images, papers and details to suport this. Not my usual way of working but it was a bit of fun!

The backing paper is from Michaels, part of the last craft kit exchange that Claire and I did when I saw her for all of 5 minutes in Chicago in June. I love gingham and tartan and pastel so this was a great summery choice.

The image is part of a new home Fiskars set and this is the first time I've used it - I love how Fiskars stamps come out, they are a joy to work with. I colored it with ProMarkers and then die cut the circle. I managed to find a button in the same pastel yellow - score!

Finally I added a layer of pink and some sparkly ricrac ribbon that I've struggled to use but somehow it works pretty easily here, tying into the sewing elements.

I really enjoyed the stitch challenge and can't wait to see what you all do with Hazel's theme.


6 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous Jessie… such a lovely image and I really like the pretty paper and stitching… love the fab sentiment too! :-)
    Hope you have a great day!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

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  2. Ohhh this is super, what a great card, Love that you did both real and faux stitching!! Love Hazelxx

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  3. Beautiful card Jessie! I love all of the stitching and your sparkly ric-rac!
    Tammy x

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  4. Lovely image, lovely colours, lovely card. Perfect. Hazel L. x

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  5. Loving your stitched sentiment Jessie, lovely finishing touch
    Hugs
    Carole xXx

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  6. Ha ha it was 5 minutes wasn't it. Great card, love the two kinds of stitching.Nice use of ric rac too. Glad you liked the purple butterflies...Cx

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