Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sew Bad...Let's Just Call It Whimsical!!


Good Morning! As promised I have the second sheep in the Doodle Pantry "Holiday Sheep" to show you today. This card proved to be quite challenging when I used too many layers of Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock, which became problematic with respect to machine stitching. Now, don't misunderstand...I absolutely love, love, love Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock, especially for the card base...but in this case, layering it led to some wonky machine stitching. If you look close enough, you'll see where I ran off the edge of the paper at the bottom front and the top interior of the card. This was partly user error as well as my sewing machine telling me that it just wasn't happy. So, the sewing is bad, but let's just call it "Whimsical Stitching"...how's that?? Hopefully, it doesn't distract from Laurie Wilson's adorable sheep illustration, which can be downloaded at Doodle Pantry. I hope that you can see the "snowflakes" that I created in the sky using Stickles clear glitter glue, as well as the "snow" on the ground. (Zoom in for a closer look!)

Pictured below, is the card interior with coordinating designer papers and design. Remember, you can always right-click on any photo to view it larger.


Okay, now the deets:
Stamps: Doodle Pantry "Holiday Sheep", Computer-Generated Sentiments
Cardstock/Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Mitten Weather" Mini Deck Designer Paper, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, R29 Lipstick Red, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, BG11 Moon White, BG72 Ice Ocean, 0 Colorless Blender
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Long & Scalloped Long Rectangular Dies, EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Stickles Glitter Glue, Paper Trey Ink Aqua Mist Polka Dotted Satin Ribbon, Red Jingle Bell, KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Digi Printing, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring & Blending

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts! I so enjoy reading them!! I'll see you back here next week with something new to share.

12 comments:

Cassie said...

I don't see any mistakes, Linda. . .I think it's wonderful! Such a fun image and card ;D

Maria Matter said...

oh my Linda, this is so gorgeous!!! love the colors and your snowy sky! No mistakes seen Linda...this is a wonderful card!!!
hugs & blessings!

Christa said...

great card linda , i have never try to stich a card with the sewingmachine,must try it to, its great i dont see any mistakes, hugs christa

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

I don't see any mistakes either! I thin your card is stunning - love the ribbon and the color combination!

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Linda, I just love all your creations! Whimsical stitching - I love that too! Way funny! Nothing you do could distract from this adorable image. Your coloring is way wonderful and I love the color combo! Just adorable!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is sew amazing! Love those colors and the sheep of course is precious!

Dawn Frost said...

Love this card Linda, especially the sewing! I love how you watercolour, its so bright, gorgeous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This cutie just makes me smile. Awesome colors and coloring. Love the faux snow... that's the best kind after last winter (don't you think)? What a terrific card, with fabulous details and a gorgeous design. You really know how to work the colors, Linda!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awww...what a sweet card! and the inside is just as beautiful!

Claudine Poch said...

This is so precious! Love those papers and ribbon! Great job!

Jerusha said...

I am feeling joyful after seeing this card. Amazing, as always!!

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice card! Thanks for sharing :)