Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Stitched Friend

My last Arts & Crafts Fair for the holiday season in
Albuquerque, New Mexico is today 
Saturday, December 8, 2012.
It will be at the North Valley Academy from 10a to 3p.
Hope to see you there!

For those who know me, this post is late.  Let me apologize to all who stopped by earlier, and there was nothing new to see.  I don't know about everyone else, but I totally under estimated just how busy I am this holiday season.

Now, on with the eye candy, and the inspiration!  The lovely and talented Liliana is our hostess this week over @ Our Creative Corner.  And her challenge this week, is right up my alley, so to speak.  Liliana, wants you 'create a project using fabrics and some stitching. You can use the fabrics in any part of your card, either as a flower, a small embellishment, or whatever you want.  The stitching can be either faux stitching or machine stitching.  Please specify where you used your fabric if it is not noticeable in the project.' 
Here is what I created:
(machine stitching and a fabric blossom)

You aren't surprised, are you?  I used a soft pale brown card stock for the base.  The pattern paper is from Lost & Found 2, Market Street.  The grey polka dot pattern paper is from Glitz.  I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut the large scallop trim.  I wrapped a piece of crinkled white seam binding around the card to hide the seam of the two pattern papers.  I used my sewing machine to stitch both the seam binding and the outline of the card.  I made a multi-loop bow with the same white seam binding and secured it to the card front with a Recollections pearl brad.  I made my tag from a new Paper Trey Ink stamp set, I received last week.  I stamped the tag outline in soft suede classic ink and the sentiment in basic black classic ink.  I sponged the edges of the tag and the card with crumb cake classic ink.  I added a hand-cut piece of champaingne glitter paper behind the tag to add a little sparkle {smile}.  I added three pale kraft buttons from Paper Trey Ink to the card front.  I tied each button with some cream twine.  The large blossom is made from fabric.  But I didn't make it.  Its a Prima Market flower.
I hope you have been inspired! and take some time to play along with us over @ Our Creative Corner.  We would love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting! hugs, Sharon W.


Lisa Minckler said...

An extremely elegant offering to a friend. No doubt something this beautiful will be treasured. You've done an outstanding job on this challenge Sharon and I completely understand the crazy season of the year. Hope you get a moment to breath between now and the new year! :)
Lisa x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon.
Your flower steals the show big time, and so it should as it is gorgeous. It is perfectly set into a Shabby-Chic theme which is my favourite genre, so I can relate very well to how you felt when you read the Challenge.
It is soft and feminine, with all the required elements to make it beautiful. I just love it.

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, wow...Sharon, this card is gorgeous. Love the soft colors and the beautiful flower. Great design!!! :)

Jaana said...

Gorgeous card Sharon!
Love the flower and soft colours.

Greta said...

Beautiful card made with those lovely soft colors!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, the flower looks great.

Lili said...

This card is such an inspiration Sharon! I have to agree with Sue that your flower steals the show. The color scheme of your project is soft and romantic. I really love your card.
Hugs ;)