Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sew....What's New With You?

I have  this stamp set "Sew What" that I bought from Mark's Finest Papers but have never inked it up. Thought it was time to put it to use for Speedy the Cat's challenge from Vicki who asked us to use a hat pin on our card . And then there were some other challenges to use embroidery floss, stitching, and other elements that I tied in with the card. I stamped the dress form and colored the skirt with copics and paper pieced the bodice. Added some embroidery stitches (chain stitch and french knot) with the floss and also a zigzag row(used paper piercing. ) along the strip of PP.  Finished with a ribbon and bow to showcase the hat pin and added scissors charm with a bit of floss. Used 2 more stamps to create the sentiment. Kind of a different card but was fun to assemble all the elements into one project.

Challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Use a hat pin. By the way, Vicki stuck us with the bad news that she was leaving Speedy's Challenge. It has been fun having her there and I'll miss her at Speedy's.
Our Creative Corner: Use embroidery floss.  I had to dig out my box of embroidery supplies for this one. Been awhile since I did any embroidery.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Theme is in stitches. Rather than use the sewing machine, I did my stitching by hand. 
Let's Ink It Up: Embellish it. Used ribbon, hat pin, and charm.
Lollipop Challenges: Recipe is 3 stamps, 2 Pattern Papers, and 1 embellishment.  May have overdone the embellishments but it does not say only  use 1 embellishment.
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes...that's easy enough.
Simon Says: Use paper piecing or paper piercing. Use paper piecing on my bodice and also used paper piercing to make my zigzag line before stitching.
Stamp and Create: Use a charm or crown. Used a scissors charm.
 Supplies:
Stamps: 3 from Mark's Finest Papers "Sew What" stamp set.
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo and Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey
Copics: YG09,G21, YR12,23
Papers: GKD Ivory CS,  K&CO Floral and Dot patterns
Nesties Scallop Oval Die
Ribbon from Offray
Dark Green and Black Embroidery Floss from my Stash
Hat Pin and Charm from Mark's Finest Papers

I used to enjoy doing  a lot of sewing...even made most of my clothing years ago. And also did a lot of needlework projects. Kind of miss doing that.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa
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