Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Sewing Challenge

This week at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog, the challenge was to use sewing on your card. It could be either real stitching or faux. No question here for me as my real is far superior to my faux. I've been sewing most of my life, so love the concept of combining stitching with my card making.

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge #45 for my starting point., then it was on for a search for papers. I loved these papers from October Afternoon's Spring release. I thought the stitched look to the paper, especially the Cathedral Quilt pattern would be perfect with sewing. I used my machine to straight stitch around the bottom layer, but decided I wanted to do something a bit different on the top layer. I used my wing needle to punch bigger holes and then sewed a chain stitch on either side. I didn't pick an image until I had decided on paper and sketch, and of course with this quilting theme going, what better than Not So Hot. Everyone knows that when you're not feeling well, bundling up in a cozy quilt is just the ticket. I colored him up with my Copics and tried to use all the colors that were in the "quilts". You can find him at Phindy's store along with some other images, you really don't want to do without. I added some flowers and the sentiment that's from Rainbow Echo. I'll be hanging on to this card for when I need to send out a Get Well card to someone.

Thanks for stopping by, and I love hearing from you.


  1. so very cute! i love how you used that OA paper together. it's my new fav too!

  2. awwww Shirley, I sure hope that little mouse feels better real soon! Your card is awesome! I absolutely LOVE your choice of colors and papers! Your coloring is perfect! =)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Phindy's again this week.

  3. Shirley, this is fabulous-knew you'd rock this challenge!!! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge this week! Check in tomorrow for a new challenge ;)

  4. Shirley,
    Great card! I hope you don't have a need to send it out anytime soon!

  5. yikes! lovin your colors, coloring and dp! not to mention your fab sewing!
    thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's (-:

  6. I commented on this beautiful card in the PCP group already, but will repeat it here again: Awesome card, Shirley! I really love your choice of going colorful.. the flowers are perfect for the background paper you used :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Phindys Challenge!
    Sylvia xx

  7. Lovely card! Your sewing is beautiful and I love your layered flowers ~jeni :)

  8. Shirley what a great card, love the quilt idea and the stitching, perfect Get Well message

    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge

  9. What a cute image to send to someone under the weather! I love it! Great card, Shirley! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

  10. shirley that is just beautiful, really cute xxxx