Friday, 23 April 2010

Oh Sew Good

Just sharing a card i actually made last month, but forgot to take a snap b4 i sent it to it's new home..They kindly took a snap for me and then i totally forgot to blog it!!
I first stamped the bottom of my base card using 2 different lace stamps, unfortuntaly i used the wrong type of ink and the lovely detail blured but i knida liked how it went a bit distressed.
I made a couple of inky backgrounds with distress inks, a mini mister filled with water and a non stick craft sheet, You know the old ink, spritz, swish, dab, blotch, spritz some more tecnique!
 I then stamped over these using stamps from the Dressmaking No.1, and Ephemera 1 plates available from The Artistic Stamper.
I stamped out the sewing machine onto photo paper to give a nice shine, then stuck that to thick card and cut it out, i wrapped real cotton round the bobbin bit and threaded it through a couple of holes i made to make it look more realistic, the pic doesn't do it justice, it was so darn cute.
I finished off with a couple of real pins and strip of ribbon. I used the mini scrabble tile stamps to produce the wording.
This card fits in with this weeks Crafty Creations Challenge which is 'Distressing' {i know its not the norm paper torn kinda distress but i think it looks pretty shabby so i hope it counts lol}
♥ HUGZ ♥

11 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Sew Beautiful :0) *affectionate pat on head*

Sid said...

What a great piece, loving the machine !

June said...

Ohhhh another beauty, this is a fab piece. i love all the little elements
hugz june xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sew clever - and sew full of lovely details! The triumph for me and proof too of something I've suspected since we met - you are obviously a very patient gal!

craftytrog said...

This is sew stunning! Lucky friend! xx

Angelnorth said...

Fab, love the thread round the reel and through the machine mechanism!

sam21ski said...

What on earth are you like, it's a good job your head is fixed ontot hose shoulders, else who knows where it would end up!!!!!

Kaz said...

Well it looks like it fits the bill to me. Lovely card xx

Lorraine said...

love all the layers

acreativeneed said...

Hi Minxy, your card is beautifully distressed!!! I love everything about it! You have a great eye for detail!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

ju said...

Lovely lovely piece!!xx