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Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's Another TLC Challenge!!

It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast this week and the challenge is sewing...real or faux. I have three types of sewing on this sample...faux sewing around the edges of the layered flower, real sewing around the background edges, and I used a leaf stamp that had the stitching already done for me...how easy is that!!!!
The flower layers were stamped with PTI's Fresh Snow with Rubbernecker's Script stamp ( which, btw, you can't see but I promise it is there!!) and faux stitching was done around the edges. I didn't do any piercing because I wanted the faux stitching to match the leaves which had the stitching on the stamp. The leaf stamp from Studio 490's set called Ticket to Art was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, cutout, and attached with dimensionals.
The sentiment from PTI's Communique Curves Sentiments was stamped onto the Anna Griffin dp and sewing was done around the edges. The button with twine and Stickles on the flower edges finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Script bg, Studio 490 Ticket to art, PTI's Communique Curves Sentiments
Paper: Black, Pure Luxury Ivory, Anna Griffin dp
Ink: Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Snow
Accessories: Twine, Nestabilities Blossom Dies, Old Button, Sewing Machine, Stickles

I also just had to make one more Christmas card...the candle image from Rubbernecker was colored with Copics and glitter was added for a little glam. Sewing was done around the edges of the background and stickers were used for the sentiment.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Christmas Candle
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Glitter, Sewing Machine, Stickers, Ribbon

Thanks for visiting...please join us for the TLC challenge...I would love to see what you do with a little sewing on your cards!!!



17 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love both of your cards Joan! The blue flower against the patterned background with the stickles on the edges of the petals...so pretty!
The colours on the candle and holly/pine boughs, perfectly coloured/shaded. I will try my hand at the TLC this week :)

Bev Gerard said...

Oh you clever & talented girl!
3 types of "stitching" all in one delicious card! Then to add on even more WOW, there's a ggggorgeous candle card that surely warms up the room with its glow!
Gawdjus creations, my friend!

Susan (rainy) said...

So creative and SO beautiful, Joan. Love all the stitching... real, faux or stamped. And another gorgeous Christmas card, too.

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Joan but I love, love, love the first one. So awesome and the color is gorgeous.

Bev J. said...

Love the beautiful flower with the button and twine-so pretty.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I love both cards, that flower is gorgeous, the color is so soft and pretty and the touch of glitter, pretty and your Christmas card is so perfect, reminds me of something I would like on my table. May have to try this one, since I never sew on cards and my faux sew, well....I will try :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous cards Joan! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! hugs, jerri

Carole of Brum said...

I love stitching and faux stitching on a card, always looks great to me, and yours are fab. I like how you've got 3 different types of stitching on your first card, very clever! 2 more lovely cards, Joan. CoB

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. Love both of them. Love all that stitching on the blue card and the beautiful pine cones on the other card.

Edith said...

Hi Joan! Thanks for visiting my blog:) Great opportunity to discover yours. Great cards on your blog! I love the details and colors you use.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Edith

Kimberly S said...

Very beautiful cards Joan! Hope yours is a very Merry Christmas! :)

marilynprestonn said...

Joan I had t ocome visit your little creative castle here! Just love the easy challenge this week. Will have to try it...I love stitching!

Hugsxo happy holidays!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card with lovely bloom, so love that soft tone!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! LOVE that huge flower!!! It's so pretty! The sparkle on your holiday card is beautiful too!!!

ANewYear said...

Love, love LOVE that gorgeous blue flower.
I started my faux stitch card last night but it's not coming along like I imagined it. Will have to give it another shot tomorrow. :)

Helen F. said...

Beautiful blue on blue card, Joan. Great job with all of your stitching too :o)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous job with the flower, WOW!