Sunday, August 1, 2010

Paper Sundaes - Stitching

Who would have guessed my first DT card with Paper Sundaes would feature a challenge that I have ZERO skill at?!?!  
I cannot even sew a button, or a hem, nothing!!  In high school I was required to sew a clothing item for a grade.  I went for the easy tank top, but it was the most lop-sided, uneven, crooked thing you ever saw.  I got an "F".  So I broke out into a sweat when I saw my first challenge would be stitching.  LOL

Obviously, this is faux stitching and I've now learned that I stink at that too.  I have no stitching templates but thank goodness I do have a paper piecer.  I had to make my own template on a word document and then print it out so my hole spacing would at least be even.  My hand had a cramp from poking all those holes.  LOL My husband did feel so sorry for me, that he offered to buy me a sewing machine and he would do it for me.  LOL  I distressed the edges to disguise my faux stitching but I think all I managed to do it bring attention to it.  :)  I also added a touch of Shimmerz to her shirt band and ruffled sleeves and used my Opaque White pen to add white dots to the flowers on her shirt.

The sponsor this week at Paper Sundaes is Belles 'n Whistles. I LOVE their stamp but realized that I didn't have any of their stamps (which gave me a perfect reason to place an order, shhhh) so I used a digital image from Elisabeth Bell called Little Rapunzel.  Isn't she beautiful?  Please come over, play along and join in on the fun at Paper Sundaes.

Copic's Used:
Hair: E47, E57, E34
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R00, R20
Shirt: R27, R24, R22
Pants: E43, E42, E41
Scarf: E41, YR31, Y11
Outline/Shadow: C1

Stamp Scrap & Doodle = CAS (Clean And Simple)
Paper Romance = Birthday/Celebration
Paper Play = #30 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp = Dotty (My DP is little dots in swirls)
Stampin Royalty = #30 KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp: Elisabeth Bell (Little Rapunzel) - digital image
Paper: MME Penny Lane
Ribbon: American Crafts
Nestibilities: Circle & Scalloped Circle
Border Punch: Fiskars Scallop
Accessories: Pearls (Recollections), Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Vintage Photo),
Paper Piecer, Dimensionals, Shimmerz (Pixie Dust), Inkssentials (Opaque White Pen)
Sentiment: Computer Generated (Pea Candice)


Irena said...

Hello, this card is awesome. The image is gorgeous.
I am glad that we will be together in a crazy challenge.

fi's cards and crafts said...

Wendy..great post you have gone into so much't know what happened but I was already following you but now I am again.


Dragonlady said...

Hi there

I don't know what you are on about. Your stitching looks fantastic, well done.

Hugs Ali x

~Jeri~ said...

This is beautiful Wendy!! I love how you colored her hair and the colors you worked with in your card are perfect!! I think your faux stitching looks great and the distressing works well with it. Get that sewing machine and get to practicing lol I can't wait to see what the end results will be!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy. I am giggling at your tale of sewing woe - you would suffer in my craftroom, I handstitch everything!!! I think your stitching looks great - you should definitely keep doing it. Love the image and the rich colours you've used too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

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alicaz said...

love it! perfect coloring and I love how her top matches the paper!

Shanda Stirk said...

Very beautiful card! You did such a great job on coloring that marvelous girl! Thanks for playing with us at STampin' Royalty.

Sandra Farrell said...

You do NOT stink at faux stitching. I love your card. I'm so glad you decided to play with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Crystal said...

Wow! I think your stitching is wonderful! I love your colouring & am so thankful you listed your copic colours, I'm always looking for new combos :)
So happy to be working/playing with you at PS!

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, I have a similar stitching ability! Looking forward to working with you on The Crazy Challenge
Ruth x

Karen said...

hmmm if I'm reading this right...your hubby offered to buy you a machine and do the sewing for you!...a man who offers to sew for you...can I borrow him he sounds like a wonderful hubby! LOL Beautiful card! Your faux stitching looks awesome! I can totally relate to you regarding your comments on stitching skills! I bought a mini machine just for crafting and I suck so bad at sewing that I was surprised the sales lady let me leave the store with it! LOL

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Wendy!

I cam to your blog via a comment you left with Gea. Hi hi, somehow I always click on the link, when I see a name-buddy! ;-) I immediately became your follower, because I like a lot what you make and also really like the style you are writing your posts in! Fun to read!!
This card is really beautiful! What a sweet girl this is and beautiful coloring!! Love the brown ribbon! Pretty!
I'll be very much looking forward to your new creations!

Hugs, Wendy
(your newest fan from the Netherlands ;-)

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is wonderful, and I think your faux stitching looks great :-)

Kerri said...

Wendy, you are being WAY too hard on yourself, girl! I think your piercing looks fantastic! I ADORE this image, and your coloring looks amazing! Fab card, girl! Take your hubby up on the sewing machine!!! I promise, it is so easy! Just keep the edge of your card on the guide line!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love this Wendy!! Gorgeous coloring and design!! Your image is too cute!! I think the faux stitching is fabulous!!

Paula said...

This is just delightful - I love your colours - distressing has the same effect on me - the paper tearing kind, I'm OK with inking edges......
Paula (PEP)

Kim E said...

What a beautiful card! I love your coloring...and I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to stitching. I think you did an awesome job, though! Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week. Hugs, Kim

Angelwood said...

This is fabulous! Beautiful job on your image - love the paper piecing on her outfit! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance. hugs, Angela

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Wonderful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week! :-)

Linda said...

This is wonderful! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Basslady said...

beautiful card!

love how you combined the paper and the colouring!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Ruthie said...

This is beautiful Wendy - love the colouring and the paper is perfect - the stitching is kinda cool too!


Kate said...

I LOVE the stitching!! I think you've done such a great job and the distressing adds so much. Had you not written that you'd not stitched before, I would have figured that you were a pro!
Great job with your first card for this DT!!

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