Monday, 24 October 2011
A Stitch in Time Creates a Birthday Card.....
Happy Monday morning folks, don't know about you but the weather here in Cornwall is truly dreadful, we have torrential rain and high winds forecast to last all day - oh joy !
Still, it gives me an excuse to stay indoors and craft, which is always a bonus, and I have a couple of crafty pals coming round to play this afternoon.
Today's project fits into two of this week's challenges, Simply Less is More want us to use Polka Dots and the Sunday Theme over on Craftbubble's 'Craft Mad and Loving It' group is Sewing. It's a triple whammy too as it's a birthday card for a family member - result !
The dotty paper was a magazine freebie and I cut the layer out using a nestie die. The lovely sewing images are by Stamping Up! which I stamped on to cream card using Memento Rich Cocoa ink before cutting out. I love the tapemeasure image and I added gold Spica Glitter Pen covered in Glossy Accents on the end to create the impression of a metallic tip. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I added just a touch of pink Spica Glitter Pen to the tiny butterfly.
The dotty layer and sentiment were distressed a little using Antique Linen Distress Ink and I coloured the thread on the spool using Copics (although it might actually be a little too subtle as you can't tell it is coloured in the piccie !!). The sewing machine was attached using PinFlair glue to raise it up, then Glossy Accents added to give it 'substance'.
It may be a tad too busy for a LIM card, but I'm struggling to get back into my creative zone since returning from holiday !
Thanks for swinging by today, hope you have a great day whatever you have planned.