Saturday, August 7, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 4


2 Sisters Challege 4 sponsored by Crafty Sentiments


Woo Hoo...Challenge 4 is here already over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  Today, we were given a choice of digital images from Crafty Sentiments to use and the theme today is stitching.  Ok, I know lots of you use your sewing machine to stitch on your cards and have been doing it for some time, but me....NO.  I admire everyone's creations using real machine stitching and want to try it, but NO, I never have UNTIL....now.  Since the theme is stitching, how could I not put my paper to the sewing machine and find out how really easy it is and how much I really liked doing it?  Well, the fear or procrastination or whatever you want to call it has been conquered and it may become a regular on my creations.  Can I tell you something else that I tried for the first time ever on this card?   Paper piecing...yes, it's been around forever and why oh why have I not ever tried it?  I love it and it was so easy to do!!  Crazy me and my silly insecurities in life...

On to the card...I used Pat Sitting by Water image by Crafty Sentiments and as you can see I paper pieced her overalls in a floral My Mind's Eye DP to make them all girly.  I colored the rest of the image with my Copic markers.  I layered a piece of lt blue card stock and piece of My Mind's Eye DP together and Zig Zag stitched them together.  They were then mounted on my white card base.  I cut out the image and mounted it with foam dots.  The sentiment is stamped on white card stock with Everyday Sentiments by The Paper Studio and mounted on a strip of lt blue card stock that was punched with the lattice edge punch by Martha Stewart, then I stitched with just a straight stitch above and below the sentiment.  I was even amazed that my stitching was really straight!  I added 3 brads on each side of the sentiment.  I guess all those years of sewing since Jr. high have finally paid off....I can stitch on paper! 

This week's challenge is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
Come play along and your card should feature stitching (real or faux) and you could win 2 digital images of your choice from Crafty Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~

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2 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Card Pat, using Pat sitting by water I loe this digi too! Love the paper piecing such a fab job!

Big Hugs Jo xxxx

TinaB said...

Hi Pat!!

Beautiful card !! Love the colouring xx

Hugs

Tina xx

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