Friday, 21 August 2009

A card at last

It feels like ages since I posted a card, its only actually been a couple of days, but there's been so much going on with the kids back to school and Graham going away offshore.

I thought it was about time I entered a few challenges so the first one I picked was the Sugar Bowl. There is a fabulous sketch by our very own local quine Judy and the wee twist is to make your own flowers.

So without further ado, here's my attempt - am not particularly thrilled with it, it worked much better in my head and the hand stitching (again influenced by Judy and her fab article in Craft Stamper magazine this month) isn't very obvious in the photo or even in real life - I obviously need to try a paler paper or a darker, thicker thread.

Image: Honey with gifts from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers; blush and dusky pink for skin, burnt umber and umber for hair, sandstone and cinnamon for trousers, coat and hat, blossom and rose pink for shoes, trim, hat and scarf, sandstone, cinnamon and cocoa for the puppy, cocoa and carmine for pressies

The oval was cut using oval nesties in the cuttlebug, the mat was cut from core'dinations card with scallop oval nesties, the vertical panel of core'dinations card was embossed with the snowflakes embossing folder and sanded.

The stripy and snowflake papers are from the Daisy & Dandelion Xmas pad, as is the greeting. I painstakingly used my pokey tool to make holes all the way round the snowflake paper, then hand stitched it with silver metallic thread - and am gutted its so not obvious.

The home-made flowers were punched using the EK Success retro flower punch from the D & D stripy paper, I embossed them to make them more 3D and added card candy from craftwork cards for the centres.

12 comments:

Gina said...

Gorgeous card Deb, love the image and your colouring is fab as usual :)
Hugs Gina xxx

Max said...

Super card Debbi ... I really like the quality of the D & D papers.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Ann said...

It's lovely and it's really refreshing to read someone really talented has doubts about their finished card like us 'normal' card makers do. I really need to try sewing but my machine is in a cupboard that's bursting at the seams and that alone puts me off.

Ann xxx

Manda said...

aww that is so cute! Love the colours.

Bet you can not wait for the weekend to be over so you can get peace to make more lol

Manda xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my how lovely those colours are fabulous and I adore that image this is a wonderful card.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Kathy said...

Debbi this is just adorable!! I love when I come across the random Christmas card!! Reminds me I should get started LOL! This is so pretty! Love the colors that you have used and the embossing is perfect!!
Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Marianne said...

Well you might not be happy with it but I don't know why cos I love it. That image is gorgeous and the colours are scrummy. Marianne x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbi,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

jenny said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink and the image is so cute x

Jenny x

Natalie said...

Debbi this is gorgeous. x

Meahni said...

Oh so cute and I love the colours you've used! I must start getting some Christams cards out!! MUST :-)

Lilian said...

Gorgeous work and love the image! Thank you for joining for the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

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