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Saturday, December 8, 2012

One Stitch at a Time!


Hi there, I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  Today I am sharing my card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge - One Stitch at a Time.  Our hostess is Lili Inguanti and her challenge for us this week is to use fabric and stitching on your project.  For this challenge, you have to use fabrics in any part of your card, either as a flower, a small embellishment, or whatever you want!  She also wants to see stitching, either faux stitching or machine stitching. Please specify where you used your fabric if it is not noticeable in the project, and above all have fun!

I'm a bit fabric challenged at the time, but in my exile, I managed to have a piece of red burlap that I previously stenciled in a snowflake pattern with gesso.  I decided to use it as well as hand stitching since I don't have access to a sewing machine at the moment.  The flowers and snowflakes were also left over from a prior project so this card was not too labor intensive.  As luck would have it, I also had the vintage Christmas card Photoshopped and printed.  I actually grabbed my basket of leftovers to bring with me while I am between homes.  As a result, I had a bunch of old embellishments, made but never used, that I can reach in and grab.  It all worked out pretty well for me here :)  I also added a Melissa Frances Christmas Flashcard and a couple of flourishes cut from Kraft Core'dinations with the Festive Greenery die.

I am also entering this in this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  They want to see stenciling or masking on your project.
Here is my Photoshopped image as a freebie.  I erased the background from the poinsettias and then layered them over the Christmas music sheet cover - enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments too!











22 comments:

Buttons said...

If you hadn't mentioned you were limited with stash for this we would never have known as these fabulous embellishments look like they were designed to go together. Love the music score in the background and that burlap is fabulous. Hugs, Jenny x

Sophie said...

Oh, wie wunderschön...ein Traum von Karte.
Sowas habe ich noch nie gesehen.
Was für eine herrliche Idee.
So liebevoll gestaltet und die vielen Details...
Grandios!
Einen schönen 2. Advent xx

scrappymo! said...

Looks fabulous! That red burlap with e the white gesso sttches is wonderful.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Linda - looks to me that even if you had access to your 'regular stockpile' you couldn't have done any better. Nicola x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a great card! Ilove the texture the burlap adds, and your flower is beautiful. The photoshopped image is gorgeous...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Tracie Dean said...

Such a lovely card!! This week's challenge is just amazing.

I am afraid I don't know how to sew...hahahaha.

Thank you for the image :-)

Happy Crafting
Tracie

butterfly said...

Love the paint-y snowflakes on the burlap, and also the flower/snowflake embellishments - just lovely!
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! I love your bold stitches!!!! Fantastic!

Lisa M said...

Another wonderful image...thank you! Beautiful card Linda, very inspiring and now I feel the need to DANCE!! :)

Samantha Elliott said...

This is a wonderful card Linda. The embellishments are great and very colourful and rich. I do think that we think better when we are limited in either materials or time!
Your image - thank you - has just reminded me that I have some of Hubby's Grandmother's cards from 1930s which I could scan and print, for which I thank you for the idea.
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous! Love how the colours all work together, the white snowflakes on the red burlap and then the rose on top of the die cut snowflake, stunning!

Pam said...

This is beautiful, Linda!

Sue said...

Hello Linda
It is a gorgeous colour palette that is so pleasing to the eye, The image and your burlap co-exist perfectly, it is full of texture.
A lovely card.
Smiles:)
Sue

otomys said...

What a stunning vintage Christams card with lovely embellishments and texture, Linda! Love the burlap with the stenciled snowflakes and beautiful image you’ve used! Thanks so much for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Darlene G said...

Just love your card. And thank so much for the digi. The flowers are so beautiful. You sure can do a lot with just a few supplies!! Hope all is well.

Patti P. said...

What a beauty and you have slimmed down your leftover basket at the same time. Love your stenciled snowflakes and the beautiful new image you created...thanks for the freebie. So glad you shared with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Meihsia Liu said...

What a gorgeous card you've made, Linda. The snowflakes and handmade flowers are fabulous! Love your perfect stitching, too... :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another beautiful card with fantastic elements.

Maryanne said...

I love this card! The texture of the burlap along with the stitching adds so much to the design. Another beautiful creation!

Lili said...

Beautiful card Linda! I really like how the red gives life to your card. Love all the details.
Hugs ;)

lizzidroege said...

linda great card i love your design and layout...your stencils on the burlap are wonderful...thanks for joining us at sch this week...

Daniele said...

love the stencilling onto the burlap, gorgeous project thanks for joining us at SCH
hugs

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