Monday, June 7, 2010

Stitched Summer

This week the team at Just Add Ink have a challenge to Just Add Stitching (you can join in here at JAI20).

The team at Michelle Perkett Studio have a challenge for a Summer themed project (you can join in here at Challenge #32).

I have combined the elements of both challenges & come up with this:-

I have made a "shadow box" style card.  The front panel is acetate & the background panel is a photograph of a field of daisies & dandelions that I found at

I have used my sewing machine to stitch the two panels together & also to attach the ribbon to the acetate panel.  All the edges of the acetate panel have been "swiped" with white Staz On ink.

I have used Michelle's beautiful "Three Graces" image which has been printed by laser on watercolour paper & coloured with both watercolour & standard pencils.  The ballerinas have been fussy cut & then "blinged" up with glitter & glaze pens, making them sparkly & shiny!  Here is a (night-time!) shot of the ballerinas before they were added to their field of flowers:-

The image is adhered to the background photo with dimensional adhesives.  This is the view from the top of the card:-

The sentiment has been stamped, popped up & layered onto a scalloped oval.

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets:  "Three Graces" by Michelle Perkett, SU "Embrace Life"
Other:  Acetate, Premium Photo Paper, Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Dimensional Adhesives, Sakura Glaze Pen, Spica Glitter Pen, Metallic Glitter Pens, Sewing Thread


Pattie G said...

Helen, this is so beautiful. I love the way you colored the image and the acetate gives this creation so much depth. Thanks for playing with us at MPSC.


Michelle said...

OMG, Helen, this is amazing!! So creative! I love how you colored the three graces! They are gorgeous!! And I love how you put them in a field of flowers!!:) Love the acetate and the sentiment!! Perfect for our Summer Themed challenge this week, Helen!! Thank you for a wonderful entry!!:)

Tammy said...

This is AWESOME, Helen!!!!! OMGosh, how very creative of you!! I LOVE it!!!

Thank you for joining us this week at Michelle Perkett Studio and hope to see you again next week!

Lynne Armstrong said...

I love this's gorgeous! The photo worked beautifully for the background and the acetate definitely gives the whole card more depth. Another amazing creation :)
Hugs :)

Danielle Daws said...

Wow - what a gorgeous image! Beautifully coloured!

Amanda said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for playing!! xx