Friday, June 10, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #73 - Sew Suite Friend

Wow, another week has flown by - it's hard to believe we are well into June already!!!

This week Keesh has set a challenge with this sketch:-

I found that little box down the bottom kinda tricky, lol, but this is what I came up with:-

I had a lovely time creating this card, with the Sew Suite set, & popped it in the post to my wonderful friend Lynne.  Not only is Lynne a talented papercrafter (check out this cute hanger), she is also exceptionally handy with a sewing machine, so this card combines her two crafting loves.  :)

I wanted the pattern to look like the real thing, so I aged a piece of white tissue paper with a teabag & hung it up to dry, then stamped the image with Staz On ink.  I folded up the tissue sheet into a tiny rectangle & unfolded it again, to give it all the creases a regular size pattern has when you pull it out of the envelope.  The pattern has been "pinned" to the background DSP with tiny staples, topped with the smallest pearls from SU. 

The pin cushion has been stamped, paper pieced, fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.  I have coloured the pins with silver metallic pen & added pearl heads.  The buttons have also been popped up on dimensionals & threaded with embroidery floss.

All the layers of the card have been sponged around the edges.

Hope you have fun playing with this sketch.  You can check out how the rest of the Team tackled it here:-

Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components (All SU unless noted)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Brights 12x12 Patterns
Stamps:  Sew Suite, Pattern Pieces, Fun & Fast Notes
Inks:  Staz On Black, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Pearls, Dimensionals, 3/4" Round Punch, Bitty Button, Bright Button, Heart to Heart Punch
Non SU:  Round button, Fine Satin Ribbon, Staples, Tissue Paper, Silver Gel Pen, Embroidery Floss, Teabag


Christine Blain said...

Oh, Helen, I just love all the little details in this card. Using tiny pearls for pin heads is genius, and I adore how you folded up the tissue paper 'pattern'. Lynne will love this to bits, I'm sure. The paper-pieced pin cushion is one of my favourite bits :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

HOW LUCKY AM I!!! This is even more stunning IRL. I absolutely LOVE everything about this card Helen. Your little pins are soooo cute & very clever :)
Thank you so much..BIG HUGS xx

Cindy Major said...

There are so many great details on this card!! Love the measuring tape, the folds on the pattern, the pearl pins... What a great job you did! Lynne is a lucky girl!


Marisa said...

Absolutely fabulous, Helen!!! My mom is a sewer and this brings back wonderful memories of seeing her with the material on the kitchen table pinning on the pattern. Well don on staining the tissue paper and the pin cushion is perfect!! You rocked this one big time!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

That's a perfect pattern - you are totally creative!

Betty said...

that is the COOLEST!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Helen!!! This is sensational!!! So much "fine detail" ... makes for a complete story! Hugs xxaxx

Fiona Harrison said...

That is so cute, and answers my question of "what would you do with that stamp?". Am thinking of making some Sew Suite cards and approaching local quilting shops to see if they'll sell them. Might need this stamp now LOL.