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