Saturday, 17 July 2010

sew 'n' sew card

Sewing on cards... seems like a trend is being set. My sewing machine is now staying on the table rather than get someone to lift it up and down for me. Lol. Well over at Ellephantastic challenges - the request this week is for a bit of stitching on the craft work, as well as a few other challenges. This image from Fairy Knoll seemed to lend itself and Brandi is asking for dimension in her challenge over on CDAC and that is what I hope I have achieved.
The image is decoupaged after colouring with PM's with a touch of glitter on the lilac fairy's wings and the leaves have been given a sheen with glossy accents. This stuck onto a layer of card stock with dry embossed leaves, then onto white hammered card then another layer of card stock covered in voile. The little violet flowers are from stash and have been stuck between the different layers. This in turn was stuck onto yet another layer of voile covered cardstock onto which I had sewn ribbon and lace. Then layered onto the base card. So with the 4 layers of decoupage - dimension has been attained. So although I made this for Helen's challenge over at Ellephantastic, I am also entering it into a couple of other challenges.

Other challenges I am entering with this card are
Shelly's Images - Lots of Layers
Embellishment challenge #2 on CDAC - Dimension
Dare U 2 Digistamp challenge # 42 - Stitching
Stamp Challenges - Something Digital
Flutter By Wednesday - lots of layers


  1. I just love your card. There are so many things to see.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Shelly's Images for our TTThursday Challenge. Please join us again soon.

  2. Helen, you really are crafty! I love how the image is hidden between the flowers - it's just gorgeous! The embossing really stands out - it's great! Great sewing - good for you to add to your lovely cards - they're always so fantastic!:)

  3. Great card Helen. I've not tried 'actual' sewing yet I cheat & do faux stitches!! I've not got space to have my machine out at the minute - well thats my excuse!!
    Thank you for joining us this week, good luck
    Helen & Elle DT x x

  4. Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge this week.

  5. I didn't realize that was a fairy hiding there, lol! Such a great card! Thank you for joining us at FBW this week!

  6. Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love the lace. Thanks for playing at Stamp Something, hope to see you back next week!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love all the flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week and good luck! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  8. Great card, love how you've popped up the flowers and leaves, looks fab! thanks for taking part in our challenge at Ellephantastic Challenge Blog.
    Elle DT

  9. What a fab card! Love all of the stitching that you did. Isn't it wonderful to have that sewing machine handy like that? Thank you for joining in on the fun over at Ellephantastic.
    Jane ~ Elle DT

  10. A gorgeous card and a lovely design too. Your stitching looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS, Chris :)