Monday 9 July 2012

In Stitches

Make us laugh or use real or faux stitching, or simply use an image with stitching in it .... however you interpret the challenge over at Smudgy Antics this week of  "You Leave Me In Stitches".
The girls have done some amazing things on their projects again this week. Me, well you can make up your own mind.
I did follow the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches - but this post is too late to enter their challenge. Oh well.
The image is, of course, from Smeared Ink - Stitchy Situation, doll #1. Using scraps from the scrap box that I'm trying to use up, papers from Basic Grey, I paper pieced the image. Just a tiny bit of extra grey promarker to give some shadow above the pot belly. The hair is couched embroidery thread. The image already has stitching as part of it.
I machine stitched the torn and ink distressed image piece to the BP then couched some "spaghetti" on with some bug buttons in the corner.
More of the DP cut out and stitched onto a green circle before attaching to a layer of lilac vellum type paper that was stamped with a crackle effect stamp from Creative Expressions before more stitching onto light green card then onto a dark green card base.
The sentiment was computer generated by me. I couldn't make up my mind whether this little soul was poorly or love sick. I went with the poorly angle as he looks a bit green round the gills.
Your turn to stitch us up over at Smudgy Antics peeps.

A couple of challenges I'd like to enter this card into
Creative Stamp Friends - Paper piecing
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Layered
Squigglefly - Paperpiecing
There She Goes stamps - Stitching


  1. Helen,
    I just love this! Love your paper piecing and the tiny bugs on the roll-up! I think you have done a terrific job, your so cleaver!

  2. Hilarious! Love how you paper pieced him. Love it, Chickie. xxD

  3. What a fun card! Very Burton-esque. Thank you for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. oh wow, your stitching really makes this card! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  5. Teehee, Helen, your paper piecing is great! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly!

  6. hello,
    beautiful paper pieced, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, sonne

  7. Love your paper piecing and the stitching is fabulous. Very unique image. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  8. your stitching is perfect for this card! Thanks for playing along with squigglefly!

  9. Awesome piecing on this fun card. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly's challenge.

  10. I love these images, they are so mad aren't they, I think you either get them or you don't and you totally get them, you have done a stunning job on this card, bravo. Great job and thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week, good luck and see you again in the future hopefully. Take Care,

  11. What a fun card!! Thanks for joining us this week at There She Goes.

  12. HAha too funny and brilliant xx