Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sewn Flowers

Yes, it is time again for a Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week, we are looking for a project that everyone should always have their stash. Thinking of you  is a card or project that can be used for just about any occasion. Perfect for those times when you need a card, but have run out of time to make one.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful My Grafico. The DT was lucky enough to be able to use the really cute flower set called Sew Long Flowers. As I was going through the digital images to find the page for this set, I was again blown away by their adorable and artsy sets. Such a variety, which I am sure everyone will find something to their liking.

When I first saw this set, I, of course, thought of using real stitching where the faux stitching was using DCM floss. To color the flowers I used some shimmery chalks with those tiny little cotton balls. I tried to get a photo of the shimmer, but for some reason my camera did not pick it up. So unusual. The camera usually picks up everything, including things I did not even notice before the photo (like if I go out of the lines while coloring, lol)

I decided to keep the card fairly simple so that the image would be the focus. Other DT members who used the image designed some really nice cards using this set. Be sure to pop by their blogs to see them.

 I am so glad I actually had a stamp with the "Thinking of you" sentiment. Of course, you can use other sentiments, such as "In my thoughts", "Praying for you", "Thinking of you" or any other sentiment that conveys that you are "THINKING OF" the recipient.

Have fun with this challenge. This is the perfect time to stock up on those any ocassion type cards.



lisa808 said...

Adorable 'sewn' flower images.

Amy Johnson said...

wow! I love how you used real stitches on the flowers. I thought of that too, but couldn't figure out how to do it without it being too time consuming. Love it!

Besthobbyeva said...

You did an amazing job with those flowers!! Excellent work!

I love this card that frame you stamped on is adorable and great job with the coloring!


Favorite Favors said...

Very Cute Indeed!!

My Crafty Designs said...

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Ellie said...

Wow, Sandy, this is fabulous! Great idea to use real stitching!! The punched border looks beautiful and I love the soft colors you used!!
Beautiful on the inside too with the matching border.