Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sewing and Stamping

Hello lovely bloggers,

One of the things on my 'to do' list for this year was to do a bit more sewing and to try my hand at mixed media.

I've made a start and made a card using a lovely collage stamp by Stampendous ....

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I started by gluing some tissue paper to some kraft card which I then inked with Forest Moss then stamped the image with Versafine Olympia Green.

I then stamped the image again onto some card I had inked with various greens, cut out the bird and glued it to the main image. I embossed the bird's crown in gold.

I stitched some fabric (which has gold thread running through it) onto my kraft card base, then stitched the stamped image on top.
showing the shimmer!
I then finished it off with some green fiber from Basic Grey.

I'd like to enter it into two challenges ...

Gingersnap Creations GC136 - Glorious Greens
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #15 - Monochromatic Plus One Other Colour (Green & Gold)

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Suze xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, love this, terrific work! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Lovely piece of collage Suze. Dianne.

Jenni's Jems said...

Think you have found your forte this is gorgeous, love the stitching and the colours x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, great background, images and colors :) Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Victoria said...

This is really inspiring me to get out sewing machine out and have a play. Showstopper of a creation!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous collage, the stitching is a perfect touch to the framing.
Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Suze, fabulous card, !! Love the stitching and the great use of tissue paper. Glorious greens and glorious card too !


Von said...

Good for you Susie :) such a wonderful mixed media card
Von x♥x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. This looks fantastic.
Regards Florence x

emilysnan said...

hiya suze , i just love this card x it is so interesting with all thats going on x i love adding stitching to my cards but now i am going t try sewing elements onto my cards too...ahh haaa !! x tfs

Julia S-W said...

Love, love that bird! Gorgeous colours and detailing with the embossing on the crown. I haven't used stitching on my cards yet. . . . after this I can feel the sewing machine coming out! Juliax

Aileen said...

Very impressive Suze. Love all the different textures and fab sewing. x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A beautiful card. The addition of the sewing really brings something to it, framing the image and also creating extra texture.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous love the colours too, Gay x
p.s I've emailed you about the linky tool :0) x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful creation. Great image and I love the sparkle on the crown. Brilliant touch with the green fibers.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this to bits Suze! It looks very touchable and the bird and crown look very shimmery. Vicky x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Suze, I love your shimmery bird and your colour scheme x

Neet said...

This is gorgeous Suze, love the images you have used and the colour scheme. Bet it is absolutely stunning in real life.
I have not tried stitching on a card yet, but am going away for a week with some stitchers so no doubt they will get me sewing.
Good Luck with this card - I think it is ab fab!
Hugs, Neet xx

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful project, i love the bird stamp and all the shimmer. Great idea to use the green fibres too. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Cathryn said...

I really love this card - its brilliant and so Stampington.

Fliss said...

A gorgeous card Suze. Wonderful stamping and love the vintage, shabby style too.
Thanks so much for joining in with the FSC monochrome +1 challenge.
Fliss x