Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weaving.....

With paper that is!!! I am not sure why, but sometimes while showering, or laying in bed, I get these sudden creative inspirations! Am I just weird, or does this happen to you too? I had this idea to take my strips of paper and create a cool weaved background. I know this idea isn't new, but it was one I hadn't tried. I pulled out some Basic Grey papers and cut them into narrow strips. I taped all the horizontal strips down to my crafting table. I took each vertical strip and weaved away! When I was finished I taped it down to a piece of card stock and used my sewing machine to stitch around the perimeter of it.



The image is the Home Sweet Home set by Crafty Secrets. I colored it in with my Copics. I also stamped the key and cut that out. I cut the key in half and tucked it under my vintage button. The ribbon is some pretty pink/cream silk that I ordered off M & J Trims. (Internet company I found that has great trims!!!)
My son enjoyed reading all of your well wishes......especially the ones that told him how cute he was! Thanks for making his day!
And just to share.....he was so proud that one of the girls in his class made him a homemade birthday card..........ahhhhhhhh 12.......let the fun begin........puberty, here we come!

20 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wow....this absolutely fabulous...the weaving is spectacular!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow this is awesome, love that weaving and your colouring is just perfect, thanks for sharing this fabulous creation with us
Hugs Jacqui x

Jocelyn said...

I have done this once before and loved the effect!!! Your card is STUNNING!!! I just love the colors that you used to weave!!!! Inspirations happen in the strangest places!!! I had one the other day while taking a shower :))))) Have a Terrific Thursday!

Marlou said...

what a fabulous piece of artwork!! gorgeous Michelle :) x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

That's just beautiful, Michele!

Allison said...

Gorgeous Michele...this looks like it took an age (you stitched too!). I wanna go live in that little image...too cute!

Alex said...

WOW!!! Michele, this is AMAZING, girl - love the rich colors, and the accents are gorgeous!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tracy.H said...

Wow! So beautiful! :0)

Christi said...

Wow girl!! This is amazing!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The weaving looks great as a background.

I tried this quite some time ago. To save time, I ran my patterned paper through the paper shredder. It gave very narrow but even strips in just seconds. The weaving was time consuming though!

Pam said...

So pretty, love the weaving and the gorgeous flower!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW!!! Fabulous card,I love the weaved background!!

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty! Who would have thought to weave the paper? I love it! I love how you attached the key to the flower

Stamp and Smile said...

AWWW... your card is just fantastic! Fun colors and the weaving is pricless!! :) I too get ideas when I go to bed... I get a brain storm going... So you are not alone! LOL :)

Rose Ann said...

Your weaving looks amazing!!! I love that sweet and perfectly colored cottage, and the flower and charm as well!!

Rach said...

wow this is a fabulous card such wonderful details.xx

Jess said...

Wow, gorgeous card! I love the paper weaving you did and the cute little house stamp.

Ruby said...

Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a fab comment about my card. Thanks too for the help with the pics, I can see yours have come out really well so I will definately try that trick! Thanks for taking the time to write, I really appreciate it. I'm new to blogging and I never really know if people are actually reading anything I write!!! I love this card and the way you have coloured in using copics. I keep reading about them, I might have to hunt them down over here in the UK x

Nettie said...

I love this backing Michelle, also the colouring on the image is beautiful ;o)

Gabriela said...

I adore this woven card. It's nothing short of spectacular! Thanks for the tip on M & J Trim. I wish they had the ivory silk in stock, but I'll be patient. Love your work!