Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Secrets DT Sewing Challenge!

Good morning! Today the Crafty Secret's DT has a challenge for you! Use sewing or sewing inspired images on your project! I chose this cute little gal from the, Thinking of You set. I colored her with my Copics and paper pieced the table. The papers are by Cosmo Cricket and Papertrey Ink. I used Spellbinder's Labels 16 and Classic Scalloped Squares, to cut the image and matte behind it. I like to hand stitch my cards a lot. Maybe because I don't have as much control with a sewing machine. (I think I am sewing machine challenged!) So hand stitching gives me more control and accuracy. I use several piercing templates to pierce where I want to stitch and then use a running stitch. It takes a bit of time, but it is so worth it! The stitches come out so even and straight!
I colored the cat twice and cut out the second image. He was placed on pop dots for extra dimension.

Sometimes it is these little touches that make a card really special..........
And here is what I use for sewing circular images or straight edges. Bazzill makes a whole line of stitching templates. HERE are the many that are available!
Want more inspiration? Be sure to visit the other DT members' blogs! Their projects are amazing!!!
Michele Kovack <----------------- Me! : )
*************************************************************************
Proud MAMA alert!!!! I know this will seem trite and insignificant to most......but if you know how hard my girl has to work at everything.....then you will understand my joy. I walked into Cort's room yesterday (She was on her tummy on the floor playing), and lo and behold she had taken her baby doll and stripped off all of her clothing. She has NEVER tried to change her dolly's clothes before. When I came in and told her how proud I was of her, she said in her cute little sing songy voice, "Pick out clothes for Gloria!" I could have just cried right there! So we did......we went through her dolly's wardrobe closet and picked out a cute Halloween dress for her. Cort helped dress her. She dragged that doll everywhere with her the rest of the night.
*sigh* my heart just doubled in size...............

22 comments:

Mimi said...

Lovely story about your little one! Thank you for sharing with us!

Riet said...

So wondeful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.
So sweet the stamp.

Hugs Riet.

The Hobby Collector said...

I'm not sure how to add a picture to my comment, so here is the link to my blog
http://thehobby-collector.blogspot.com/2010/10/marriage-of-my-hobbies.html
It's an exercise on adding beads to card-making. I have sewn on the beads around the boarder (used the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine to make the holes), and sewn on the garland at the top and bottom of the card.

Pam said...

Love your card Michelle, the faux stitching is perfect! Sweet stamp set too!

I can feel you beeming through the computer screen, proud moma indeed!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what a wonderful experience with your sweet daughter! It's amazing how the littlest things make us the happiest sometimes...although that's NOT a small thing!

Love your card, Michele! I haven't used that set yet, and I just love it! Beautiful job with the hand stitching, and your coloring is always just gorgeous!

Hope your day is wonderful...

Julie

Elaine A said...

Michele -

I love that card, it is so sweet! But I love your wonderful story about Cortney. God Bless her!

Elaine Allen

Vicki C said...

Oh... what a COOL thing Cort did!!! Awesome! You totally deserve the proud momma moment! Such a great thing to read!
Super darling card.. so loving the coloring and dimension.

Crystal said...

AWWW what a great story about you little one Michele..Proud mama for sure!! Your card is darling, love the image, papers and of course all your details..Beautiful!

Erin Smetak said...

What a wonderful story about your daughter!!!! That is awesome! I would be so proud too!!!!

Fabulous card! I love that image! Love your "faux sewing"! LOL! It is SO hard for me to do straight stitches! I like this alternative better!

Hugs!

Pieces of Home Designs said...

That is awesome Michelle! Proud mama for sure!

I just love the bright colors of this card! Simply gorgeous!

nancy said...

super cute! awesome stitching!!! I love stitching on paper!!! love how you pop-dotted the little cat for extra dimension!!! FAB!

Anonymous said...

Love your card Michelle, the colors are just beautiful... Your story was so sweet, they grow up so fast. Hugs Linda Duke

Heidi Blankenship said...

Michele, Love all the hand stitching on your card!! Beautiful job on your coloring! So Happy for you and Cort--what a proud moment!!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Ahhhaaa Michele, I love your sweet card and story about Cortney, both are wonderful!! Thanks for making this little stamp girl so darn cute!

Viola Mahr said...

Adorable card - I always loved cats and little girls! :)

And Michele, totally happy for your girl too. I've read quite abit about her here and I know you must be excited to see her growing in different ways! keeping her in my prayers.

Hugs,
Viola

Marlene (cards4u) said...

SO sweet to hear of your proud Mama moment and your card is precious: )

Peggy said...

Love the hand stitching and sweet image. God bless!

1CardCreator said...

Love the card Michelle, thanks for the sewing tip, my hand stitches are always irregular and I heard sewing machines bite, lol. Thanks for sharing your joy with Cort, sometimes it's the smallest victories we Mom's hold closest to our hearts. ~Diane

Amy Johnson said...

This is so adorable! I've never seen this image before! I love the hand stitching and the bow. And how exciting to hear about your daughter's accomplishment! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon in Arizona said...

cute, cute, cute - love this little girl and your coloring is beautiful - like the colors, too - thanks for sharing your story about Cort - brought tears to my eyes because I know how you felt - my grandson had a stroke at 15, coma for 3 weeks, had to learn EVERYTHING all over again and your story reminds me of the first words he spoke & first steps he took - I was overjoyed. big hugs to you and Cort - Sharon :o)

Noreen said...

It's heart warming to hear of your sweet daughter's progress. I'm so happy for you.

Marisa said...

Such a cute card.