Friday, January 9, 2009

A Sketch Challenge

The card that I have to show you today is based on a sketch from “Our Creative Corner”. It has been a very very long time since I participated in a challenge.
At first I thought I would use some gorgeous earthy papers that Steph sent me, but then as I drew the flowers I inked them up, the papers and the flowers didn’t seem to belong together.

I am becoming a fan of stitching, and as I am still scared to use a sewing machine because of one terrible childhood memory, I thought I would just stick to hand stitching for now. Well you can see the irregularity amongst the stems and the border because I stitched by hand. That would have been better if only my piercing was good enough! LOL I pierce with a fat needle and have to mark the line where i have to pierce, always goes wrong!


Cassie said...

This is beautiful! I love the rich colors that you used, and the stitching is fabulous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous, thanks for playing.

Dawn said...

It just amazes me how you create everything on your cards - your stitching is fabulous - that is one thing (apart from photoshop!! Hee Hee LOL!!) I just cannot do - I don't have the patience for it.
My mum sews all the time but not me I'm afraid!!!


Sharon said...

This is a great card. The stitching gives it a really whimisical feel. I can't believe that you draw your images! I wish I had that talent.

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful and those stitched stems just add that finishing touch to the creation. Hugs from Desire

Trudi said...

I still can't believe you draw most of your images, they're truly amazing! Your stitching just adds more character to the card.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuuuu! I am flippin my lid for your hand-stitching. It is SO incredible! I love the variations in it: PURE art. I find stitching the most meditative part of cardmaking now. Funny, hey? :O) Love these flowers: super stunners as usual!