Monday, 25 August 2008

Papertake Weekly *A Stitch In Time* & Sarah Kay Sketch Challenges


I've made this card for two challenges - the Sarah Kay sketch challenge (great sketch BTW), and also the Papertake Weekly challenge which was A Stitch in Time.

I have been really nervous in the past about getting my sewing machine out for my cards, but when papertake weekly set this challenge, I thought it was time I braved it, and this is what I came up with! I watercoloured a sarah kay image, dug out some papers, K&Co and some others, and then followed the sketch, layering and stitching as I went. I really enjoyed trying a new stitch, and am really pleased with the results. I don't think the photo does it justice, and the greeting is a bit dodgy, but I wasn't sure what greeting to use. I didn't want to do just an ordinary happy birthday or whatever (like I ALWAYS do), so thought I'd try something different with my SU words stamp set.

Hope you like!!

22 comments:

Cuchy said...

You've done a good use to your sewing machine! You should use it more. Beautiful card and colours. M.Carmen

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mueppi said...

Your card is lovely!
I like your colouring!
Hugs Gisela

Moni said...

a beautiful card.. great colours

Stempelfrosch said...

A wonderful work! Really beautiful!
Lg Stempelfrosch Anke

steph said...

Gorgeous card! I wanted to use my machine too but it's in the loft and hubby didn't get it out in time!lol The image looks great! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Jilli said...

Wow! what a stunning card! Jillix

Kim Piggott said...

This is so lovely, I love your soft colours and your stitching is fab.
kim x

Tonniece said...

Awesome card, I love it.
You did a fab job on the stitching too.

Deborah said...

Great card, great layout!

Madge said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your card is absolutely stunning, such detail, wow. Brilliant.

Sue said...

lovely card with fab colour combo:)

sue
xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is so beautiful lovely colours ad you did great with your sewing machine
Hugs jacqui x

JANE CARROLL said...

great card - love the subtle colours

hugs jane x

Bev said...

It's gorgeous!! Love the soft muted colours and the beautiful papers!
hugs Bev x

Rach said...

fabulous card love the stitching detail...wonderful. hugs rachxx

Kim said...

Lovely Work Kimx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is fabulous Jenny and you've done an amazing job with all the stitching, Hugs, Nikki x

LOUISE said...

Awesome card, love the stitching! Louise x

Karen from PA said...

This is such a sweet card. I love the colors and the image, so pretty.

Heather said...

hi Jenny, this is gorgeous! Love the papers and the image is fab
hugs

Kathy said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch!! Your colors are fabulous and your stitching looks perfect!!
:)Kathy