Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a Note

I can't believe the March Hero Arts Blog Challenge is almost over. Where did the time go?

Here is another card using the lovely Hydrangea stamp. It is quickly becoming a new favorite! This time I used Crackle Accents on the flower and leaves after coloring. I chose the sentiment to go with the Aged Sheet Music background and it fit just right. I also threw in some machine stitching since I'm on speaking terms with my sewing machine again!

Here is a close-up showing the crackle finish on the flower:

Stamp(s): Hero Arts (K5193 Flower Word Pattern, K5376 Hydrandgea, CL342 Everyday Sayings); Cornish Heritage Farms (Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock)
Ink(s): Hero Arts (Cerulean); ColorBox (Charcoal); Memories (White); Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Paper(s): Hero Arts (Powder & Cerulean Folded Cards); The Paper Company (Kraft)
Other: Copic Markers (Assorted); Ranger (Crackle Accents); Machine-Stitching

Speaking of sewing machine, here is another project I have been working on, a stuffed kitty. It is almost done except for the face and stitching up the back. I didn't fully understand the "dart seam" in the rear end so that came out a bit funny. If any of you sew maybe you can help me figure it out for next time!

Thanks for looking! Comments are appreciated!



Anonymous said...

Love your card Joy - the flower is beautiful! And that stuffed kitty is soooo cute!!

donna mikasa said...

Another gorgeous hydrangea card! I want that stamp so badly!!!! And I love your kitty! Maybe you can stitch the butt closed by hand--at least it has a tail!

Dawn T said...

Fabulous colouring and cutting Joy. Love the colour and the crackle looks amazing. I laughed as I had used exactly the same sentiment on my Hydrangea card

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card Joy and the crackle effect looks amazing on the hydrangea! Your little kitty is so cute!

Unknown said...

Simply lovely I really need to get that stamp. The cat turned out cut to. I wish I could sew like that. Thanks for sharing

Tiffany Ervin said...

Can't wait to see your finished little kitty!! Makes me want to do some more hand stitching projects....I love the brilliance and gloss on your hydrangea, beautiful card!

Jill said...

That stuffed animal is super cute and your card...knock your socks off beautiful! WOW!

Godelieve said...

Totally gorgeous card. Cute stuffed kitty :)

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