Sunday, February 13, 2011
GCA #124 - Oh Sew Sweet!!!
Hello all!!! In my neck of the woods in Michigan we are having a brilliantly beautiful and warm day for February!!! Maybe spring is really on the way??
Seems like everywhere you look right now, some type of sewing is showing up in stamping. SU! has a new suite, Oh Sew Suite, in the Occasions mini. Now, I don't sew, but I have to say I love the new fabric SU! is carrying and the dsp in this mini. The sewing stamps are adorable, but not for me. That doesn't mean that I can't still be part of the sewing craze with other products!!
So, for this week, you need to incorporate some type of sewing reference on your creation. Whether you use dsp, fabric or actual sewing stamps, just show us your love of sewing!
My card is actually one we are making for stamp club today. The dsp, Sweet Stitches, is a delightful and fun pack to play with. At first I thought some of the patterns, and colors, were a little too bold for me, but if you break them down into smaller pieces, they work!
I used Wild Wasabi for my card base and layered with So Saffron and Tangerine Tango. The sewing machine side of the dsp was cut into strips and then layered over the lighter Wasabi pattern piece layer. This is also our technique card for this month: Inlaid Embossing and Sanded DSP. The dsp layers were put through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing folder and then the sewing machine strip was lightly sanded over to remove some of the colors.
Not much stamping on this card, as I wanted the dsp to show off. I really like the piece of lighter Tangerine with the dress pattern girl and wanted that as more of my main image. The sentiment was stamped in black staz on, from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I ran a piece of the cork sheets using the Daisy die, for the embellishment. The button is from the new pack in the Occasions mini, Sweet Stitches. A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta is tied through it. Leaves punched from the bird punch finish it off.
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by February 19, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA124 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!