Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 'Sewing: Real or Faux'

Hello and welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week's challenge is 'Sewing: Real or Faux', simply make a card or project that incorporates some type of sewing on your card and at least one digital image. Our sponsor this week is Designed to Delight and they are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to their store to one lucky randomly chosen winner.

To make my card, I used the Designed 2 Delight digital image 'Love a Latte'. The set comes with several different sentiments, but I wanted to use the image for a Christmas Card, so I created my own sentiment using my computer. I printed the image twice, first on Kraft Card Stock, then on White. I colored the white image out, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals. The main image panel is also popped up. I chose to use 'Faux Stitching' on my card, only because I was currently working on a real sewing project and was too lazy to change my thread and bobbin on my sewing machine. LOL! So, I used a white paint pen, and faux stitched around the main image. The paper is Basic Grey 'Jovial Paper Pad'. Here is a close up so you can see the main image and the faux stitching better.

If you'd like to play along with us this week, simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blinkie in my side bar and it will take you directly to the Challenge Site with further instructions.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. I like the "stitching". It adds to the homey feel of the warm colors, flannel prints and cocoa. I think it would have been a challenge to get real stitching to come out neatly on that challenging shape so faux stitching was the way to go even if you did have the right color thread in your machine.

    Many many years ago when I worked at a fabric store I had to sew samples for the store. I had to do them in store (because our state had a "no work-at-home" policy for sewing, knitting, etc) so my manager was always looking over my shoulder. She would insist that if the fabric changed color, the thread had to change color to match. I was once stitching up one of those pre-printed pillow projects of a pumpkin which had orange, green, white and black on it - all on one stitching line. It was a pillow, and for a sample that wouldn't get used, but she made me switch out colors every few inches - upper and bobbin thread. What a pain. So after that, I decided that the right color for my personal projects was whatever was in the machine when I sat down to sew :-)

  2. So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Beautiful job, Amy! I do love this card!


  4. This is so pretty, Amy! I love how rustic it feels.

  5. It's beautiful Amy. I almost chose this set too!
    Love your faux stitching. The double stitched ribbon fits perfectly too!

  6. It's BEAUTIFUL!! I love how your "sewing" matches the ribbon! Beautifully done!

  7. This card makes me feel all warm and cosy!

  8. Stunning one! love how you combined the papers and placed the image in craft, what a beautiful creation! thanks for sharing it, hugs,

  9. Hi Amy~

    This is such a lovely card. It makes me want to wrap up in a flannel wrap and drink hot cocoa!

    I love the different fabrics you used, and the hearts and the double stitched bow are wonderful details for this card. Your faux stitching sure looked real to me!

    I think your coloring is really very well done. I love the different colors in the cup. Details...you are all about them!

    Thanks for sharing!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  10. Looooove that combo of papers with the hot chocolate and kraft. BEAUTIFUL!

  11. this is just wonderful Amy! I love the warm colors & papers...reminds me of a cozy country winter! Love it!
    hugs & blessings!

  12. Amy, this is so very nice. The colors are so comforting. Love the image you chose and stitching around it.

  13. Hi Amy,
    Love your cute card!
    Hugs Anneke


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