Sunday, 2 May 2010

All Sewn Up!

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend. True to form it has been bucketing it down, and as I type this Saturday evening the noise from the rain is overwhelming as it drums against the windows. Lets hope the rain lets up just a little so we can get out there and soak up a few rays.

It is the Sunday challenge on our digi stamp challenge blog, if you have any of the Charmed downloads then please pop over and join us, we would really love to see your work.The lovely Nicole set the challenge this week and she wants to see some stitching, any stitching, plus one of our downloads of course.

Now I was in a hurry and just didn't have the time to colour in an image, so I decided to use a compilation of images from our Pixie download bundles that I had made some time ago. This is already coloured in so all I did was print it out. I made a number of these "compilations" and will be giving them to anyone who has purchased both the Pixie bundles, all you have to do is email through your order numbers and I will email the scenes to you.

The stitching here is on the right-hand side where I used raffia ribbon to produce a stitch-like border. I also added a little faux stitching, some of which I glittered with gold dust.

This was an incredibly economical and quick card to make. Here are products used:
Images from our Pixie collections. I used images already coloured.
Plain cardstock for card and matting, and a bit of scrap brown patterned paper for the stitched border.
Gold dust
Raffia, Leaf gems and Pearls - TOP TIP: Colour white pearls with a brown marker pen for instant golden pearls. Use the appropriate hue for the depth of colour you require.

Leaves cut with a Martha Stewart border punch
Holes for my raffia stitching was done with a Martha Stewart Ribbon Threader Border Punch.

Please ignore the white pearls you see above the card in the top right-hand corner - that's another story and they are not part of the card LOL

Thank you for visiting the Charmed corner of the web. Remember that if you have purchased our Pixie bundles you can get the scene I used above by emailing me HERE (we will need your order numbers).



pinky said...

Isn't this just gorgeous, I used one of these scenes yesterday on my card but this just makes mincemeat out of it lol. Thanks for the tip on getting gold pearls.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Karen
This is just so stunning and so beautiful. Great scene and an fantastic card. Great colors and the tip about the pearls, thank you.
Wish you a great sunday.
Hugs *Gunn*