Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Creative Inspirations - Real or Faux Stitching Challenge
Good evening,well its time for another Creative Inspirations Challenge and this time you need to use real or faux stitching on your card. I decided to use my Stampin'Up! set Lovely as a Tree,I thought this stamp would look fab with faux stitching and I am really happy with how it turned out.I have used watercolour paper that I have spritzed lightly with water and then stamped on the image so it bleeds and smudges a little,you then need to let it dry before using it.I can't quite remember the name of the technique,but I have made a few cards with it and love the result.The sentiment idea came from Teneale Williams,she pops the middle part up with 3d foam squares.....it is hard to see but does look really good.So join in on the challenge and have a look at the other DT members fantastic work for some more inspiration,and you could win this weeks prize of a selection of sparkle ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.Well must go still working on my 50 thankyou cards in between spending time with my girls and household duties.Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Lovely as a Tree and Whiff of Joy Sentiment
Ink - Stampin'Up! Not Quite Navy
Papers - Stampin'Up! Bella Bleu DP,Kraft,Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla c/s and Watercolour paper
Accessories - Stampin'Up! Scallop Edge punch,EK Success Fleur De Lis punch,Paper Piercer and White Gel Pen

24 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous card! I love the blue trees they are so effective! the stitching finishes it off so well! simple yet very elegant card!

Hugs Juls

Karen.C said...

Oh My stunning colours together and that Fluer De Lis punch is to die for, when I come to visit you may need to check my bag when I leave.lovin you work.

Karen xo

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp image! Hugs, moni

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Cheryl! xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Stunning, love the layers, the colors and the border!!!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Cheryl. A gorgeous scene and I have been thinking about that border punch, now I know lol
Clairex

Andie's Space said...

This is beautiful. I really like the effects you have used. It has very sophisticated, yet romantic feel. I can't even tell whether you have use real or faux stitching! Will definitely join in. I have not done for a while, but I like sewing on my cards & I don't do it often enough.
Regards,
Andie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Cheryl your card is so very gorgeous!
Wonderful colours and love your beautiful design and detail!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Cheryl,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

LINDA said...

Simply GORGEOUS!! Love it..Great border punch..And the colors are wonderful..
Hugs, Linda

Kellie said...

WOW Cheryl this is just absolutely stunning, so elegant, love it! xx.

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow cheryl what a beautiful card. I love the punch and the DP is just gorgeous with the blue trees. Great job.
mwah
Trace

Bev said...

Absolutley gorgeous! Wow, this is so classy and elegant sweetie, love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Cheryl!! I love that dp and the colors and design are awesome. This is so gorgeous!!! Very Elegant!

I have to do this challenge this week. Actually I have done it and didn't know it since I have stiched most of my cards.

Debbie Pamment said...

Stunning card!! Love the "smudged" look - gorgeous!
xXx

Rach said...

wow Cheryl
what a fantastic card,
so elegant, love the papers and details you have added.
Hugs. Rachxx

Alicia said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love your special effects. Good luck with the Thank you cards. What a huge effort!
Alicia xx

Claudia Rosa said...

oh how wonderful this card is dear Cheryl. love the punched border with the image
hugs
claudia

cats whiskers said...

Wow how classy is this card, what an awesome stamper you are, this is just so elegant dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely creation! I have this set and have yet to ink it up. But, I am certainly inspired after seeing your lovely card....Abby:)

LINDA said...

I have a little something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Lil Sis said...

This is lovely - love the slightly smudged effect you have created, I tried this once it so didn't work my image of what was a cute cat ended up looking like it had been chasing mice through hedgegrows!!!!!

Lovely punch as well.

Beccy xx

Cheryl said...

Simply wonderful! An all time favorite set.

Kerry (Kez) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! What more can I say? TFS

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