Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exploring New Colors

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts Today and Always Cling Stamp Ink: Memento Dandelion and London Fog markers Paper: House of 3: Trellis, Bazzill Flintstone and Coconut Swirl, yellow was from scraps Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, pewter pearl gems, Janome sewing machine, Offray pewter ribbon, slot punch, Rectangle Nestabilities

I just love sketch challenges. I don't have a lot of time to stamp, and sketches give me that first stepping stone to get my card started. I am able to find stamps, embellishments, etc. that will work for the sketch and off I go! This is SC323.

So I went a little bit out of my comfort zone for color on this one, but I saw the paper at Archiver's and thought I would give it a try! I really like this color combo! Thankfully the paper was double sided, and that worked out great for this challenge! I also broke out the sewing machine!! I needed to do something to jazz up the seams of this card, and I even had some grey thread! It was meant to be! I did some practice runs, and went for it! I love the look of sewing on a card! If I was able to keep my machine out, and remember how to wind bobbins, and all of the other steps to get ready to use the machine, I would probably use it more often! :) I also wanted to try something different to embellish the focal sentiment. I have been seeing the double layer border punched edges on cards, so I thought that would be fun to try. Glad I did! Sometimes it is hard to step out of my comfort zone, but it is fun to try new things too! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gosh Terri, you just get better and better! Beautiful card, dear friend!!!

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colors, it just yells fun!
    Love the stitching!!!

  3. What a fun card... love all the elements! Your stitching is the perfect addition to this great sketch! Beautiful work my friend!

  4. Very pretty Terri!! I like the colors!! I wish I could stitch!! Maybe I need to practice!!

  5. I really like the color combo. Your stitching looks awesome!