Thursday, March 11, 2010

Food inspired sketch

I don't know what's gotten into me lately...this sketch seems to bring out the "bright" in me. LOL I loved working with this Mojo sketch, found HERE, so much earlier this week, that I thought I'd use it again with the CCEE Food Inspiration challenge found HERE. I was inspired by the colors. I'm surprising myself.

When I saw this sweet Maya Road Sewing Machine image at CHA, I just had to have it. I LOVE to sew on my cards....paper...not fabric. Who can figure out patterns? I mean, REALLY? LOL
Sew....... (sorry, couldn't help myself), I thought I'd use a variety of different sewing ideas. First, I hauled out my JustRite set Stitched with Love, because I knew it would work beautifully with the Sew Cute Singleton set by Maya Road.
And I didn't stop there. I was on a roll. Cosmo Cricket has a fantastic "sewing" paper line called Material Girl, and Maya Road has some fabulous sewing themed chipboard pieces called Sew Cute Mini-chipboard. That's where I got my scissors. I just sponged Vintage Photo Distress ink all over the scissors, stamped Brilliance Graphite black over the handles, and colored the blades with a silver Spica Pen. I love the look!! The sewing machine was inked up first with Versamagic's Sahara Sand, and then I rock-n-rolled some Jumbo Java to give it a bit of dimension. The heart was colored with a red Spica pen.

I wanted to have some fun with the sewing, so I added a variety of stitches around the borders: a blanket, a zig-zag, and a straight stitch. And finally, I added a PTI button, and some silk ribbon to the scissors.

Now, we'd love to have you join us in our CCEE challenge. It's always fun to see what people take from inspirations...whether it be shapes, textures, patterns, or colors. Head on over to our CCEE Stamper's blog for all the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Happy Stamping!!

18 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Tosh, these are some fabulous colors and images! Love your special finishing touches! Terric card!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Tosh, this is "sew" FABRIC-TASTIC! I love all the sewing-themed details, and how cool that you had dp and all those embellishments to coordinate. Your real stitches are perfection, too. Mebbe Bertie should buy one of those little craft sewing machines so she can learn to sew, too, huh?
Sweet and pretty card, my friend!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is THE coolest card with that JR set. Awesome embellishments! I love how you have the ribbon hanging from the scissors and that you used both straight and zig-zag stitching. Seriously, girl...WOWWWWIE!

Joanne (jojot) said...

as we speak I have a mini sewing machine in a UPS truck somewhere heading in my direction.....hope it works as beautifully as yours does....and of course, I hope I can find room for it in the stamp cave...lol

anyhoooooo....sewing has been a part of my life forevah....my mom made my clothes until I started making my own....I have made many quilts as gifts and for myself in years gone by.....so I can truly appreciate the theme of this card...which....making a long story short is absolutely fabulous...your colors are fab as well

have a great day, gf
hugs
SS

Michelle said...

Well I have to say I am LOVING the bright that it's bringing out in you! Ha! Fabulous card, every tiny detail is perfect! And I gotta say those scissors look SO REAL the way you inked them! Love it, Tosh!

Kim said...

Love the scissors and scissors paper! Cool sewing themed card, Tosh!

jan said...

Great card!! Love the sewing, the scissors, the color, everything!!

Gabriela said...

Tosh - the brighter colors really seem to suit you. Those scissors are incredibly realistic. I do believe you've outdone yourself. The impeccable stitching on all those panels really adds detail and interest. A+, my dear.

Stephanie Kraft said...

OMG! This is just fabulous, Tosh!! Love the little sewing machine with the heart, the JR sentiment, your embellishments AND all the FUN stitching!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So fun Tosh, wonderful job.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my goodness, this is just darling, Tosh! Love it!

StampOwl said...

fabulous card, Tosh ... love the colors and the image

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE this sewing card Tosh! what wonderful stitches, papers and images - this is just adorable!

Carolyn King said...

perfect...you selected the perfect dp and accents for this card! love it to pieces!

Conniecrafter said...

sew cute ;) neat layout and papers, just love the ribbon in the scissors

Anonymous said...

This sew cute. I always love the stitching on your cards. Great colors and sweet stamps. What a neat idea to hang the ribbon on the scissors.

Shirley

Rose Ann said...

This is so darling, Tosh...and I love all of your wonderful sewing!! Your little scissors snipping the ribbon is such a fun accent too!!

Deborah Anton said...

So fabulous! All that stitching.... love it!

 
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