Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 113

The Fabric of Our Lives

 That's the theme our hostess, Dorcas,  has chosen for Mo's Challenge this week. I had a couple of ideas, but settled on using "Trudy's Party Dress" and making her a little cotton apron.

I can only give general instructions, because my cards are always 5" x 7",  and I think most of you do smaller cards. I measured her waist and how long I wanted the apron to be then tripled the waist measurement and added a little to the length to allow for a hem. I cut out a rectangle of fabric following those measurements, hemmed the bottom and sewed a basting stitch along the top. It was than gathered to fit her waist, and  a length of ribbon  was sewed along the top to cover the basting and act as the ties. I had cut out and mounted the image on the DP, so slits were cut for the ties, which were then pushed through to the back and secured with tape. I used narrow double-sided tape to secure the apron to her dress and added the satin ribbon rose for decoration. I think she turned out cute, and will probably do this again.

Images: "Trudy Party Dress" from Mo's Digital Pencil, SU! Sentiment from "Short & Sweet" 

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Black ink pad, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die and Shape-abilities Parisian die,  Xacto knife

Papers: SU! Blush Blossom and Brocade Blue, Neenah smooth white, "Posey" digital DP from Raspberry Road

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Grosgrain ribbon, Ribbon rose, Gathered lace

Let's see what you'll do with this fun challenge! The DT has lots of different ideas and plenty of inspiration to get you going!

More in Pink & Blue

 These cards don't have fabric on them, but they are in the same color scheme!

Images: "Take Me Away" from Tiddly Inks and Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folders, MS  branch punch, NS Embossing leaf punch set, Sponge dauber

Papers: SU! Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Coral, Neenah smooth white
Embellishments: Gathered lace, Gingham ribbon, Flowers, Pearl sprays, and pearl cabochons

Images: "Silver  Fairy" from Wee Stamps, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Clear star dust pen

Papers: SU! Turquoise, Orchid, Neenah smooth white, DP from stash

Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Satin gingham ribbon, Wing charm, Pearl cabochons

 Thanks for dropping by!


Debbie said...

How adorable that you used Trudy and put fabric on for her dress, or should I say cute is that... I love it... and as for pink and blue... love that as well..


Gretha said...

I love your creations in these colors, it makes them soft and sweet.
Hugs Gretha

Pat said...

Oh Elaine...I can't take my eyes off if this adorable card! Trudy is so stinkin' cute to start with...your coloring is gorgeous!...and that little apron is positively INSPIRED! (Wish I'd thought of it! hehehe!) I love it!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Dorcas said...

Elaine, that apron was pure GENIUS!! WOw, I 100% love it!!

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Elaine, the apron is such a lovely idea!
hugs, Alina

Carole said...

Beautiful card Elaine and I too love the apron, wonderful 3D effect. Thanks so much for visiting me. Carole

Cynthia said...

Trudy's little apron is adorable, Elaine! Great idea for this week's challenge. Your coloring is also fabulous.

Iulia said...

Wonderful delicate sweet cards Elaine, all in your unique elegant style! I just love the way you added Trudy's apron with pleats and all; how clever! They are all absolutely adorable!
In case I don't drop in by Christmas I want to wish you all the best for these holidays and lots of good health and beautiful things for 2012!
Big hugs, Iulia

Matawi said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!
I haven't made many cards yet, so it's great to hear such a comment!

How beautifull is that dress, what a great idea!!!
I also love the one with the bath!

Have nice holidays and all the best for 2012!