Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mo's Challenge # 118

You Old Sew and Sew!

Pat Frank has chosen our theme for this week, and her challenge is for us to create a card or project using stitching.  You can either haul out your sewing machine, sew by hand, or do faux stitching with a marker or gel pen. I love to sew on cards, but this time I used a marker and faked it!

I used Mo's adorable little Romani (Gypsy)  girl, "Georgia" for my card.  I used colors and embellishments that I feel are reminiscent of their  culture. It was by chance that I found ribbon in my stash that perfectly  matched the way I had colored the trim on her vest! I wish that I had given her a darker skin tone for more authenticity. I may darken it before I put the card out for sale.
The little hand-painted pottery basket was made in Czechoslovakia. 

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn border die, SU! thin black marker, Small note and heart punches, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Wild Wasabi and Real Red, Neenah smooth white, Cosmo Cricket DP
Embellishments: Ribbon, Assorted flowers

We'd love to see what you'll do with one of Mo's images and some stitching! 
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Thanks for dropping by!


Carla S. said...

I love your card, Elaine! The papers and embellies are so beautiful and cheerful! Wonderful image and coloring!

Dorcas said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Elaine!! LOve it!

Country Mouse said...

This is adorable!!! Love that image! Such a happy card!!!

Debbie said...

Elaine, such great colors making it so bright and cheery which is perfect for you little gypsy!!!


Pat said...

I so want to visit your house someday, Elaine! You always have the best little "extras" to include with your photos! I love this little card...the colors are perfect!! And, speaking of perfect...even your FAUX STITCHING is perfectly straight! Seriously? Are you magic?! Take a look at mine...they're all wonky! LOL!! Your coloring is always!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Sue said...

Hi Elaine
aww a gorgeous card, awesome colouring,beautiful embelies & design, sue,x

Kim said...

I love this! Did you just cut her halfway out? That is brilliant, would have never thought to do that!

Cathy said...

Oh Elaine, I do love Georgia, You have colored her beautifully and the embellishments and stitching are wonderful.

fairysparkle said...

Elaine this card is so pretty and i love
the papers so bright and colourful.I love
little music notes x

Dawn B. said...

Your title cracked me up.. This is so sweet. I don't have a steady enough hand to faux stitch.. Great card Elaine.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Perfect colors for celebrating. I love your card and the title made me giggle. You're little note taker and friend Big Foot are cuties.