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May Challenge: Sewing/Stitching
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This month’s theme is anything that has sewing or stitching. Now time to get to work, you have the entire month of May to stitch & sew. Use stamps, stencils, dies, hand stitch, use a machine or use a pen to create your sewing or stitching techniques. Create 1 or 2 projects that are cards, layouts, home decor, or anything that is homemade by you. Click the link above for more info and to see some samples from the SIG Designers Team.
If you know me and those that don't, know I don’t sew or stitch anything. So, for my project I got creative and chose a dry embossing folder with faux stitching and a button and twine to represent sewing/stitching. The stitching on this reminded me of the pinking shears my mom used when she was making us Easter outfits, when we were little kids. I sanded and distressed it to make the stitching whiter and to pop. And as some of you know, I design for two teams, Scrap It Girl and Eat Cake Graphics, so I combined them both to create this adorable card.
I love pattern paper and chose this argyle Halloween paper to mimic tile flooring in a kitchen, because I love to reuse holiday paper in other ways. I stamped the sentiment and went over it with a black glitter pen to make it sparkle and adhered to the card.
I stamped her on white watercolor paper and a second time on teal polka dot pattern paper. I cut out her dress and bow and glued them to the white image. I colored her hair and skin with watercolor crayons and added some sparkle to her and her outfit with glitter pens. She comes with an empty plate, so you can add anything on it and I colored it in with a clear glitter pen. I had a tiny cupcake stamp I stamped on patter pattern, colored it in, cut it out, and adhered to the plate. It’s off centered so I wouldn’t cover up Abagail's adorable face. Adhered her to the card and tied a bow through the button and adhered to the card.
Now go and upload your creations and let’s see what you can make. Then don't forget to check back with "Scrap It Girl" on June 1st to see if you won! Or if follow me on "My Kraft Kloset" in your "networkedblogs" you'll get the email announcing the winner too! Not a follower yet, check the right sidebar to join us. And link all your favorite blogs in one place.
Good luck! ~Kim
Supplies used: Canson watercolor paper; Echo Park Apothecary Emporium argyle Pattern paper; Little Yellow Bicycle teal paper; Stampin Up Designer Series polka dot pattern paper; Eat Cake Graphics Stamp: 1021-F, Abagail's too late for cake; Versafine ony x black ink; Stampin Up sentiment stamp; Stampin Up watercolor crayons & Blender pen; Stamps by Judith & Heather-cupcake stubbie; Spica Atyou glitter pens: pink, gold, clear, silver, and black; Sizzix Big Shot; Cuttlebug Embossing folder- pinking stitch; Sizzix square framelits; Making Memories sanding block (soft grit sand paper will work too);
Doodlebug Button; AC premium Twine; and Tombow multi liquid glue (green/white bottle)