Friday, July 17, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #108: A Stitch in Time


Good day!

The challenge for this Friday was to use stitching on our project. You'll have to look closely to find it on my even though the stitching was one of the first things I did! Sometimes less is more?

My first inspiration was to use my Woodgrain background stamp again. This time you can see it! I then used dry wall tape and my Basic Black marker to add the stitch marks around the background. This is one of the fantastic (and super easy) techniques you can find in the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I've mentioned it before and I've been a subscriber for a very long time. Also, Pat (the founder) is a Blogger's Challenge member! There's a link to the TJ site on my sidebar.

Another fun technique that also created a stitched look was to run a piece of the solid Soft Suede DSP through the Big Shot with the new Perfect Details Texture plate. Using the sanding block gently over it shows the white highlights. That's why you use the DSP instead of plain cardstock as the DSP has a white core and our cardstock is solid, pure color!

My next inspiration was to use this sketch from the Mojo Monday blog. Isn't it a fun one?


Please be sure to see what the other BC members stitched up this week with this challenge!

Happy Friday!


17 comments:

Kerry D-C said...

Fabulous country card, Lisa!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

I have this stamp set on my "list". I love it and how you used it with the Woodgrain and faux stitching!

Rachel Hope said...

Fun! Love the woodgrain and the embossing...great card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Great card Lisa. Love the layout and the Faux stitches...

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful card. I love the background stamp you used (can't wait for mine to get here) and the layout is fabulous. Your stitching looks great too.

Connie said...

Oh...I'm glad to see that Woodgrain stamp! Guess it will go on my list now...great job with your challenge! Love it.

Basement Stamper said...

cute, love the country feel of the cards and the image/sentiment are great!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Lisa - love your faux stitches and your sanded texturz plate!

Lisa said...

Great card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fantastic card Lisa! Love the woodgrain! You're stitching turned out great too! :D

Claudia said...

wow what a great card! And look at all those new goodies you've used!

Lori said...

The woodgrain background is a perfect match for those images. And thanks for sharing how you used the solid DSP--sanding it is a great idea!

Robin Merriman said...

This is beautiful,Lisa! I love all your details and that background is perfect for these images!

Selene Kempton said...

this is too darn cool! I love it!

Margaret R said...

Your card is full of country charm!! Love the layout, colors and your stitching adds so much!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with this challenge!! Love that new wook grain background stamp, I need to get mine out and ink it up!!

Chrissy D said...

This is wonderful! I love the woodgrain and faux stitching too! TFS!