Monday, 21 March 2011

Sew Simple

A combination of challenges for Monday with Simon Says Stamp and Show a WORD, The Sunday Stamper is DIECUTS, and a weekly colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe, inspiration picture below.
I had to hunt high and low in my craft goodies to find card stock in these colours, actually 2 hours in fact just hunting for card or paper LOL. 
I used Tim's Sewing Room die and Caged Bird die to create a simple sewing themed card.
Wings have been added to the bodice from the Heart Wings die which have been embossed and the raised areas coloured with Adirondack butterscotch ink.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye, "So Sophie" range, luckily a perfect match for this weeks colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe.
The flower is from Prima and the text at the top is from Oxford Impressions Dress Forms & Corsetry sheet of stamps, a favourite of mine at the moment.
Hand stitching has been added around the edges and buttons and jewels added to complete those finishing touches.  Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

35 comments:

Helen said...

Tracy - this is gorgeous!!!

Wipso said...

Just brilliant :-)
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A x
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flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, lovely colours

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh that flower... corrrr, lush!!! LOVING this Tracy, I NEED that die now LOL Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

donna said...

Wonderful creation Tracy. I like the colors and your hand stitching adds just the right finishing touch.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Awwww.... this is SEW lovely, Tracy! The flower is adorable and yet again, the colours that would seem impossible for me to put together, you make them look so...perfect for each other ;) Another stunning piece! xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love how you combined the dies. The embossing and seam binding embellie looks wonderful!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous card, love the stitching and that beautiful flower :)
Jan x

Meggymay said...

Wow, its a gorgeous creation, the colours are stunning.

Caroline Hallett said...

brilliant - awesome colours and great die cuts

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy its gorgeous, love the way you have combined the die cuts and am full of admiration of your neat handsewing, now that is so Neat. Annette x

Fiona said...

Hi Tracy - this is lovely! - love the sewing theme, and your central embellishments! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

FILIGREE MOON said...

"Sew" pretty! ~ Angela

Lori said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE the flowers, and the colors, and the theme! All of it! lol! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Netty said...

Hi Tracy back again to answer your question... the flower is a stamp from a mixed bag I bought so have no idea the make of it and yes I stamped it using the watercolour technique. xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful use of the PDCC colours Tracy!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Two hours just looking for the paper! Thats what I call dedication, your sewing tag is "sew" yummy. buttons and bows some of my very favorite things!
hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,this is just brilliant just adore,the way you have,done,your sewing,so neat one stunning creation hun hugs cheryl xxx

Barb Cady said...

I so love this Tracy - lovely use of colour and the dress form looks awesome, especially with that flower!

Wendy said...

OMG, its just gorgeous........would make a brilliant birthday card for someone (like me, except its not my birthday yet lol). Your two hours were well spent Tracy, stunning card.

Elaine said...

Have to admit they are not colours I would choose but it looks fab - so much detail!!

sasa said...

Lovely work again. Very challenging colour scheme - I agree! Adore that stamp and the flower too. Great details...Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Sarah

Sandy said...

Oh wow Tracy what a great piece.
Wonderful work. I love it.

Candy C said...

Tracy...this sewing themed card is just darling! LOVE the vintage looking shabby flower you added to the bird cage die. There is a lot of detail and thought that went into this project! Very nicely done. Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Minxy said...

way to rock that challenge, tis beautiful :)

Juls said...

Hi Tracy,

I have been taking a good look round your blog to catch up on everything I missed while I was away, such fabulous and varied projects!! I adore the colours of this one and your fabulous ribbon flower!

Hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

Love the flower accent over the cage and dress form. Lovely mix of elements! Beautiful!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a pretty, little combination of elements to highlight our color story! LOVE those shiny, pearl-glazed, purple buttons! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

I'm so glad you didn't say you just whipped this up! :) I spend forever choosing from my stash too! What a delicious card! I love what you've done with the colors!! Happy you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OOHHHH! I am so glad you shared this with us--I LOOOOOOOVe that beautiful bow in the center--and your color combo is perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE your style and creativity! Great job, Tracy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:}

Susan Allan said...

Hi Tracy. I love how you have combined the two dies to make such an interesting combination. I adore your flower...that certainly has the wow factor!!
Sue xx

Gaby Bee said...

Your sewing themed card is stunning, Tracy! Love the stitching!

Hugs,
Gaby

Nigel said...

Playing catchup (again).

Two hours looking for paper? I'm not sure if that's dedication, OCD, or a hint that you may need to reduce your stash :p

This is stunning, should have been No' 1 :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful creations with lovely elements and colours.

Marie

DOLL DRESS COLORS said...

Lindo projeto!