Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Inky Chicks Challenge - Stitching (Real or Faux)

Good evening everyone!

I'm writing this on Easter Sunday and wow what a beautiful spring day it's been - sun shining, kids playing outside, birds chirping away. Just fabulous! Let's hope it's here to stay :)

Anyhow I'm here to share my last Inky Chicks Design Team card with you, as I've decided to step down from the Team. They are a lovely bunch of ladies and it's been an absolute pleasure working with them. Well talk about 'going out' in style - or maybe not!! Our theme this week is Stitching (Real or Faux) with a vintage feel.  Erm, as a rule I don't do vintage, I don't do real sewing (unless I'm repairing clothes) and I definitely don't do shabby chic - but I thought in for a 'penny in for pound' as they say. So I hope you like it because my blood, sweat and tears went into making it----lol, not really! But I do hope you like it anyway :)

Here's What I did
I used a 5" x 7" scalloped card base. I scuffed up the edges of some patterned paper (PP) with a distressing tool and added faux stitching along the edges with a Fineliner pen, and glued it onto my card base.
I then cut out a slight small piece of PP in a lighter shade and a fish tail banner from the peach PP. To add more texture I dragged out my sewing machine and physically stitched around the edges of both pieces, then distressed and tore the edges. I punched out a border strip from white card and taped it along the side of the lighter PP and glued both pieces onto the card base.
The swirls and all of the flowers were die cut and created by me, apart from the tiny cream ones. The large central flower was die cut from cream card and inked up to give it a peachy appearance, and a large pearl bead was glued into the centre. To finish off I added a lace ribbon and a few pearls around the flowers.
Here's everything I used:
Paper/Cardstock (CS): White, Cream, Green, Pink and Deep Pink CS, Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) 'Country Meadow' Paper Pad
Dies: Tim Holtz Sizzix 'Tattered Florals', Britannia 'Multi Rose', Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish'
Other: Sewing Machine, Distressing Ink 'Tattered Rose', Black Fineliner, Pearls, Tonic Border Punch, Beads, Tiny Cream Flowers, Cream Lace, Wire, TH Distressing tool

So why not drop by the Inky Chicks Challenge blog, and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Stitching - Real or Faux' challenge this week..

This week's sponsor and prize is from Live & Love Crafts
I look forward to seeing what you create.
Challenges entered: 


Janine x


Ali said...

It's gorgeous!!!

Kat W said...

I love to stitch my cards and I love a vintage feel...both of which you nailed here...it's absolutely gorgeous!

The sunny pastel shades are really pretty and your flower makes a fab focal point :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Christine L said...

Oooh Janine..... what a fabulous card and a STUNNING flower........ love everything about this!

Christine x

coops said...

so stunning janine.really gorgeous design and i love your distressing and fabulous flower :D

xx coops xx

Beckie Williams said...

Just wonderful as always!! Love it!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Truly beautiful Janine. I love the central bloom, so lush and gorgeous. Talk about going out with a bang! Love what you did for your final card with Inky Chicks. Beautiful papers, gorgeous card design. It's a winner! Hugs, Wends x