Monday, 9 February 2009

Friday Sketchers # 38



I was so pleased when I saw Claudia's sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week. I really like it's simplicity. I thought I'd make a card using Sarita's brilliant technique of stamping a background, she does this so well and has really inspired me again! I took a Basic Grey stamp set which I recently bought in a sale and stamped out the two main flourishes in pink and blue. This has ended up as a real girlie card and I have to say I'm chuffed with the result. When I added the sentiment I actually thought it resembled a little clothing label like you'd find in the back of a shirt or blouse.

Now what do you think of my marvellous sewing heh? Well I've tried and tried to create stitching on a sewing machine and I'm simply pants at it, so it's faux stitching all the way from now on. I bought a selection of gel pens so I can try to fool you all that it's coloured thread. Just need to vary my stitches a bit now I think.

You may notice that I've used one of the Christmas Tildas for my image, but made sure I cut off the holly bits in her hair. I keep trying to fool you lot don't I? Really I should know better, I'm quite sure you don't miss a trick, lol!




Materials:

Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Studio G
Background Stamps - Basic Grey
Flowers - Flora Doodles and Prima
Large Brad - Doodlebug
Colouring - ProMarkers and Polychromos
Embellishments - Pearls and Ribbon from my stash

I'm giving this card to a friend's daughter for her birthday next week, she's quite a girlie girl so I'm hoping she'll be pleased with it!

TFL xxx

40 comments:

Mina said...

stunning, I love the idea of stamping your own background, works so well...fabulous colours too xxx

Lesley said...

hi huni...wow this is great...and ur stitching looks FAB!! take care huni...luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Enfys said...

This is inspiring, love it, as for stitching, it looks great. I work on the assumption that the wobblier the stitching, the artier the card looks, well that's my excuse.
hugs
En x

Kim Piggott said...

This is totally adorable!
Your image is just so sweet and beautifully coloured.
Those backgrounds are stunning. Love those colours and your pearls are so perfect for them.
Gorgeous flower and fabulous bow.
hugs
kim x

Stacey said...

This really is beautiful - can't believe you 'designed' the papers yourself! And you fooled me with Christmas Tilda ;o) Looks fabby ~x~

Beth said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love the stitching and the big bow, gorgeous flower too! And the background....and everything else!! xx

Vicki said...

cor this is fab Tara, can't believe it's faux stitching it looks soooo real, love the colour comb and a brill layout too, well done xx vicki xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card!! Love the stamped background...works really well! Must try it sometime too!!!The stitching looks fine by the way!!

Love your Colour Create card too..fabulous flowers :)

Judy xx

Kelly Schelske said...

So adorable Tara!! Love the stitching!! Beautiful!!

Georgia said...

B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!
I especially love the sparkly flower brad - I think I'll have to pinch one of those!! :-)
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Riet said...

wat a gorgeous card Tara.

hugs Riet.xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Tara!love this card really nice and girly!love your faux stitching i'm no good with machines either lol so i had stitch mine.hugs amanda xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, lov ethe cute image and your beautiful colouring. Hugs Nikki x

gina said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colour combo and the faux stitching looks great :)
Gina xxx

Donna said...

Tara, you have some stunning cards on your blog and I have really enjoyed looking through them :) thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog :) Donna x

Kirsten said...

Hi Tara, this is absolutely gorgeous. The colours are so beautiful.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty Tara, the colours are gorgeous and the flower is adorable. Have a good evening

Rach said...

so sweet Tara, love the colours and the stamping gives a fabulous effect.. great way to use your christmas tilda. xx

Katy said...

Fab card! Love the colours and what a clever idea about the stamp I thought it was a new stamp!!

xx

Michele said...

I really thought your stitching was real when I saw it! Great to catch up on your blog Tara, all your cards are lovely.

Michele
x

Julie said...

Tara, this is absolutely stunning. I love all the detail and the colouring is beautiful, wish I was that little girl, she will be so pleased to get a card like this !
Hugs
Julie

CraftyC said...

Sweet card Tara. I'm not brave enough to get my sewing machine out, it would take a week to fathom out how to use the thing and eat into my crafting time LOL
Clairex

Kit said...

beautiful card love the pale pink and blue together
Best Wishes Kit x

Deb said...

This is so pretty Tara, I love the colours and the sweet birds!
Have a great evening, Debx

Bev said...

Tara this is utterly exquisite! Love the soft delicate colours and the gorgeous bow! I'm so glad you used this image, I had just been wondering if I could use it for non-Xmassy cards and you've proved I can! Woohoo,

hugs Bev x

Dawn said...

Hiya Tara
OOh love these colours and look at those cute rosy cheeks - adorable colouring!


hugs
Dwn
x

cats whiskers said...

Oh un what a peachy little card love the softness of it and am impressed with the stitching. Just adorable
Hugs Jacqui x

Pink Dandelion said...

Hi Tara, well you fooled me, the stitching looks fab, why doesn't mine look like this. Love the stamp and the backing is brill. Debs xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Love this card. The background looks lovely and the Tila image is gorgeous. Love your stitching, have to admit i had the same prob as you and so its faux stitching for me as well.
Lyndsey xx

Ila said...

I love this card Tara!! your coloring, and layout are just Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful Tara, love the colours you have used and your stitiching looks good to me LOL!
The bow is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole x

gina g said...

this is so gorgeous Tara luv the colours, i'm sure your friends daughter will luv it. luv gina xx

Chris said...

Well your background is so super duper gorgeous you fooled me into thinking it was patterned paper LOL! I love it, Sarita has started something good me thinks. NOT real sewing.... surely it is tee hee, love how you matched up the pen colour. Gorgeous and beautifully coloured Tilda Tara, you're oozing creativity, I love it all! Chris xxx

Janet said...

This is just gorgeous Tara love everthing about it!X

Sarita said...

This is just AMAZING Tara! Love the stamps you've used and the colours too. I'm finding I use DP's less and less now, it's so much more fun to create your own.
Maybe a new trend now I think lol.
By the way I wondered which mag you got your little birdie from coz I want to try and get hold of it?
Love Sarita xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow dear this is great love the stamped background and the great image
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

Brilliant background Tara. I had to look twice when I read you'd stamped it yourself. Fantastic work.
Sharon xx

Julie said...

A very pretty card, really impressed that you stamped the background. Lovely work

Faerielore said...

what a stunner !!!!!

Chrissie said...

This is so delicate looking. I love it. The colours are just so pretty!
Chrissie