Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tweet, Tweet Thinking of You

It is cloudy and rainy here today. I have been waiting for a little peek of sunshine, but it doesn't look like it is going to happen! So I went ahead and took my pictures. This my be the winter I invest in a light box.

I made one more card for this week's sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions. The stamp is from Taylored Expressions and is call Branching Out. It is a great set, with several trees, and accessories to add to your scene. I stamped the tree on cardstock, then I stamped the tree truck. Then I stamped the tree top on my Cosmo Crickett DP, cut in out, and applied it to my paper. To do the stitching, first I poked my holes with my paper piercer, then I used six strand embroindery floss and a simple back stitch around the tree and it's swirls. I also cut out a small hill and stitched it the bottom of the tree.

I added some zig zag stitching and lace. The lace was a little too white so I just sponged it with Tim Holtz distressing Ink. The fence is a MS border punch. The three birds are from the set, and cut out popped up. Then I added button threading with twine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Melody

Ingredients:
Stamps - Taylored Expression - Branching Out
Ink - Memento Black, SU Real Red, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye
Paper - DP Cosmo Crickett, PTI Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, MFT Paper Panels
Other - MS Border Punch, lace, PTI buttons, twine, sewing machine

11 comments :

  1. WOW! This is so pretty! I loved seeing the other card last night! You are so great with the Mixed Media stuff! I really would love to work with fabric. I buy those fat quarters...but don't use them much. I have sewing envy. hee hee

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  2. This is ADORABLE!!!!!! OMGOSH I LOVE, LOVE LOVE all the elements to this-SO creative!

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  3. This is so fabulous! I love the stitching on the tree with the buttons. Cloudy and rainy? It's sunny and hot down here. I wish it would rain!

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  4. Melody this is gorgeous!! Love the fence for that part of the sketch!! Your stitching is fantastic!!!

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  5. Beautiful Card! The stitching on the tree is fabulous!

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  6. Gorgeous, love all of the techniques you used here...it's really fabulous!

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  7. Fabulous card Melody! I love the paper, the images, the stitching... everything! TFS!

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the embroidered tree. I'm going to have to try that! ;)

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  9. Thanks for the comments you left on my blog.. I love this.. I was looking at your blog and I just love and adore your style.. Love Love Love all the sewing on your cards..

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