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,

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


  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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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..