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Friday, 8 October 2010

SILHOUETTE GRASS - TAKE 2

Hi there blog pals

I'm back again .. .. .. same stamp but different day and different look LOL!!

I woke up this morning with an urge to use my sewing machine .. .. but before I got cracking on stitching just squares and oblongs I had a little experiment .. .. what do you think?

I stamped my image onto a piece of old fabric with black Stazon and then machine embroidered over parts of the image with different coloured sparkly thread and frayed the edges.  The sentiment I just stamped out and stitched on.

Here is my creation:


and the close up


This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Sentiment:  Docrafts "PMA 10096" Just for You
Black Stazon
Gutermann Thread
Flower and button from the stash box
My trust old sewing machine



My original thought was to put my fabric into an aperture card (a bit like the good old days when I did cross stitch cards) but then I decided that would look too neat .. I wanted more of a rustic look.  I might do a few things differently another time but I don't think this is too bad for a first try.

Well it is Friday  .. .. .. the weekend starts here!!!  Yay!!!

Have a good one everbody.

Love

30 comments:

chris said...

Oh My Goodness Jules its supremely gorgeous, I dare bet you are pleased with this one, its so perfect you should be.
hugs chris xx

Janice said...

What a great idea Jules, just love it! I also really like the card you made yesterday too, think I might have to add this stamp to my collection!

Two gorgeous cards, well done!

pinky said...

Jules it very unique and looks so gorgeous!! Great idea. Have a nice weekend.
Pinky

Lythan said...

What an absolutely beautiful work of art Jules. Fantastic!

Mervi said...

Wow Jules ,this is so fabulous creation,
your stitching is much much better than mine, have a great weekend;-))m

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is amazing!!!!
Have a great weekend.
Clare x

Kathy said...

Both of these are absolutely beautiful Jules

mustavcoffee said...

This is fabulous, what a brilliant card, I love it. The stitching is perfect and the black flower sets off the colours beautifully.:0) xxx

coops said...

oooooo i love this jules.its fabulous.love how you have stamped onto the fabric and the fab stitching.the frayed edges look really effective,love it :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

Really beautiful Jules.I love the frayed edges.Have a great weekend.xxx

Cynthia said...

Omigosh! And I thought yesterday's card was incredible!!! =D You are amazingly creative! This card is really stunning!

Cardarian said...

Lovely card....excellant work with the sewing machine! That silhouette grass stamp is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hunnie, sorry not been around for awhile, really struggled to shift this bug....
This card is gorgeous, I love the idea of the material & sewing...
hugs shell xx

Di said...

How lovely is this!! Such a great idea (not that i'm good enough on the sewing machine totry it) and the hessian type fabic is perfect.Love the colours too. Di.x

Netty said...

Oh wow Jules its totally gorgeous. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Little K Smith said...

Oh wow! This is wondeful Jules! What a fantastic idea! Love the pearly button too!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Kelly.x

Lynne K said...

Wow, Jules, this is wonderful! Very creative use of the stamp. I love it! xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

OMG Jules I just love it!, how clever of you to think of stitching, looks amazing and just love the rustic feel of the card :o)
Hugs Vicky xx

mckinkle said...

Oh I'm glad I came back to check as I did write a comment for you this afternoon and then got the 'Error 503' message.

I was saying how beautiful this card is, I so love the rustic charm of it and it is a really charming image! Those lovely soft sewn stitched really finish it off beautifully!

Keryn x

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful card, Jules! I love the idea - really original - rustic and stylish at the same time. Tracey T

triciasconfetti said...

You are no novice with the machine embroidery then Jules. This card is gorgeous. Never could get the hang of embroidery machine or otherwise but maybe I might have to persevere and have another try.
x Tricia

Annmaree said...

This is very cool!

love what you did, this makes way for decorating bags, wallets, and such

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

You are a GENIUS! I love this earthy look with a bit of sparkle ! Absolutely beautiful! :) Tracy

Delphine said...

Not too bad for a first time you say, I say AMAZING! I totally love it! I love stitching (used to do a LOT of X stitch, but no time left today:-)), so I just love how you have combined your skills! The result is fantastic, really! Hugs Delphine xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Jules. Wow..Stunning, amazing, fantastic!! I really could go on all night. I would frame this, it's so good! xx Jenny xx

xGemmax said...

Jules its absolutely gorgeous and love the stitching on the image its fab!
hugs and xxx

Zoechaos said...

How gorgeous is this? Magical and very very clever. xx Zoe

Zoe said...

This is really lovely

Juls said...

so so fabulous!! love the canvas anf fabric just so cretive, love it! hugs Juls

craftimamma said...

Jules, this is absolutely lovely! I love the sparkly embroidery and it reminds me of samples I did for a City and Guilds course nearly 20 years ago now. Argh, it only seems like 5 or 6!

And it doesn't look like a first attempt!

Hugs
Lesley Xx