Thursday, February 25, 2010

JustRite Week: Day Four



Have you been keeping up with JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream? Before I share today's project, let me post links for Tuesday and yesterday. Take a few minutes to get caught up if you need to.

Tuesday: Cindy, Denise, Michelle, and Tosh

Wednesday: Cammie, Michelle, Silke, Tosh

Also posting today are: Denise, Laurie, and Tosh

Today, I have a card to show using Stitched With Love, a set of six borders and centers for the 2 3/8" circle stamper. I love the artwork in this set - a little bit homespun, but with a current, trendy twist, too. I created the image and sentiment focal point using Spellbinders dies and colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I used pink embroidery floss to hand-stitch the "Love" sentiment, adding a button brad for the letter "o." I also went over the needle with a silver Spica to give it a shiny, metallic look.

For the background, I thought it would be fun to create a quilt effect. I punched 1 1/4" squares from various Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday papers, arranged them in a way that I liked, then hand-stitched the squares together using embroidery floss. Some pleated ribbon, crocheted trim, and a scalloped border complete the look.

Be sure to tune in for tomorrow's JustRite Week finale with Cindy, Dawn, and Michelle.

Thanks so much for visiting!


30 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh, this is yummy ! Love that homespun look, the colors and that wonderful ribbon!

Paula Barin said...

Adore this card. The stitching is awesome.

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing.. I LOVE the stitching and the quilt look.. Terrific card Amy.. Great way to showcase this set..

Michelle said...

Wow! What a work of art! All that stitching...& those beautiful colors...this is a happy card! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! Your hand-stitching is fabulous! Wow! Your layout is awesome, Amy!

Shantaie said...

Super cute!! I "love" your stitched love!!!

{this card could work for todays challenge at SCS, to use lace}

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful patchwork of colours and textures Amy! Love it!

Carolyn King said...

LOVE your quilted background. fantabulous for sure!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Fantabulous, indeed! This truly IS a work of art, my friend! Awesome in every detail! LOVE your stitching!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Amy, this is just wonderful - love the stitching!!!! Jo x

Tracy said...

hey sweetie... just had to jump on here and say i adore this card. perfect choices on everything and just too wonderful the way you put it all together.

Jana Weaver said...

this is fabulous!! I love the hand stitched accents...so perfect!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love this!!....oh how I ADORE patchwork designs like this. Fun ribbon, too, and I love the way you pleated it.

Christi said...

This is perfect!! Wow!!!!

Eva said...

Ohhhh.....this is soooooooooo very pretty!!! I adore the little patchwork and your stitching. It's incredible, the least I can say! And your coloring is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Amy, this is so BEAUTIFUL, I just love all the stitching on this!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Gorgeous card! A lot of work but definitely worth it!!!

Peggy said...

Amy, I love the stitching and paper piecing, ribbon, everything. Wonderful card.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Just when I think I've seen your very best, you design something even better! I love this card! I love the hand sewing--I love the way you "threaded" the needle! I love everything about this card! (Can you tell that I'm a woman who loves to sew?!?) Paper and fabric...my two loves!! :0)

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Amy - this is amazing!!! I love all the stitching...it the perfect touch for this sweet JR Set!!! Fantastic layout and card - Amy!!! Did I tell you lately you ROCK :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so pretty.

Laurie said...

Amy, I haven't had time to surf my favorite blogs in months. How much fun I've had scrolling down on yours and seeing all these cute, gorgeous, sweet, beautiful....well I could go on and on. Instead of leaving a comment on everyone of your posts (I really could!), I'll just sum it up by saying "WOW!!!" :D

Ann Kranitz said...

This card completely stopped me in my tracks and I just could not stop staring at it. It is just GORGEOUS!!!! The hand stitching really makes the card.

the whimsical butterfly said...

I don't even know what to say to you, Amy, my friend! This is CRAZY cute-gorgeously put together and I LOVE the ribbon treatment SO, SO much! Everything pulls together so beautifully! WOWZA!

Denise Young said...

love this card. So cute with the patch- llike look. TFS

Pam said...

Hi Amy, I love all the texture on this card. You are soooo good at layering. You know just how to put it together girl. Amy, sometimes I may miss posting you a note, but I want you to know I don't miss your posts! They are always wonderful!
Hugs,
Pam in Al.
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
come visit me sometime.

Oliwiaen said...

That's what you call 100% handmade...eeer...stitched? :-))
Your creativity is just overwhelming!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Gorgeous Amy!!! Love all the stitchery and the ribbon treatment!!! Your colouring is totally amazing!!!

Conniecrafter said...

OH how I love stitching on cards and this is just so cool, love those papers and your stitching is great!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Amy, you are SO amazingly creative!! I adore your ribbon treatment and all the wonderful touches you add to your cards! (By the way...HOW do you get your stitching SO perfect??)

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