Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stitching with Sew Many Challenges

I am thrilled to be part of the Sew Many Cards design team again. After a short break (did you notice SMC hasn't had a challenge the past few weeks?), things are getting started again. How fun!

August 13 - 19

The Challenge: SEW STITCH!
Let's see some stitching on your project - real or faux.

The sponsor for this week's challenge is

Original Digital Stamps

Owned by Tiffany Richards

PRIZE PACKAGE: 5 Stamps of Winner's Choice

Here's a word from our sponsor:

Hi! I’m Tiffany Richards, owner of TiffanyDoodles. I’m having the time of my life doing what I was born to do! My background is in Wed Design and Photography. I have been self employed for eight years and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my work! Since childhood, I’ve always been creative and taken great pleasure in drawing and painting. About a year ago, I discovered the stamping and paper crafting world and just fell in love!! In a very short order, I began transforming some of my drawings and doodles into “digis”. It has truly been a joy to share them with folks. I get so thrilled every time I see something new that someone has created with one of my stamps!! Each design is like a child of mine and it’s really neat to see it all grown up and out in the world being all it can be…LOL!

All of my digital stamps are originally created by me and of the multiple styles I offer, most are hand-drawn images. Some are brushed up in Photoshop using the pen tool to produce very clean lines and others are left with a sketchy, rustic, hand-drawn look. An additional digi-style is one that I’ve dubbed as PhotoSketches and these are images from my own photographs which I transformed into sketches with a little help from Photoshop. These beauties make splendid realistic images for stamping!
One of the ways that I wish to say “thank you” to all of the folks that followTiffany Doodles is by offering a brand new Freebie every Thursday. I’ve received a hefty response from this which has encouraged me to continue creating even more!!
I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to make these daily artsy expressions that others enjoy. It is a ton of fun to have this creative outlet where I also get to meet other crafty people like myself.

Are you ready for a fun STITCHY Challenge???

Here's my card:

I used my Tim Holtz ruler with the awesome row of holes (perfect for piercing) to create the stitching line around the outside perimeter of my designer paper. I then stitched it by hand with black embroidery floss. I also stitched four little buttons to the flower centers.

As a special treat, Tiffany gave the SMC design team members an image of our choice with which to create. I selected Owl and Branch. It is an amazing image... actually a set of images. The branch is a separate piece from the owl and there are multiple owls.
Here's the card I created:

Tiffany Doodles Owl and Branch

I colored the images with my Copic markers, then cut them out, leaving a slight white border.
I used a Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder to create the tree trunk. The simplicity of this layout allows the owl and branch to be the focal part of the card.

Whooooo should join Sew Many Challenges this week?

Sew Many Cards

Image: SMC Eris with Flower
Ink: Copic Markers ( Blush, Cool Gray #4 and #9, Green Bice, Sanguine, Ultramarine, and Warm Gray #1) and Copic Opaque White
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Black, Green Galore, and Tangerine Tango)
Designer Paper: Paper Studio (Blue Green Flowers with White Swirls)
Embellishments: stitching with black embroidery floss and four vintage white buttons

Tiffany Doodles

Image: Tiffany Doodles Owl and Branch
Ink: Copic markers (Baked Clay, Burnt Umber, Chrome Orange, Maize, and Ocean Green)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip,a nd Summer Sun)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: embossing with Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder


April said...

I so need to find that Tim Holtz ruler!!

These cards are adorable....I just love Eris!! said...

LOVE them both!!! That paper you used with Eris is PERFECT!!! Great job!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great cards! I cannot believe you HAND stitched the card. That is so not happening for me!!! You make me want to try out my TH wood embossing folder.

~Jeri~ said...

Totally awesome Jeanette!! Yes I think I just stepped back into the 80s on that last comment LOL Your cards look awesome and I love the way you embossed the tree..I'll have to look for that folder!!!! Fabulous work my friend!

sgc said...

Jeanette--both are awesome cards! I'm glad to be back working with you again.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful cards Jeanette your colours and designs are fabulous.
Lorraine x

dweatter said...

Both cards are great. The elephant image is so cute. And you stitched by hand...OH MY!!! you are super talented. Love the buttons on the flowers...goes well with the stitching them.

I love the way you made the tree trunk for your owl and the big bright moon behind him is perfect!!

Melina said...

Very cute cards....Noooooooooo, you pick an owl image....I can't believe it!!! hahaha ;)

Laurie HIMCR said...

Super cute cards!

Tami said...

Great job love the eyelashes

Deanette said...

Jeanette, both cards are awesome! Nice work!