Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sassy Cheryl has me "In Stitches"!!

Hey sassy friends!! It's Tuesday...and you know what that means, right?! Yep...it's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! Once again my talented DT sistah, Jeni, is our hostess!! And has Jeni ever thrown ME for a loop with this week's challenge! You'll know what I mean in a sec! Jeni's "theme" this week is...

Stitching...Real or Faux

Y'know what I wish? I wish I had taken Home Ec. in high school instead of Spanish...because then this challenge would be a breeze for me! But, guess what? I can't work a sewing machine...but I can order food in a Mexican restaurant!! LOL!! Someday, I swear, I will learn to work my new sewing machine! But...not quite yet! I'm keeping it safely sealed in the box! For this little card, though, I decided to do my stitching by hand! hehehe!! And here's what I came up with...


Now...I know that most of you have already gone on vacation! I won't get to go for another several weeks yet...but then my sweet hubby and I are going to Carribbean!! Whoohoooo!! Beach!! Which is why I chose this darling little Sassy Cheryl "beach" image called A Crabby Surprise, available at Sassy Cheryl's Digis.


Here's a list of the Copics I used to color this darlin' little image...

E21, 00, 000: Skin
R20: Cheeks
E55, 53, 51, 50: Hair
R08, 05, 02, 01: Reds
B97, 95, 93, 91: Blues
YR21, Y23, 21, E000: Yellows
BG72, 10, 000: Water

I used Not Quite Navy cardstock from SU...and Nestabilities dies...a little Tumbled Glass distress ink for the sky...and some "Sand" Ultrasoft Flower Soft for the ...you guessed it, sand! I added some raffia and a little flower that I sprayed w/water and scrunched. I kinda like the finished product. Pretty clean and simple...with just a wee bit of crooked hand stitching! (Hey, Jeni didn't say the stitching had to be straight! LOL!)

Alright...now it's time to pop on over to Sassy Chery's Challenge Blog HERE to check out the gorgeous work by Jeni and the rest of Sassy Chery's DT! Then you'll want to pull out your own craft supplies and choose one (or more, if you like) of Sassy Cheryl's images (You can find them at Sassy Cheryl's Digis HERE) and get busy!! Remember to use stitching somewhere on your card - real or faux!! And...remember to link your finished card to this week's challenge...because one lucky participant (selected at random) will win a $5.00 digi credit at Sassy Cheryl's...whoohoo! Let the shopping begin...oops, I mean...let the crafting begin! hehe!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and for your sweet comments!! Have a great week!!


16 comments:

Nicola said...

Stunning card Pat, love that image and your design. Nothing wrong with the stitching either that I can see, I too would love to master the sewing machine so I know where you're coming from with that one!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful summery card!
Love Nicola xxx

Boxofcolours said...

What an adorable card Pat, thanks so much for sharing it ~ Jane

Molecraft said...

What a fun image! Your stitching looks fab too!
Helen x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Beautiful Pat! You really are a HOOT. . . .you know that right!
I just LOVE this card! I really need some fun in the sun, so I may have to make a trip to the beach again before this summer is over. You've put me in the mood!
Love it girlie!

Dawn said...

hahahaha...I look forward to your posts.. yup, Cheryl said it, you're a hoot!
Sew Cute!!! Awesome clouds! and sounds like an awesome vacation coming up too!!!

PepPop said...

Gorgeous card Pat. Love the stitching and your colours are fab as usual. Oooh I'm jealous - Caribbean beaches sound like bliss, have a great time when it comes. Jaqui x

Dorcas said...

You really crack me up!! Glad to hear your Spanish comes in handy. LoL
I looove how you colored this, the crab just makes it, doesn't it? Love it!

Danielle said...

Hello Pat! What a cute image! You made me laugh with your Home Ec VS Spanish! I think you did very well on your card, it's charming and personal. Gorgeous.

Marianne said...

Lovely card you made. Stunning color layout and I love this funny image.
Hugs Marianne

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Looks straight to me Pat! This was my very first Sassy image and is still one of my favorites. Your card is gorgeous. I am jealous of your Carribbean vacation. ~jeni :)

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh so much detail to look at Pat, another stunner for this challenge!
Hugs
Tracy

Heather Huggins said...

super cute... great stitching!

Cathy said...

Pat, this is just sew cute....couldn't resist. Great stitching. I usually just drop by for your dialogue as much as your beautiful creations. it is always a double header when I stop by LOL. Love it!!!

Cynthia said...

Your coloring of this fun digi is fabulous, Pat! I have this image in my stash yet to color. Great use of stitching as well.

Sandy said...

Dashing in and dashing out! All your practicing coloring has paid off. Your coloring is perfect. Another cute card Pat. Will have to check out the digis!
Sandy

The Wired Angel said...

Super darling, Pat... amazing coloring adn I love everthing about it. Hugs, P