Monday, April 22, 2013

Stitch . . . and I don't even sew!

Happy Monday, my darlings!! Can you believe that we're more than halfway through April already? I think we skipped Spring and jumped right into Summer here in Virginia! But, I swear, I'm not complaining! My sister, who lives in Minnesota, just had 4 inches of snow the other day!! Yikes! I almost made a Christmas card just to tease her about the snow . . . but then I decided I just couldn't do it! Making Christmas cards in April just seems unnatural . . . at least to me, anyways!!

So . . . I have a new Sugar Nellie DT card to share with you . . . and I have to say, I rather like how it turned out! What'cha think?
This quirky little image is from the Leanne Ellis collection of Sugar Nellie stamps. She's called "Stitch" (well, at least I think she's a "she", but I can't really be sure!) . . . and is available HERE at Funky Kits. What fun, huh? The ironic thing about me making a card like this is that I do NOT sew! hehe! In fact, my little Janome sewing machine is still safely sealed in the box (I got it 2 years ago!) What? I'm protecting it from dust!! LOL!! Ahem . . . sorry . . . I digress! As I was saying . . . I don't sew . . . but I sure love this image! It's "sew" fun and funky!! And I honestly do believe that people who sew are, indeed, artists!! Here's a close-up . . .
I did some serious digging into my "stash" of embellies for this one!! I think I may have added just about everything but the kitchen sink!! Here's kind of a side view . . .
I want to give a "shout out" to my friend Dena (from Dena's Stamping Corner)! I totally "lifted" her idea of pinning a torn piece of DP with teensy safety pins!! I love the look! Thanks girlfriend!!

My card "recipe" . . .
Image inked onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
So Saffron cardstock: Stampin' up
DPs: "Material Girl" from Cosmo Cricket
Cardboard cutouts: Maya Road
Silver embossing powder (used for "needle" and "scissors")
Pearls, raffia ribbon, & pins: My stash
Ticket sentiment & measuring tape ribbon: Tim Holtz
Inside sentiment: Stampin' Up
Fauz stitching stamp: LOTV
Colored with Copics & Colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .

And, the "artsy" view . . .
I sure enjoyed creating this funky little card!! Those of you who know me know that I like to shake things up now and again! hehe! And I think I did just that with this week's card!! Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I really hope you've enjoyed looking at my newest Sugar Nellie project! I'll be back tomorrow with another new card!! Seen you then, I hope!! Until then. . . hugssssss!