Friends of Happy Wen!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

We Miss You Sew Much!

It's time for a new challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and since I'm a Guest Designer for The Digi Bells DT, I get to play on Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog, too - YIPEEEEE! For my project I chose this sweet image "Curly Locks Kiki" - she was sooo fun to color!
 I decided to use my muslin and do a wee bit of free-stitching - gosh, I haven't stitched in quite a few years, but had fun doing this one. Then decided that I wanted the image to be in a "hoop" - had to layer the musline between 3 cardstock circles with lots of 3-d foam tape to get it just right :)
I used my hoarded stash of graphic45, along with some HeroArts flowers, Queen & Co. nightfall jewels, cut with my Sizzix dies, made my circle sentiment in photoshop, cut flowers with my fiskars punch, distressed a bit with Tim Holtz "vintage photo", and even colored the "black & white" ribbon to "brown & white" with my copics.
The inside was fun, too... I'll send this one out to our son&daughter-in-law, Devan & Danielle, who are now in Denver and we miss them sew much!
Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to get your projects entered to Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog with the theme of stitching and swirls using any Elisabeth Bell image.
There's still a week left for the February Blog Hop at The Digi Bells DT, too, where your entry will give you the opportunity to win the newest digi image "On Cupid's Cloud" by Elisabeth Bell. Oh, and don't forget to enter my candy here for the chance at my giveaway of one Elisabeth Bell's images of your choice - but you have to enter to win!
love,
wendy

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36 comments:

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wendy,
oh I love the colors in this image. You really blended the textures perfectly. You shading is amazing.

Hugs Tammy

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card, I love the sewing on the musline! Great idea! hugs, Marlies

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Wendy this is amazing, what a stunning card, thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hazelxo

Kathlene said...

A.MAZE.ING! Over the top gorgeous, my friend. Love the image and the 'broidery and the hoop idea...so unique! Awesome card. xoxo

Molecraft said...

Wow, an amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
Helen x

Adrian said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Esther said...

Oh my gosh, this is just fabulous!!!!!
The stitched background is fabulous and very creative to have your image in an "embroidery hoop".
Thanks for joining CTO this week

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my goodness, what a terrific card, super cute and fabulous layers ... love the fabric embroidered backdrop and the makeshift hoop, so creative and beautiful ... love too how you have followed the design through to inside the card ... great work!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Katie said...

Oh wow! This card is just chocked full of goodness! I just love how you carried the cute girl doing embroidery into your card by the use of an piece of your embroidery. Lovely! The colors are striking Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog!

Victoria said...

There are so many incredible touches to this card. It really is a work of art! I'm sure your son and daughter-in-law will be over the moon to receive it!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

girlia said...

Truly pretty. Great design. Thanks for joining us at CTO this week

Amy said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
:)Amy
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

Renkata said...

wowwzaaa Wndy
this is sensational. Love the layout , such an amazing design.

Joey said...

Wendy this is beautiful, stunning images and colourwork, the follow through to the inside is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

April said...

OMGosh...this is beautiful!! I love that you used fabric and did some stitching...wow!! Thanks for joining Inky Impressions.

Veronica said...

wow I love love love this card...
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog
Veronica

Sassy Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!! Always in 'awe' of your amazing coloring. SO jealous. It's just beautiful Wendy! Love the muslin too. I could go on and on, but I won't. Just know that I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing in the No Embossing challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

papertrails leaver said...

this is so incredibly beautiful! I am completely in awe!

Anita Houston said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Your embellishment flowers are wonderful, and the inside of this is fabulous, so original!!! Thank you so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!!!

Lisa Jane said...

A stunning card - beautiful image and design
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Cow! This is just FABULOUS Wendy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Vicki said...

Wow! Gorgeous card with lots of details! Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

wahixane77 said...

A gorgeous card! Love all the embellishments, layers and the excellent coloring. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge. Olivia

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wonderful, fabulous card. I love all the texture! Hugs! Leah Ann
Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges! Good Luck!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creation....thanks for playing with the Divas....hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Cleota said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Cleota
DT Member

joy said...

Beautiful coloring. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli challenge.

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a beautiful card, really stunning! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Thinking of You" challenge :)

Dawny P said...

What a lovely card chick. The papers you used are so pretty. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny P :)x

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my Wendy this is an amazing piece of work! I love the elements that tie to the image theme like the fabric piece to make the image look like it's in an embroidery hoop and the threaded needle embellishment. And then the inside that carries the theme there too. Absolutely fabulous - I'm totally in awe of your creativity here and so glad you chose to share this incredible creation with us at Inky IMpressions.
Sharon, II-DT

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing with us at creative belli

Lisa Watson said...

Love that you decorated the outside and inside of the card! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!!

Nicole Mullen said...

What a stunning card, your colouring is beautiful and the detailing on your card is just superb! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

joy said...

Cute card. Love how you have coordinated the stitching with your image.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Wendy! wow, what a fabulous card! I love all of the details and dimension you added. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner! :)