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SmilynStef 11-05-2010 06:55 PM

IC257 ~ Miyuki Sakai Sewing Illustration {11-06-10}
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Inspiration Challenge 257 ~ Miyuki Sakai Sewing Illustration

This week's SCS Inspiration Challenge was suggested by Colleen (Smoatsmom) Ö the amazing Sewing Illustration of Miyuki Sakai. She uses her sewing machine like a paintbrush and creates amazing art.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, Iíve uploaded three of my favorites Ö so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. The rest of you, remember to let us know which product from Miyuki Sakai that inspired you (I donít think you can link to the actual pictures, so just let us know the Category). Click on the Category on the left, and then click on the thumbnail pictures on the right to see them full size.

Use the keyword: IC257 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

Smoatsmom sample ~ Peaceful Olive Branch

My sample ~ Write Your Own Story

IC257 Gallery

How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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tamijo 11-05-2010 07:31 PM

cute stuff (is anyone else having trouble with seeing what's below cafe?)

SmilynStef 11-05-2010 07:32 PM

Seems to be working okay for me. Try re-loading the page.

One4Joy 11-05-2010 07:41 PM

oh my goodness, what goodness! Love this artist and there are so many things to find inspiration in!!! Can't wait to play...an empty house just me and our new kitty!

markie's mom 11-05-2010 07:43 PM

FABULOUS challenge...I had a bit of trouble scrolling on the website but found an awesome piece for inspiration!

Here's today's Submission

jojot 11-05-2010 07:52 PM

can't scroll....has anyone found a solution???

stamp300 11-05-2010 07:58 PM

For some reason, I can't scroll down neither. What's wrong?

SmilynStef 11-05-2010 08:02 PM

There should be no scrolling. You just need to click on the Categories on the left, and then click on the thumbnail pictures on the right to view them full size.

allee's 11-05-2010 08:28 PM

What remarkable work! Thanks for this wonderful challenge, Stephanie!

Here is my card:

Peace is in Faith

sleepyinseattle 11-05-2010 09:22 PM

Thanks Stef and Colleen!
Here is my card inspired by the Garden climbing vine in red.
IC257 Climbing Vine by sleepyinseattle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

jovialjudi 11-05-2010 10:02 PM

Thanks Stephanie! Here is mine

Biggan 11-06-2010 12:25 AM

Thanks Stef for the inspiration! Hereīs mine;

IC257 Embroidery by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


rainy 11-06-2010 01:14 AM

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous art form!! Here is the card I made for the challenge. It was inspired by a red floral teapot in the Cafe section of her site.

One4Joy 11-06-2010 02:16 AM

I've loaded up my card...you'll find my inspiration in the people category...the lovely woman with the upswept hair! tattoo

bfinlay 11-06-2010 02:39 AM

Thanks Stef and Colleen, that website was so interesting!! Here's today's card: Red Rose

pinkberry 11-06-2010 03:12 AM

Very cool website...I had to change my zoom level to 50% to be able to see all the categories...the pics are a bit smaller...Hope that helps some...(the zoom level can be found at the very bottom on the right)

hobbydujour 11-06-2010 03:22 AM

Incredible site, Stef. Hard to believe this was all done with a sewing machine....what artistry and PATIENCE!! Thanks for finding these super sites EVERY Saturday. I know we all appreciate it.


Vicky Gould 11-06-2010 03:24 AM

Thanks, Stef.

Here's my

Grains of Wheat

DawnL 11-06-2010 03:57 AM

thanks Stef... can't click on anything either! I'll have to go from your suggestions

mamaxsix 11-06-2010 04:29 AM


Originally Posted by jojot (Post 17540005)
can't scroll....has anyone found a solution???

I found that if I used the page down button the options on the left moved down. To "scroll" on the thumbnails I had to click on one image then I could use the down arrow to see all the thumbnails. HTH

LeisaJane 11-06-2010 05:38 AM

What an awe inspiring artist, Stef...wish I had time to play today!

jdmommy 11-06-2010 05:46 AM

Thanks Stef........interersting site. Here's my card:IC257 Santa's Glasses by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bfinlay 11-06-2010 06:25 AM

Here's one more for today's challenge - thanks again! Yellow Sympathy

Cook22 11-06-2010 06:27 AM

I guess I really should have got my sewing machine out this week!
I didn't - or not yet, anyway. Back in a while to see the other inspired creations.
A Snail in the Grass

SweetnSassyStamps 11-06-2010 06:40 AM

I am in complete awe......what an amazing talent this woman has! I would totally hang her pieces in my studio :). They are just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, Stef. I am off to play :).....although I have no idea how I will decide on just one piece ;)!

Weekend Warrior 11-06-2010 07:19 AM

Wonderful site...hard to believe she makes these gorgeous works of art with a sewing machine !!!

Here is my entry IC257 Fennel Flower by Weekend Warrior - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for another fun challenge !! :)

Clownmom 11-06-2010 07:41 AM

Interesting inspiration site, Steph -- I had a bit of trouble navigating it, but I did finally work my way through. Here is my card --

Miyuki Sakai Sunflower

amyfitz1 11-06-2010 08:04 AM

Cute Christmas Trees
I was inspired by the colors in the Olive Branch photo. Gorgeous!

Cute Christmas Trees

CAKath 11-06-2010 08:41 AM

This is one of the most exciting sites you've chosen for us. I am totally amazed at this woman's magical art with a sewing machine. Considering I bought a machine just for cards and have been afraid to lift it out of the box, this really blows my mind! I have an action-packed day but look forward to creating something inspired by Miyuki Sakai. Thanks.

stinkincute 11-06-2010 09:29 AM

Thanks Stef! Here's mine...

Time for You

mamaxsix 11-06-2010 10:27 AM

Well, hours later here's mine...I think I bit off more than I could chew with this one! What an inspirational site. Can't believe those were stitched. Very Cool! Here's my take on her Christmas greenery Framed Christmas Bouquet by mamaxsix - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Hawkeye Stamper 11-06-2010 11:25 AM

This was my inspiration. Here's my card.

Yellow 'Real Dill'

stampingout 11-06-2010 12:23 PM

Here is my card! TFL!

Birthday In Blue

CathyRose 11-06-2010 12:46 PM

This is a very cool inspiration. Miyuki Sakai's art is so amazing! I loved this challenge. I used the yellow fennel flowers from her garden collection for inspiration and of course I had to stitch on my card.

Here is my card

PKPenn 11-06-2010 03:12 PM

Yeah, I finally got my card made & posted!!! I couldn't get into the site, so I used one of the examples given in the link.

Here's my card
Winter Wishes Greetings

lacyquilter 11-06-2010 04:46 PM

Seems to be I forgot to link my card here. oops. Here it is: sending smiles.

corysnana1 11-06-2010 06:52 PM

Thanks for the great challenge and the amazing artist to use this week. Here's my card: IC257 - Coffee Inspiration by corysnana1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

ckbythesea 11-07-2010 07:18 AM

What an inspiring artist!

I got mine uploaded. The house is blissfully quiet this morning!

IC257 Very Vintage by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Cards_By_America 11-07-2010 07:23 AM

I was very late for mine, but here it is:
IC257 - Halloween Tree by Cards_By_America - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

BobbiesGirl 11-07-2010 11:41 AM

Thanks, Stef for a great challenge. This stuff was really cool. Here's mine.

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