I'm happy... I got to play this morning in the Technique Lover's Challenge: Faux Suede! I had never done this so it was a fun new technique to learn.
I tried sewing on this one too and that is something I rarely do as my machine is so messed up tension wise. I should have not done so today because it waddled up badly on the zig zag. I ended up going over it again to hide it (somewhat). That's it! Until I get this machine fixed I'm not sewing with it any more! LOL!
So I stamped the image which is from one of the three coordinalting sets released this month by Our Daily Bread designs, With Deepest Sympathy on Water Color Paper with Archival ink. I water colored with SU! Markers, wet on wet.
My card base is Bazzill Basics, the textured blue is ProvoCraft, and the panels that I made my faux suede out of is Creamy Caramel. The suede method came out great! The only problem I had is that when I faux stitched it, because you are working on the fuzzier side of the cs, the marker wants to leach out... just need a light touch! My corners are faux suede die cut with a Sizzix die and pierced. I added twinte, and a CB embossed strip which I inked with Night of Navy ink. The leaf cut outs are MS Punch and I used it on the inside as well.
Thanks so much for stopping to look and comment! It means so much to me!
Registered: July 1, 2007 Location: small town near montreal, quebec Posts: 26715
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 @ 9:14 AM
Oh so pretty Grace, I love this scene. Think I've seen just yesterday and it was in different colours. Love to see all the variety in our gallery! Very fun this suede technique, I have yet to make my card. Got busy in the home cleaning and found some time to play now. So with your card as inspiration I will be off. TFS Hope you are good my friend!
Registered: March 5, 2007 Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania Posts: 44580
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 @ 10:20 AM
WOW....what an awesome card!!!! I love the blue bg and your faux suede is marvelous, Sistah!!!! That leaf MS punch is wickedly cool!!! I gots to get me one! Love your watercoloring too! I have never tried it.....to skeered! Terrific card, GF!
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