Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sketch Week - I ♥ Promarkers



We have a fabby sketch to follow for this weeks theme over at I ♥ Promarkers.  Now, I love following sketches, and this was really easy, with lots of room for adding details, design and embellishments. We are sponsored this week by one of our regular and generous sponsors Di's Digi Downloads, and the DT were given some adorable images to play with.  I used Maisy on a stool, and she was just lovely to colour :)

Check out my Chain Stitch!! :D  I always prick out my holes first before hand-stitching, using either a parchment grid (for very neat results) or a Tim Holtz ruler with piercing holes for a more relaxed look.  I then hand stitched the two borders on the paper panel and it was surprisingly quick! 

I used HOTP papers, Marianne doily die, MS punch, spellbinder leaves and I die cut the buttons and glazed them with glossy accents.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Stamp Something - Digi Day
2 Sisters Challenge - Colour Challenge
Dream Valley - Distressing - I distressed the paper edges before I stitched them

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges,




22 comments:

Claire x said...

A really pretty card Alison. Hugs, Claire x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and beautiful card alison.

greetings karin

sara said...

Those are neat stitches ;) I always struggle with hand stitches, It takes me ages to stitch aroud a card!!!! =D

Once again your card is amazing!! Lovely color combo,and cute image! I also like the self made buttons!!! Really cool!

Olga said...

you always WOW me, this is breathtaking!!

Suzilou said...

Love the sketch and your lovelly hand stitching. I keep missing these challanges, will try and use this one to make a card for my son as his birthday is on Saturday. Seem to be so behind with everything lately hehe xx

Katina said...

Now even I could follow that sketch, lol! Another 'wow' card Alison - I really don't know how you do it!! xx

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful papers and colours:) The image is so cute and your hand stitching is so pretty.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the stitching I mainly use my ruler when I'm doing faux stitching....should really do real more often lol. Loving the papers & image hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Janna Werner said...

Love the colours and little roses, Alison!

coops said...

fantastic card alison.gorgeous colours and details and the image is really sweet :D
your handstitching is so beautiful, you must have the patience of a saint.

xx coops xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I like the way the chain stitching is picked up by your punched borders - in turn echoed in the pattern of the paper. The rose embellishing echoes those in the floral patterned paper too & the whole is a lovely shabby chic creation rather reminding me of the what I call Victorian Vintage Rose imagery.
Paula (PEP)

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Alison! The card has a lovely Victorian feel to it. Beautiful image and love the frame with pearls. Those papers are delish! and love your stitching. Must have a go at stitching!! I haven't got a sewing machine but that's no excuse now !!! LOL.
Hugs Sue xx

Theresa said...

Alison, lovely lovely lovely!! Your stitching is amazing. I haven't done stitching in years. I should try it again. Beautiful card. Love the papers, layout, coloring...I love it all. Thanks for another fabulous inspiration.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Alison, love the stitching.
luv
Debby

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
Another gorgeous card and this is a fabby layout. Great little image and love the stitching.
hugs
Marion

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Alison! Beautiful image and colours and I love all the stitching! Love the die and punch you have used too! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. The papers and colours are beautiful and the image is really sweet. Love your stitching, really pretty. Donna

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Alison, great image and lots of lovely detail and stitching, very pretty.
Avril x

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Love the distressing and stitching :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Chris62150 said...

Wonderful card. I love the colors used and the stamps
well done
friendships

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning gorgeous colours and fab details, hugs pops x

Sussie said...

Totally adorable!

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