Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stitched Angel


Well.....a number of old and new blogging friends have set me in motion for today's card.

I was visiting Dani's website - a fellow DT member for Sugar Creek Hollow and saw a cool looking sketch she had used. I used her link to the sketch - copied it - worked with it - and then discovered that it was a sketch by LuvLee for GKD Release Party Challenge #3!!!! I've been visiting Lee's blog ever since I started blogging. Woo Hoo!

Finally, while visiting Catt's Scratching Post, a former Little Sister from the Devine Secret Sisters on Splitcoast, I saw a card she created for The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - it required the use of sewing on your card. Well, always looking for a new challenge - addict that I am - I headed to my stamp room.
So, this little angel is surrounded by friends. She is an adorable image by Tracy at Sugar Creek Hollow. You can find her under the New Releases Button. I printed her out onto white paper - which is why I was able to keep her wings white, and cover them with Dazzling Diamonds, while the rest of the card is Vanilla.
For the sketch, I punched out three little hearts, covered them with Tom Bow Glue and doused them with chunky red glitter. The Specialty DSP is "Sending Love Specialty" and has glitter already included on one side of each sheet!!!!!

Wherever you see stitching on Tracy's image - I have embroidered....which is why some of the stitches along the wings are so so close together. I used French Knots for the bottom of her dress and cross stitches in the middle. Her eyes and mouth are stitched too. If I could have curly cued her hair - I would have. I had so much fun making this card. So my thanks to Tracy, Dani, Lee and Chris!!!

Subsequently, I didn't get as much done as I thought I would, but that's how it goes sometimes.
I hope you have a wonderful Monday -

6 comments:

Dani said...

I am so happy you could play with this sketch. And what a lovely card you made as well!! Just perfect!!

Joseline said...

This is perfect for this sketch! Adorable!!

Maria Matter said...

oh what a fun card Joan! I love your real stitching!
blogland is so inspirational!!
Blessings, Maria

Donna said...

Super sweet card Joan, I love your little angel and such pretty papers too :) Donna x

Amy Sheffer said...

Ooooo, WOW! Love your embroidery!

Primitive Paper said...

Joan, not only do I love this sketch I just adore the colors...very appropriate for valentines Day!