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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #14

Christmas theme card or project using the Stamp set from The Cutting Cafe and incorporate a Sew Many Cards image along.




I used my water colors. I love this gold and silver water color cakes - it looks like liquid gold and ends up so shinny.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #13

Make a project using the colors brown, green, and orange paper only- no other colors can be used, except in the image [and even then, I used those colors mainly (only a tiny bit of red in the patches)]. There's clear glitter in center of the flowers. The orange and brown "tree bark" printed paper is from Creative Memories while the solid green is a DCWV summer cardstock.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out what everyone else has made at Sew Many Cards. Also on Friday you have to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll need to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later. Also, if you join the Sewn Together ning group, you just might find more free images.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #12


Make a Christmas project with bows. I used Santa on a Kangaroo - how's that for a new way of getting around? LOL

Any way, I colored the image with my Prisma markers but I used glitter paint for Santa's fur trim. I took green ink and inked the edges of my white cardstock. I used a scrap of gold ribbon, tied a bow and wrapped it around a scrap of wrapping paper (it was a sample in my kids school fundraiser and too pretty to toss with the catalog). I added the Happy Holidays stamp to complete the card.

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You need to remember to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later to get it. Here's the wonderfully cute froggy image you can get. Also, if you join the Sewn Together ning group, you might find more free images. Don't forget that you can get the entire Winter Bonus Pack FREE with a $10 purchase the whole month of Nov. - more details and images on the blog.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #11

Make a project using Stitching- It doesn't have to be real, you can use fake, draw, piercing, templates- anything. Finally something to go with Sew Many Cards (thanks to Donna for suggesting it).
The first stitches I did was the yellow flowers. I used a Bazzill stitches pattern (my only Bazzill item - I hear the cardstock is great but I wouldn't know since I have never seen any locally). I chose DCWV glitter cardstock, poked the holes, then used 4 strands of yellow embroidery floss to sew the pattern. Then I took the image of Halen with Hat. Colored the body with colored pencils over a piece of texture card stock to give it a fabric look. Used my AtYou Specia glitter markers on the hat and beads. Then I mounted Halen on yellow DCWV cardstock and used 3 strands of blue embroidery floss to whip a blanket stitch around the circle.

You need to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later to get it. Don't forget that if you spend $10 at the Sewn Together store, you get the entire Winter Bonus Pack FREE. If you join us at the Sewn Together ning group, you might find more free images. Thanks for looking at my card and don't forget to see what everyone else made at Sew Many Cards.

Sneak Peaks Revealed

OK, you've been dying to know what those December release sneak peaks were and now you get to find out.

First is Morty the Moose decorating the Christmas tree and three candy stamps. I colored Morty with Prisma Markers and Atyou Spica glitter markers (fur trim, star and lights). The candies were colored with colored pencils and coated with Accent Essentials glossy to make it look like plastic wrap. I used a pop dot under the candies to make them more "puffy". I mounted Morty on DCWV cardstock and distressed the edges then mounted it on dark purple. I followed Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch but not their color challenge.
This second card loosely follows the Willow Sketchie Challenge.
I colored the North Pole with colored pencils and then glued glitter on for snow. Back when I used to make things from Polymer Clay, I found out this glitter did funny things in heat so I gave it a blast with my heat gun. The candy was treated the same way as the above candies. All cardstock came from DCWV.


The final card used the same purple paper as the first card but the other paper and cardstock are just scraps. I colored the mug with my Prismamarkers then cut it out. I made my mug full of hot chocolate with a marshmallow.

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