Monday, June 11, 2012

CR84FN and ISSC19

A day off work here in Australia for the Queen's Birthday and I thought what better way to spend my day off? You guessed it - creating another card.

This time round I drew my inspiration from the CR84FN challenge and teamed it up with the latest iSpy sketch.  I am really enjoying the colour challenges set by Mona on the CR84FN blog.  I love that I am constantly pushed outside my comfort zone and I try to use more than one paper manufacturers papers as well.

So here are the inspiration pics:







And here is my card:

















I wanted to use this cute little cotton spool that I found at a $2 shop this week.  So in keeping with the sewing/haberdashery theme I set out to create a card that used stitching, my sew nifty MFT die, buttons and of course a sewing related greeting.
















The papers were from Cosmo Cricket and My Minds Eye.  I loved the doily print on the MME paper for the background.  For the panels I decided to wet and scrunch the paper and then iron it dry to change the texture to resemble fabric.  I machine stitched all of these elements.















The lettering was from Collections and I thought it worked well with the colour challenge as each tile was bordered with a thin grey line.  Bling was from Prima.  Pin from Birch and safety pin was from Making Memories.

Thank you to the CR84FN & iSpy sketch designers for their inspiration!


11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, I love the sewing theme, punny sentiment and the little scissors and spool embellies!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84Fn this week!

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  2. this is soooooooooooo pretty..hugs

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  3. Beautiful card Leanne! Love little scissors embellishment and the distressed paper! Adds fab texture! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  4. Brilliant card! Love the sentiment, the stitched panels and adorable charms. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  5. Nice shabbiness! Love those scissors~ Thanks for joining in at I Spy Sketches!

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  6. Fun!! Love the wetting/scrunching and sentiment! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

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  7. Leanne, the way you made the paper look like fabric was pure GENIUS! What a FAB effect stitched on! LOVE the sewing embellies and your FAB sentiment, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  8. Oh Wow Leanne! This is just Fabulous! Love how you wet and scrunched your Dp's! so clever! they look just like fabric! Your stitching is just Wonderful and I love all the Fab sewing embellies too! Just a Wonderful creation! So glad you could join us at CR84FN!
    8-)

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  9. Leanne, your cards always live up to your blog name! Lovely as always my dear :D Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at iSpy Sketches!

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  10. Oh goodness do I love your pretty card! Great attention to detail!!

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