Friday, 17 September 2010

It's sew autumn

I'm really pleased with this card, this is the kind of card I wish I could make all the time! I've used a peach pearlescent card with a piece of DP from My Mind's eye "bloom and grow" collection. The dress form is an image from the web and the sewing machine is a digi from Digi Doodle shop. The background stamp is a tape measure I bought from ebay. All good until I realised I didn't have a block big enough to mount it. So.... I inked the stamp carefully placed the paper over it and then used a brayer to transfer the image. Bottom corner is a seal I made with my new toy - expect to see more of those! The sentiment is computer generated by myself and a punch used along the edge. Finally a piece of ribbon from my treasured stash.
I'm entering into the following challenges:-
Bugaboo -A stitch in time (Sewing notions with autumn colours)
Kaboodle Doodles - quilt picture as inspiration
Fab n funky - picture of a dress form cake! inspiration
Creative Card crew - autumn or fall
Stamp Something - use a digi
A Spoon full of sugar - fall into autumn

20 comments:

Merry said...

This is a fantastic card all the embellishments work so well together. And what a terrific idea about the brayer....I must remember that.

Lisa Jane said...

I absolutely love this card .. all the images are so memory provoking.Love the vintage colours and feel to the card
Great work
Lisa ;)

del-16.p said...

Lovely card as always.Super idea to use sewing as a theme.
Love,
Elspeth.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lynn,
Wow what a fantastic layout on this card. I love all the cutouts and the lace. This is gorgeous. You really have made a fantastic job of this card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Tracey Feeger said...

What a fabulous card. Love the image and the card LO is wonderful. Love the seal. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.
mwah
Trace

MaryT said...

Lynn really cute card, the dress form reminds me of the Paula Vaughn chart:) also someones comment about why doesn't the form have a head??! LOL

Cammy said...

Great card & colors! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

VERY CLEVER! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG:)

Paul said...

Thanks for joining in with us a Catch The Bug this week for our Sewing and Fall challenge. Hope to see you again.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful card Lin, love all the elements :-) I got a few tape measures from Ikea to use on cards but have yet to use one LOL Love the wax seal, I want one of those. Did see a couple of word ones last night at a journalling class but they weren't what I wanted.
Anne xx

Shirley said...

Great card Linby. I love the layout and the lovely Autumnal colours they work so well together.
Thank you for playing along with our inspirational challenge at Kaboodle this week. We hope you will join us for further challenges.

Shirley

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for entering Catch The Bugs Stitch in Time challenge this past week. We appreciate it so much and I love your card. Please join us this week for a special challenge helping OWH celebrate their birthday and helping make cards for Soldiers to send home as they are away. Thanks again. Tammy Miller DT Coordinator

Crafty Chris said...

Am as bad Lyn dont worry, Love this card great images and love the layout.
Chris x

**Farrah** said...

Ohhhh, I love this card! You should be happy with it, it's fantastic!!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles - with this lovely gem! - and good luck.
Farrah

Jill said...

Just love that image, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

karen said...

Ooh no wonder you are pleased with it,such a fantastic card, it all fits together so well. Thank you for joining us at Fab N Funky this week and good luck, Karen

pink lady said...

What a fabulous card, I love the vintage feel of it and the details are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n' Funky...hugs Shelly x

Toneloni * Tonje said...

wow - beautiful card!! love the colors

thanks for playing along with the sugar ladies :)

Hugs Tonje

Ann said...

I really like sewing theme cards and this one is really lovely Lindby!

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Linby!!! what a great design! Thank you for sharing with us @ Creative Card Crew!
Blessings!