Saturday, 26 October 2013

LIM week 143 - string or twine

Well I have had such a busy day today and managed to get my Less is More challenge card done - hoorah! When I saw the challenge was twine I immediately thought of the set of lovely coloured american crafts twine I bought earlier in the year. Of course any excuse to bring a challenge around to fashion and I am there.  I had a flash back to a vintage Valentino dress I saw in the exhibition in March. Where pieces of cord had been wrapped in silk and stitched onto a dress covering it in downward piping. I can't find a photo and you couldn't take any in the exhibition so you will just have to imagine it. stitched by hand I remember thinking I would not have the patience to make it.
So, this is my take on it.  I used one of the Julie Nutting doll stamps, stamped it and then glued two colours of twine onto the image along the fold lines. I then cut with a spellbinder distressed edges die. Adding the sentiment and Eiffel tower from a stamp and die set by Hero Arts/Sizzix.

13 comments:

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a brilliant use of the twine, so inventive.

A diva in the making.

Love Sheila x

Margaret said...

Wow this is SO clever!
Margaret x

Chrissie said...

What a clever idea Linby, LIMettes are SO resourceful!
Super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Gillian R said...

Such a clever idea & great card

Gerrina said...

I have to agree; clever idea! And a beautiful card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Lynne said...

What a brilliant idea Lynn. The image looks fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Merry said...

What a clever take on the challenge. Lovely.

Skye said...

A great card and a very clever idea for incorporating your pretty twine.

joanne wardle said...

great idea! cool card

brenda said...

Continuing in c&p mode until my hands and fingers are better and I can type properly again, but have to still visit everyone to see what they are up to and say hello.

B x

Katina said...

Gorgeous and a fantastic way to use the twine!
xx

Greta said...

Amazingly creative card!

Greta said...

Amazingly creative card!