Monday, August 3, 2009

A Stitch in Time

Happy Monday! Time for another CAS challenge. This week we're asking you to use stitching--real or faux--on your card.

After seeing Dawn's post about playing with patterns, I decided I could use pattern to create a quilted look--perfect for stitching, right? I pieced together some scraps and added some faux stitching. In keeping with the sewing/quilting theme, I decided to use a crocheted flower from Paper Blooms. I chose a sentiment with a cursive font, since old school quilters/sewers/crocheters always did handwritten letters with lovely penmanship.

Wanna play along with us? Head over to the CAS forum for all the details.
Stamps: Everyday Occasions (Hero Arts)
Paper: PTI white, SU dp
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: scalloped edge punch, white gel pen, paper piercer, flower (Paper Blooms), button (PTI), pearl (Kaisercraft)

56 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. I just love how you pieced the dp and love the faux stitching. Another very inspiring card.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Gorgeous Ann. LOVE that Flower!!! Oohh need to get some of those.

xx Sarah

Spyder said...

This is really clever, a very quick card and a way of using up all your bits! (You may not have done that but it's given me some ideas!)
((Lyn)))

Vanessa said...

Love this! The soft colors are so beautiful!

Hugs,
Vanessa

kathy s said...

what a pretty card love that crocheted flower and the colours are so delicate -i thought it was real stitching congrats

travelingmama said...

This is so pretty! Love your stitching!

Cindy Lee said...

I didn't know that's a faux stitching until I read it!! Perfect! Ohh..you are making me wanting those crocheted flowers :))

mommyabbytommy said...

That is really good faux stitching! Love the colors.

chercroppin said...

That turned out awesome Ann, it's beautiful!

Ann Kranitz said...

GASP!! This is Gorgeous!!! Love how you pieced the paper together and I really thought that was machine sewed. GREAT JOB!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, this is delightful! Fresh, clean and so pretty. What a great way to use scraps and incorporate stitching!

Cass said...

Ooohhhh! Love it! :D

Elena said...

Love your idea with the quilted look! The card is so pretty!

~amy~ said...

Sweet card Ann...I've been on a stitching roll...today's card has 7 lines of stitching by it is far from CAS..LOL.

Becky Carafa said...

Oooh, great job with the "quilting". It all works so well!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Ann! Your stitching looks *real*! :)

MBelles said...

Very pretty!!! Love the PP scalloped edge and your faux stitching is placed perfectly. It's a great CAS Challenge this week!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable Ann!! Great job on the faux stitching.

Beth said...

I like the idea of the sewn look. I get all these ideas and forget them by they time I can sit down to create..boo. thanks for the inspiration :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Simply Beautiful!

Vicki

Leah said...

So pretty! I love all those colors together, so soothing. Love the stitching:)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

beautiful card! Great way to use up patterned paper scraps and I love the crocheted flower!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful as always, Ann! Just love your quilt look borders!

AUsome mom said...

It's fabulous! That faux stitching is incredibly straight! Love the colors on this one. It really does remind me of a quilt.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute! Love the pastel colors! I need to get my pretty flowers that you gave me out and play with them. I don't normally reach for my flowers... I think I hoard them but i did look through them the other day and had forgotten about the great flowers you sent me. I definitely need to show them some love!

Erin said...

Gorgeous card, love the quilt look! Fantastic stitching!
Erin x

Danni said...

What a great card! Wonderful job!

Susan Raihala said...

I know I commented on SCS, but I had to comment here, too. LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card! I love your work :) The flower is gorgeous!

Nancy L. said...

super cute!!

Sande said...

Beautiful!

So simple and delicate...great job!

Mary G. said...

Very pretty! Love the crocheted flower! Nice color combinations!

Marie B. said...

When I saw this card today, Ann, I said "Oh that's pretty!" Love the pastel colors you used, and how your pieces just border the top and bottom of the card. AWESOME card, Ann! :)

Pat said...

Oh this is so pretty with the crochet flower. Gorgeous!
Hugs xx
Pat

Erika M. said...

Beautiful card!

Lynn said...

I love this adorable card!! Sensational!!!

Belinda said...

Love the combo you created and how it makes such a cute border!!!

Latisha said...

So pretty Ann, I love that flower!
hugs
Latisha

Oliva said...

Smashing card!

Elise said...

You sure are a crafty quilted ANGEL! What a DARLING card! This is ABSOLUTELY my favorite S/U! paper collection - EVER! Something about those colors and designs complete me! ADORE how you STITCHED them together and created the fabulous card!

Lyn S said...

Very pretty card Ann! I love the faux stitching and the little crocheted flower!

Stamp and Smile said...

Ann, this card is just AWESOME! Very CAS and clean looking... and I have this DP too! SWEET!! TFS... :)

Bernice said...

What a great way to use up little scraps!

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Wow I love everything about this card! Awesome!

Tracy said...

LOVE this card!!!!!

Kathi said...

I don't usually like crocheted embelllishments, but you made it look great! I love your style!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Love the border! Nice job!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow Ann, I so love this card! Everything just comes together to give me a little happy when I look at it!

(-: Heidi

NavyGirl said...

I love the colors on this card! So cheerful :)

Lastel said...

Very pretty , love the little crochet flower !

Deanna said...

Oh yeah this is awesome!

cricketeew said...

Such a sweet card! And what a great way to use up scraps!

Tonya said...

I love this!! I need to get some of those crocheted flowers, I adore them!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a beautiful card!! and thankyou SO much for linking these crocheted flowers! FINALLY!! I have been wanting these like FOR-EV-ER! and I could only find one lady that sold them but, only in pink and yellow...LOL I need more colors!! anyways, thanks!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, how cute and clever!! Totally ingenious!!