Meet Lavender the Quilter, one of the gorgeous Moonlight Whispers over at Kraftin' Kimmie!
I have had this card half made (well coloured and cut out, as well as the circle die cut and embossed) for awhile now. It's my mom's birthday card. She is a quilter, so this fits her perfectly! She saw it in my stamp room the other day and asked 'Ooooo- will this be for my card??' Hahaha!!
I actually had to re-stamp and colour the quilt, as I had it in greens, but when I found the dp I wanted to use, it didn't work. So I stamped out another quilt, coloured it in blues/browns and glued it over the first one.
I used Kraftin' Kimmies sketch challenge for this week, designed by the very sweet and talented Michele Boyer (I swear I almost die every time she leaves a comment on the ol' blog! Go see her sample and you'll understand why) I altered it a tad (Lavender ended up being the rectangle panel;), and I replaced the little tag element with a crochet ribbon bow and brad.
Lots of sewing on this card...I think it's quite fitting being that the leading lady is stitching away (you would never catch me hand-stitching anything if I could help it! Nothing like my borderline psychotic mentor, Carole...who needs to up her meds if she loves it as much as she says she does...but that's just between us;) I love her, but sometimes she's crazier than a cut cat when it comes to that hand stitching, if you know what I mean! It's like saying you're crazy for bikini waxes, or cleaning toilets...just not right)
Notice how I accidentally cut my damask pattern so it's running the wrong way? Oh, and there was a 'dripping' incident on the dark brown part of the quilt, dead-centre...isn't it just lovely when the markers nib doesn't seem to be in there tight enough and you don't notice it till the ink blobs all over the image?
Here is a close-up...wish I could remember the hair combo on this one, because I like the way it came out. Hopefully I wrote it down somewhere!
And here is the inside. I used the matching MFT border die for the inside, more sewing and dp, and added the sentiment that comes with this set. See the little black speck under the 'Y'...no, that's not fly poop on your computer screen. It's ink. I must have pressed to hard on the pad and got ink on the rubber edge of the sentiment and stamped it onto the cream cs. Another NICE...Ah, homemade isn't perfect, now is it.
Supplies: Stamp- KK; Ink- memento; DP- MME; CS- SU!, Xpress blending card; crochet- SU!; antique brad- SU!; copics; Dies- MFT; Bigshot, sewing machine, thread, dimensionals- SU!