Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #79 - I'll Sew You Something

WOW!!  This challenge is right up my alley since I am a retired professional seamstress!  I didn't do anything really fancy, just rows of stitching around the edges of the cardstock layers.

I colored Tilda with Flowing Hair a long time ago so I have no idea what Copics I used.  The cardstock is from SU - Pale Plum and Sage Shadow (both retired) and Perfect Plum.

The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus stack.  I really like that stack because it has at least 4, usually more, coordinating paper designs.  The soft greens in these papers worked perfectly with the greens I colored Tilda's dress with.  The flowers on the lower inside paper had just a subtle touch of lavender.  The cardstock was a great color match.

The flowers are from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I added some Shimmerz to the flowers and Flower Soft to the basket.
The chandelier beads are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Doily and pearls from my stash.  The circle behind Tilda was cut with Nestabilities Classic Circle die. 

The borders of the sentiment panel were cut with Martha Stewart's Floral Lace border punch.
The ribbon is from the stash.
The "Friends" charm is from Magnolia.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The ribbon and pearls are from the stash.
The jotting panel is die cut using Magnolia's Dream Tag dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to Sew You Something!

Be sure to stop by my teammates' blogs to see what they have sewn for you.




Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, I love the pretty flowers and die cuts, just lovely Hugs julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Your stitching is so pretty, Kathy! I never think to do two rows of sewing, but I really like the effect! You've finished the card inside to beautifully and I agree with your dp choice! So pretty! Hugs...Barb <><

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely flowers and delightful dp pick for this card. Cute Tilda and great texture using the FlowerSoft in the basket :o)

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Very pretty card and love all the stitching. Beautiful.
Blessings, Doreen

Karen said...

Such a cute card! : )

syllie said...

Oh Kathy, this is just stunning. Your flowerarrangement is beautiful and I love the colors you have used. Also your stitching is wonderful. Great design on the in-and outside. Also your coloring is fab.

cathylynn said...

Hello Kathy! WOW this is gorgeous!! Beautiful sewing inside and out. You did a great job with this challenge!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Good morning Kathy, what a lovely card you made for this theme. I love the sewing around the panels, such a lovely detail. I particularly like the turnout of this inside panel, so neat, and stylish. Very pretty cluster, and lovely layout. tilda looks beautiful and Ilove the doily behind her. Very awesome card! Have a nice day. Hugs.

Christina C. said...

Hello Kathy! What lovely papers you selected for this creation!!!!
Adorable Tilda and gorgeous flowers...inside and out! Love the doily behind Tilda and the gorgeous ribbon, along with the stunning bouquet of flowers along the jotting panel.

Rene said...

Oh how pretty pretty PRETTY!!!! The stitching just ties everything (har har, I'm so punny!) together perfectly!
Rene ;D

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

Bonjour Kathy, ta carte est vraiment super belle!!!! C'est tellement doux et ta jolie Tilda est trop mignonne!!!!

Elle said...

Your card is SO beautiful! I love the color combination of the outfit and all of the pretty embelishments. Great work of art!

Sandy said...

Your flower arrangement is really gorgeous as are the colors. Beautifully done and the inside is every bit as pretty as the outside!!

Linda said...

Wow your colors flowers and design are outstanding!!!! The inside is gorgeous too!!!! Fabulous card!!!!