Monday, September 12, 2011

September Creative Team Challenge

Guess what this months' challenge is for the MFT design team.....NO COLORING! ACK! Guess who that is SUPER hard for.......ME!
This challenge pushed me to some of my stamping roots where I used ink pads for my color....
I pulled out the set "Sew Nifty" and went to play :)
I used patterned papers from the wonder Kitschy Kitchen Collection from Melissa Frances. They have a beautiful homespun quality to them.
I put together some photos for you below so that you can see my process in creating this card.
I think I use this 3/8" rosette die for this purpose more than I do to create rosettes! I love the perfect pleating I can give to my cards. I cut it 3 times and then folded like you see in the photo.
I taped them all together using xpress-it double sided tape. I held it down in the photo otherwise it tends to want to curl.
For my "no coloring" I stamped my sewing machine image in versamark ink and then embossed with colored powder.
I have a whole stack of distress inks that just sit there if I don't think about them! I did overall shading with the frayed burlap ink and then swiped the 2 corners with the fired brick. I added some of the distress ink to the flaps of my pleats too.
I die-cut a "simply scallops" from my patterned paper and stitched it on (zig-zag style) with my machine.
I love the twine you can buy at the MFT shop! I didn't want the white so I snipped off a section and separated the white and aqua threads.
Last little touch....wrapping the twine around my stamped bobbin and then adding a stick pin and vintage button from my stash.

Would you LOVE to see what the rest of the team created? Check out Kim's blog for the full list of designers today!

19 comments:

Melody said...

I LOVE the look of the pleating!! The button added to the spool is perfect!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty and I love the pleating. :)

Gabby said...

Love the way you creatively bought color to your non-colored imarge via emb powder, thread, button and stick pin! I like the pleated "ribbon" and the way you layered it under the scallop die. All of the stitching looks good, too! I'm very impressed with your card! :)

Wendy said...

Oh ya, lovin' this!! That pleat rocks!

Lisa H. said...

the pleating is awesome! great colors here, even without coloring. nice work!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE the pleating Sherrie! This is amazing!!!

Karen Motz said...

So pretty! Love the pleated paper!

Barbara said...

So pretty, Sherrie! LOVE that pleated paper--I must try it!

Rachel said...

Love the pleated paper! Fabulous!!
Loved all the step by step pics!

zehra said...

love the pleating, never realized I could use my Rosette die for that, what a lovely notion. TFS, loved the tutorial, alas! wish I could sew.

Anonymous said...

You are simply brilliant! A great card and two great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

Kim said...

LOVE this Sherrie!!

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous! You know, I didn't think I needed that larger rosette die...till now!

Megan said...

I love the pleats! The red gingham is fabulous too!

StampOwl said...

loving the pleating Sherrie

Michele Boyer said...

I *LOVE* those pleats!! I never would have thought to use the rosette for that but it is SO obvious! lol. Adorable card, Sherrie!

TaraG said...

This is STUNNING, Sherrie! I have been wanting to make a card with this colour combo for a while now. I absolutely love this blue/aqua and red colour combo. Oh, and I think I will have to get the Rosette die-namics die now to makes pleats! What a fantastic tip, thanks so much for that!
Hugs,t

Conniecrafter said...

great job with the sewing themed card, love the pleating and the spool of thread

Cynthia said...

This is great! Love the embossing and spool embellishments.