Cindy & Frances posted an awesome sketch challenge for this week's Wednesday Stamp Club over on the MFT forum at Splitcoast Stampers. i totally went WAY out of my comfort zone and sewed on my project- AcK! i don't know what i was thinking LOL! i'm going to need serious practice to get better at this- but it was fun to do! the amazing MFT DT & forum friends can totally rock some stitching & piercing wizardry (check out this recent post on the MFT blog to see some!) - i'm a long way from this amazing group... but i'm learning, right! it was good fun on this freezing, rainy Vegas afternoon with my sweet, stuffy-nosed-kiddo hanging out drawing pictures in the crafty space with me!
My Sunshinny Day, Pure Innocence girl is red-cheeked from chasing butterflies all afternoon! she is so sweet- i love her & am so glad to have her in my 'collection'-you'll love her too!
deets: i stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a creme MFT Perfect Paper Panel, that i had pre-cut and embossed with my scalloped circle nesties. she was colored with copic markers.
the card base is MFT Banana Split heavyweight card stock. The PP is Basic Grey: Monarch (from the urban prairie line) and i layered my pp strips on top of the bright, happy MFT Sour Apple.
i sewed with my machine using a lime green thread (gutermann 02776)
i distressed the edges of all the papers.
i added some canary tsukineko dauber-duo to the edge of the scalloped circle to help it stand out. i punched some butterflies with my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 classic butterfly punch, and glued only one wing down for dimension using a quickie glue pen. I kept them white so they wouldn't draw much attention away from the adorable image. the whole image panel is adhered to the card with lots of thick 3M foam dots- 1/4" baby- i love the dimension!
i used some of the gorgeous, silky MFT birthday bash ribbon, and 4 (i hoard these you know!) yellow MFT glittered garnishes to the corners.
i finished the inside with scraps of the sour apple cardstock and pp.
i cut another circle nestie out,stamped the sentiment, and inked up the edge with more canary ink dauber. i used my fiskars threading water punch & the larger punched out butterfly (couldn't throw it out you know!)
thanks so much for looking! gotta run dinner to the office for the poor hubs who's working late for us!!
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