"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, September 4, 2016

in stitches...

Hey friends!!  Well... summer is winding down and I'm trying to get back to crafting so I decided to play along with CASology.   This week the cue word is "stitch" and I had a few ideas as to what I wanted to do.  I have some stitching dies from PTI and I knew that I wanted to use actual stitching on my card.  I used four of the dies from the PTI Stitching Lines dies to create my stitching lines. The panel was then die cut with an AJVD Stitched Dot rectangle die. I used the colors from the current Color Throwdown challenge of yellow, blue, red and green.  I pulled out my huge collection of embroidery floss and found floss to match the Color Throwdown combo.   As I stitched each line I left a tail at the top and the bottom for s little added interest.  The sentiment is from the AJVD Quilt Quotes.  I die cut the smallest rectangle from the Stitched Dot rectangle die set and then stamped it with the sentiment.  Copic markers in the same colors were used to color in the word "stitches".   I adhered the sentiment to my panel and then everything to a light grey cardstock base and I was done.   Very clean and very simple!!  I'm also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to use stitching (real or faux) and to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.






Hope you have a wonderful day...   Lisa and I are both participating in the CASology challenge so please check out what she created here!


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and SSS fog; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design and PTI; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Embroidery floss:  DMC; Copic markers

13 comments:

Karren said...

Wow, this is fabulous in every way! What a brilliant idea to use embroidery floss - I just want to reach out an touch it!

Jacquie Southas said...

Amazing, clean & simple! It is always a treat to see your cards in the CASology gallery, Rosemary! Thanks for playing along this week.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love it. Genius Rosi. I am surprised more people did not actually stitch. I just love that sentiment and the rainbow colors with the frayed ends. Love it.

Greta said...

Absolutely brilliant design, Rosemary! Winner for sure!

HJ said...

What a great take on the sketch. Love the embroidery thread and the colored sentiment. So cute and fun!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Rosemary, this is such a fun card! Love the strips of stitching under the saying. Wonderful work on the stitching!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! xx Maura

Judy1223 said...

I had to laugh, I am so bad at stitching (clothing, that is)...I would never dare stitch on a card! I just finished stitching my daughter's new dance team uniform from school (too big), and it looks like a toddler did it! (Good thing it is hidden under her arms!). YOUR stitching is fabulous, of course...absolutely perfect and FUN! Love it when you (and Lisa) play along at CASology, Rosemary!

Melissa said...

This is so creative and such a day brightener, Rosemary! Love this!
Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology! :)

Lisa said...

Oh how fun!! Love the bright happy colors!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a darling card!
It's definitely a winner.

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Rosemary!! I love your rainbow stitches. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Hannelie said...

Ooh... this is so inspired Rosemary! Perfect match of elements!
Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Anita in France said...

How fantastic, Rosemary ... vibrant colour, texture, dimension ... and so deliciously CAS with all that glorious white space ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)