Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sew or Faux

Today is the last Saturday challenge over at the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition.  The challenge for today was to include anything with real or faux stitching.  I have to say the hardest thing about sewing for real on paper is getting out the machine.  

For my art book I grabbed scraps of designer series paper and scrunched them all up, layered them, and then stitched around the edges for a quirky added bit of texture.  I cheated and only stitched the papers together then I glued them to the art book.  I was totally happy with the tiny bit of red showing where the papers are more heavily distressed.  
For my notebook cover I used all Stampin' Up! products
Stamps:  Sew Suite & Pattern Pieces
Inks:  Jet Black Staz On, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso Classic Inks, Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker, Blender Pen
Papers:  Love Letter, Newsprint, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Papers, Confetti  & Crumb Cake Cardstocks
Accessories:  On Board Art Journal, Beveled Windowpanes, Black Grosgrain Striped Ribbon, Baja Breeze & Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Fina Galaxy Stampin' Glitter, & Naturally Serif Sizzlit Decorative Strip
Other:  Sewing machine and thread

Be sure to pop over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the other challenge projects.

Happy Craftin' 


  1. Elizabeth, this is beautiful! I love how you used the Window Panes! The stitching and ribbons are perfect accents! :)

  2. I second that. Love it! I would have never thought to put the two papers together on the same card.

    Also I just wanted to let you know I am passing you the Stylish Blogger Award ... for more details on how to play along on my blog.

  3. Elizabeth, Fantastic Blog!! I too am passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to you...please accept your award by visiting my blog=D :