Friday, 28 May 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Sew and Sew

It's Friday folks so it's time for the next Polka Doodles challenge which has been chosen by Lou and is called SEW AND SEW. Lou would like to see stitching on your projects whether it be real or faux, the choice is yours.
My card has both as there is hand stitching involved as well as some drawing. I've also been a bit sneaky here as the card is one of the samples I made for Nikky for the TV but as it fits the theme perfectly, it seemed a shame not to use it.
All the elements here come from the All Around & Everywhere CD and I chose a blue and brown colour theme as I wanted to use some pretty lace that I found in a local shop where the owner has a passion for ribbon. She has the largest and cheapest selection of ribbons, braid and lace I've ever seen.
I printed out one of the pretty stacking roses and cut out the pieces, layering them up with foam tape and curling the edges upwards. I added a punch out button to the centre and covered it with a clear dimensional sticker. I then took a piece of lace and stitched down one long edge, gathering it up into a pleated circle which I attached the rose to.
I cut a piece of polka dot paper to fit the card blank and drew faux zig zag stitching all around the edges with a fine brown pen. I stuck this on and then added a central strip of lace and one of the pretty borders. I stuck the rose on then added pearls and one of the circular punch out sentiments to finish.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 6 June to get your entries in and good luck.


Fiona said...

This is very pretty Fliss, impressed with your stitching-when I tried mine was all wonky!

Fiona x

June said...

Ohhh beautiful fliss, love that flower
hugs June x

Deborah said...

I love the mix of dots and gingham, Fliss. Beautifully stitched too.

Nettie said...

This is gorgeous Fliss. Very shabby chic!!