Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sewing Mends The Soul


I could make dozens of sewing themed projects and never tire of all the amazing images available or the many ways they could be embellished. Sewing was my very first crafty passion, although these days the sewing machine typically sees more paper than fabric! 


A few weeks ago I spotted this gorgeous paper line by Authentique and instantly grabbed several sheets of it, the patterns and colors are so rich and I love patterned paper with the feel of cardstock *swoon*  I attempted to color the sewing machine to match the colors of the paper, but didn't quite manage to reach that deep saffron shade...I guess I will need to beef up my copics collection, and add a few more colors {Oh yay an excuse to go shopping!} 
 I followed the SFYTT  sketch, and the card went together pretty easily...the embellishing however was a little more work because believe it or not I had planned on putting even more "stuff" on it than there already is!!! I really had to edit what I used, and resolved to create another sewing type project and use all the other goodies another day! :)




A quick reminder that I will be selecting and announcing a winner of the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge giveaway tomorrow morning!  You have until midnight tonight 6-5-12 to enter to win. I have been loving all of the comments, I have such fantastic readers!

OK  I have a ton of project instructions to write up for future publications...so I'm off to grab another coffee and turn on some Disco, or maybe a Twilight sound track and get to work! Talk to you tomorrow!

9 comments:

Court said...

Okay, so I LOVE your card, but the dry clean only made me cringe! I hate spending money on Dry Cleaning! haha. But really the card is fab and I love the "real world element". Fantastic as usual my friend!

Lynn B. said...

Sew cute (sorry, couldn't resist)!! It is great, really...!! I'm really chicken to sew on my cards. Do you use your regular machine or do you have one that you use specifically for paper? What size needle is best?
Thanks....

Sis Patterson said...

It's a beautiful card - and I love the color of your sewing machine (and all of it glittering finish).

Shantaie said...

Lynn, I do use my regular machine for sewing on paper, it will not harm your machine at all...I do suggest using a standard size needle {what you would use for medium weight fabrics} I tend to favor a 70/10 or a 60/8 scmetch needle. I will not use that needle for sewing fabrics as it will get dull and may snag your fabrics. I also regularly clean out all dust and keep it oiled just as I would for any other sewing.

hope that helps! :)

Myrna said...

Shantaie
You have done a great job on this card.
Sewing on a card really does make it pop.
Myrna

jordanbev5 said...

Shantaie, I love your card. Great job!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

I love all the lofty color you picked!

Jenny said...

such a fun card! Love all the little elements!! wonderful job- saw the thumbnail in the SFYTT lineup and had to pop over:)

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW! So amazing. I love all the little bits here and there. Just perfect!!