Monday, August 23, 2010

Sew Krafty

Hello friends! I haven't posted much this month for several reasons. First, it is that time for kids to go back to school. Since my daughters are in college this means purchases, loads of laundry, packing cars, driving hundreds of get the idea. My second reason for little posts is that we had our family vacation & were gone for a week plus several days of laundry and packing.

The above card was made for the SCS CAS challenge. The challenge today was to use the colors turquoise, kraft and white. I started with a base of Tempting Turquoise from SU! I chose my new stamp from Hero Arts called Make your Own & stamped it on craft paper using black ink. I used a partial doily as my background. My sentiment was computer generated and punched out with SU! word punch. Small pieces of temptine turquoise & white lace hem tape were knotted to a small safety pin with the sentiment. The buttons are from Oriental Trading.

I really like this retro sewing theme that we are seeing in stamping because it reminds me of my Mom and my Dad's mom who were excellent seamstresses. I have a little collection of retro sewing items including my great-grandmother's non-electric, foot powered sewing machine. It is fun to create with the retro images and things when the memories are so pleasant!

Have a great evening!

Image: Make your Own- Hero Arts
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Kraft, White (SU)
Ink: tuxedo Black (Momento)
Accessories: Doily, tempting turquoise ribbon (SU!), Lace hem tape (Wrights), tiny safety pin, buttons (ORiental Trading).


Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, Marilyn! Love the way you used that doily! :)

Crystal said...

Oh WOW so fun and Fabulous!!!! Great card!

Kim Nath said...

I love the colors and the way you used the doily, so pretty!