Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspiration Monday - Stitching (Real or Faux)

Happy Monday everyone! You know what that means, right? It's another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday. Every Monday we showcase a new and creative challenge at the La-La Land Crafts' site. The challenge this week is......Stitching (Real or Faux).

Before I start with my post, I just wanted to let you know, La-La Land is having TWO chances to win Copic Markers:

(1) If you enter our CARD CONTEST happening on the La-La Land Crafts Blog right now to celebrate Marci and Luka's 1st Birthday, you could take home a set of 36 Copic Markers....WOW!! For all the details on this amazing contest, please click HERE.

(2) However, if you VOTE on your favorite card and let us know on our Facebook page, you'll go into a separate drawing for 12 Copic Markers.... AMAZING!

Now on to the Inspiration Monday challenge--Stitching (Real or Faux)!

For my card this week I decided to use Cowboy Luka. I think
he's so adorable with his Cowboy hat and little stick horsie! I ADORE him!! If you have a little boy like me who has an imagination, then this little guy is perfect for you!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000 & chalk
Hair: E29, E25, E33
Hat: E31 & chalk
Shorts: B91 & chalk
Horse: E25, R20, E31, chalk
Everything else: Paper-pieced with CTMH paper & shaded with chalk

Now, I do own a sewing machine, but I haven't used that thing in years! I used to make patchwork purses, but it's been so long that I can't even remember how to thread the bobbin, LOL! Plus, it's still somewhere in my garage so it would probably take me forever to find all the pieces for it.

Then I remembered I had a Hot Off The Press Stamped Stitches set so I went searching through my craft room....YES, I finally found it! There are several different "stitches" with this set....LOVE it. I used the zigzag one and inked it in black for the back panel and in white ink for the panel behind Luka. I did go over the ink with a white and black sharpie to make it darker.

The dps are all from Close To My Heart. The sentiment is actually a sticker from Creative Imaginations. The mocha pearls in the corners are CTMH. The 3 small star eyelets, larger star brad, and twine came from my stash. The black ric-rac came from Walmart.

You can see from the side view that I raised Cowboy Luka and the sentiment up on pop-dots.

Now don't forget you can participate in our Inspiration Challenges by linking up to our Customer Gallery! Hope to see you all there!



Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Rosie,you've done a great job with those faux stitches. I finally have some La La Land stamps,I will have to give the stitching a go
Hugs Julie P

Barb said...

Hi Rosie,
This is such an adorable card, luv your attention to detail.
Living in Texas, I can truly associate with your card.
Happy week-end,
Barb in Texas

Traci said...

I always love stitches on cards. what a nice detail. Thank you for sahring & inspiring. ;0)

Traci Lord