Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge - #114 Seamstress

Hi there. Happy Wednesday. I hope your week is going well so far. Well, today we have a brand new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge. This week we are challenging you to "Think Seamstress". That is right...sewing theme...so buttons, stitching, pins, seam tape, or whatever comes to your mind with this theme. BUT, don't forget to make sure it isn't something new. We want to see your OLD things. Here is what I came up with. I went with the stitching and buttons look. I also attempted a "quilt". I actually used 2 different sketches I saw and combined them for this one. I thought it would be cool to make a "scrap" quilt. You know one of the biggest differences between a scrapbooker and a stamper/cardmaker is scraps. Yes we see scraps of paper totally different. A cardmaker will save every little piece of PP or CS as a potential piece to use on a future card. Scrapbookers look at scraps as garbage, or too small to do anything with. Well...as you can see from the number of scraps I have...I think fall more into the cardmaker category...lol. I grabbed a bunch of scraps of various papers, cut them up, and randomly glued them together on the white base CS. Then I did some sewing on my card. I did a zigzag stitch around the outside, and some random "quilting" or stitching on the inside. I thought it turned out pretty neat looking. I did stick with a bit of a color scheme...mostly blues and greens with a touch of purple. Next I added the Sentiment, which is from QKR Stampede.
I stamped that in green ink. Then I dug into my mom's old button bin, and found various clear buttons. I glued them on the card, and then used a good ol' fashion needle and thread to add the stitching on the buttons.

Well, that is it for now. A little bit of a different card for me, but I LOVE the way it turned out. Now head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and see what the rest of the Belli Girls have come up with. Then link up your "Think Seamstress" creations for us to see. We love checking out your take on the challenge!

11 comments:

jdmommy said...

Jess! I LOVE the crazy quilt theme, your stitching and the addition of the buttons! Great idea, great work for the Belli!!

Robin Parker said...

Jessica, this is FABULOUS!! reminds me of the quilt work my sister Darsie used to do. The buttons are the perfect touch to your creation.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Jessica, What a wonderful card. The sewing is fabby. Love the added touch of the buttons
Hugs
Tamara

maryr917 said...

creative idea for using up scraps jess-the sewing & buttons look great-wonderful card for the "seamstress" challenge

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how gorgeous and fun Jessica!! Love all the scraps and your quilt idea!! The buttons and details are "Sew" perfect for this week's challenge!!
hugs,
Chris

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful idea- love your quilt idea- lots of great sewing details- love the stitching and button accents.

joy said...

What a cute scrappers quilt! Love your combination of colors and patterns!

Karen W said...

I love all the buttons and stuff on this, such pretty color too.

Beth Norman said...

How cool is this. I love the patch look.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous Jessica! great 'patchwork' and stitching!
hugs & blessings

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! Your *quilt* is beautiful, Jessica, and I love how you added the sewing and buttons!!! This is such a great way to use up all those dp scraps...gotta try this!!!