Hi everyone! I am re-typing and posting this post as Blogger had a HUGE HICCUP and deleted everyone's last post--ugh! So this info might not be new to anyone, I apologize, LOL---if you commented all the comments disappeared as well (arghhhh darn blogger)! I am in Grand Rapids, Michigan thru Sunday teaching and yes it was a long 10.5 hour drive! But I had my friend Melanie in the car and time passed much quicker than when I travel alone that's for sure. I'm sure she thinks I'm totally NUTS now as you will all find out when you meet me in person, LOL! I will have a new post up on Sunday and Monday for you all so please stop back by! Then I get home late Monday evening :)
So the fun blog hop is all about SEWING today--BUT I will admit something (shhhh) I HATE TO SEW, yikes! LOL! I know how to sew I just don't like too, but growing up my mom was a phenomenal sew-er and could do anything with the sewing machine. The thought of screwing up my card or image with a bad stitch makes me incredibly nervous but I am going to try it this summer when I have more time (yeah time, right, LOL). So I'm all into FAUX sewing! I used this fabulous (and one of my faves) Gina K sets called "Farm Life"--its a great set because it can be used for so many occasions.
Kraft cardstock--such a vintage and different look and easy to do. TIP: when coloring with copics on kraft make sure to use darker colors than normal or they will not show up as well. I used Copic colors E44,E43,E42,E41 and then my fave white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to highlight the flowers and grass---the white really POPS on kraft. I colored and cut out the watering can out and popped it up for a bit more fun dimension. The sentiment was embossed with white EP. The dark brown mat was cut with my fave Spellbenders die "Labels 16" and then embossed with a CB embossing folder and lightly sanded. For my faux sewing I used my paper piercer to pierce holes and then drew dashes between each hole with my white Sharpie pen--great and easy way to give a similar feel (for those non-sewers like myself). Some vintage crinkly ribbon and a fun button finish it off!
Now you need to continue on the hop to the wonderful Tami Mayberry's Blog HERE! Enjoy!