Saturday, May 21, 2011

Another combined challenge - bling and stitching

I'm having another go at combining challenges - it kinda triples the inspiration for me. This entry is for:

PDCC #82 (colour inspiration)
Scrapbook Boutique May challenge - stitching
CAS-ual Fridays #3 - bling

CAS is certainly becoming a style of choice so I thought the 3 challenges would really stretch me. Can I create something with vintage-y colours, some stitching (which I hardly ever do, least of all machine-stitching) and bling to boot.

Here it is. What do you think?

The "daisy" was stamped, stitched, cut and blinged.  I wasn't too confident with my daisy stitch, hence the stamp first. I also punched the holes before stitching so I knew exactly where the needle would go through. I got my mojo halfway through and nearly stuffed up (floss off, floss on fix).

I used one of my nesties as a template for the circle of bling. I think it worked rather well.  The sentiment was built out of 2 stamp sets (SU Wonderful Favourites and Upsy Daisy).

I think it looks like a scrapbook layout, speaking of which, here's the original PDCC entry I made. I'm not too confident sharing my scrapbook work but here it is anyway...no longer a challenge entry, just something to share.


Cheers all.

By the way, do you have a tip for photographing cards and layouts? Please share. Thanks.

12 comments:

  1. Great work, the card is great and the LO is good too. Sorry, can't help you with photography, I'm not good at it. But Susan recently had a good tip on her blog, you can see it here:
    http://susangoetter.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-i-photograph-my-cards-and-layouts.html
    Have a nice weekend, Valerie

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  2. Fabulous design! How clever to use a nestie to guide your bling placement! Totally going to try that!! :) Your little stitched flower is really delightful! So happy you got inky with us at CAS-ual Fridays and The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. Love your composition as the blings brought out the special elements for this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Love your design on this and that bling is so perfectly placed! Great colors with that white too :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  5. Hi Malyn! These two creations are so sweet. Love the little yellow flower on the card. :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date CAfe!

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  6. Hi Malyn, thanks for the link...I see what you mean now. Your card is fab, great use of the bling and perfectly CAS:)
    Jenny x

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  7. I love this card, great design!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  8. So pretty, Malyn...a gorgeous CAS creation! Love that sparkly gem circle highlighting your sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  9. I love the focus that the bling circle adds to your card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. oh, I love that LO, it is perfect. I like how you used the circle of bling on your card too. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

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  11. Really cute! Love the CAS design and the circle bling element - really cool! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

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  12. OHHHH! Just beautiful--that CAS card is fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gems! I also love your LO--I always want to use color stories/sketches/etc. for LOs, but I get in a rut--you've inspired me to try it again! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

    As for taking pics--I just check my balance in my camera and put it above 1. I also use four lights and a white board box. If I take pics outside, I use a white poster board for the background and I wait until the sun is not directly shining on my area (around 2pm or so). I googled how to make the photo box (simple!). Hope this helps! OH! I also set my projects up on items (a flower frog for cards and LOs I stack up four bibles and set the LO in front of it).

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