Monday, August 2, 2010

Under the Sea

Well, I absolutely love the new mermaid Tilda stamp that was part of the Summer kit. I think she is absolutely adorable. I decided to use this image to make a card for a few challenges. Scrappy Frogs is having a stitching challenge, so I combined that with the sketch from Just Magnolia. Here is a picture of the Just Magnolia sketch.

And here is a picture of my card.

I really wanted to sew on this card with my machine, but I could not get the needle to stay threaded to save my life. So, I stitched all the way around the 2 paper pieces without any thread in the needle. Then, I drew in the "stitches" with an aqua copic spica pen. It kind of makes it look like I sewed with aqua thread (which I could never do because I don't know how to wind the bobbin or anything like that so I stick with white). The paper is Basic Grey 2 Scoops. I didn't add the sentiment like in the sketch because honestly, I ran out of time. I had all kind of issues going on yesterday and this is the best I could do LOL. All of the little gems around Tilda which are hard to see in the photo were set with my Irock tool. They are clear crystals and some blue and green metallic studs.

17 comments:

Lisette Morris said...

Your stitching is awesome!! I'm going to have to give it a try. I can't sew to save my life. Your card is great!!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Awesome card Mindy! Love the sea colors you used and your coloring is beautiful! So creative with your stitching too!

Blessings,
Gloria

Nancy said...

Mindy, this is wonderful. Isn't that Basic Grey paper fabulous? I have about 10 sheets of it. I love everything about your card. The colors are great. I must look into an irock as I have no idea what it is.

Mina said...

fabulous card Mindy, I love the papers you used...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Lisa said...

Great Card Mindy~
I love the mermaid, she is darling! Your stitching looks FAB girlfriend!! I also love those Irocks!
Big Hugs!

Cheryl said...

OM Goodness, Mindy, she is beautiful! I love the gems and your awesome "stitching"! Love, love, love her hair color!

Candy said...

You have done a great job as always, Mindy! The DP paper you have used in the very back looks like waves in the water. Love your colouring and your bling :o) Your 'stitching' is wonderful.
Hugs, Candy

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What a cute card and I would have never known that is was not stitched if you had not told ! Great job
Hugs

Jennifer said...

Fabulous card Mindy, I love your 'stitching' as well. It looks so realistic and that gorgeous DP looks like waves.
hugs

Sheri said...

Oh man...so sweet! I love this so much Mindy. The stitching, your coloring...the bling! Fabulous!

Maureen said...

So adorable Mindy! Love the blingy bubbles!!!! Great job; even with your issues with the sewing machine, your stitches are awesome!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the colors that you have used and your take on Bev's sketch is fabulous!!
Thanks so much for playing!
:)Kathy

Silvie Z said...

Gorgeous card Mindy, great colors and your Tilda is so cute! I love the stitching pattern!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous, I bought a sewing machine and it's been out it's box once - can't sew a straight line, lol. Love the faux stitching and Tilda is coloured beautifully. Sarah x

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous card, Mindy! Love all the details that make this such a special card.

Louise said...

Your card is beautiful, love the stitching

Cordine said...

Stunning card! love the stitching.
hugs cordine