Seams sew pretty

The theme for this weeks challenge at Craft Your Passion is MONOCHROMATIC.The colour choice is yours –  just create away in your chosen tones.

For rules on how to play click on the link.You could also become the proud owner of some free digital stamps if you’re chosen as the winner!There’s some beautiful inspiration from the DT and GDT.If you’d like to join us as a guest please look under the Followers at the top of the page.

For my card I’ve used the Couture image from CoCoDingo,coloured it with Promarkers and applied  Distress Inks around the edges. I then coated the whole image in a fairly thick layer of Crackle Accents.Because this is quite a decent area to cover I gently spread it out with a plastic glue spreader – you know the type kiddies use (what that says about me I don’t know?!).As this isn’t as thick as Glossy Accents it tends to dry flatter and with the crackle effect it doesn’t really show any drag marks.Once it was dry I sponged some Antique Linen Distress Ink into the cracks then buffed off the excess with a soft tissue.Wish I’d taken a close up pic but too late I’ve posted it now!I just love these Papermania Persimmon papers and I got it at a discount too – so even better!I thought there would be nothing better to finish this off than with some threaded buttons,lace,pins and a sewing label.This is actually part of a free printable set from Craft Stamper Magazine.There are lots of other Vintage Downloads too.Just click on Resources and then Vintage Downloads.

Supplies :
Image : Couture by CoCoDingo
Mediums : Promarkers,Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Scattered Straw,Crackle Accents
Card & Papers : DP Papermania Persimmon,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,E K Success Medium Corner Rounder Punch,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Rectangle Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies,Big Shot
Embellishments : Free download sewing label from Craft Stamper Magazine, pins,Woodware buttons,thread,lace all from my stash

 Here are some challenges this card is for:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Anything  Goes
Artful Inkables : Punches and/or die cuts
Papertake Weekly : Cut It Out
Passion for ProMarkers : Old and New (buttons,thread and lace are old and image,papers and card are new)
Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge – Sewing Notions
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Going With The Flow
Inktegrity: Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers : Use Lace
Charisma Cardz : One for the girls
Hodge Podge Shop : Anything Goes
Fun at Fairy Knoll :Family (this card is for my SIL’s Birthday)
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Allsorts : Monochrome
Beary Scrap : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion : One for the girls (optional sketch)
Craft Your Days Away : Texture ( Crackle Accents,threaded buttons,lace and textured card)
Top Tip Tuesday : Layer on Layer
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
Creative Cowgirls : Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : FTTC 91 – Inspiration from a Cafe Baudelaire Print.I chose a French Mannequin Art Print.I haven’t added the blue/green colours but I’ve used the background colours and was influenced by the lace.(Not come across these before and now I’m sorely tempted!!)
Paper Sundaes : Adorn Those Corners
Simple Doodles : Cute As A Button


Lisa x

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shellshearer
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 17:24:42

    Oh hun I just love this, the colour is fab!!
    hugs shell xx


  2. Tracy V
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 18:10:46

    This is just too pretty! I love the image and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!!
    Tracy V


  3. Carol Ann
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 19:05:47

    Such a very pretty card I love that colour! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this week.
    Carol Ann xx


  4. Jackie
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 20:03:55

    I love this card, it’s just perfect for a sewing crafty friend, great colour palette too
    Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x


  5. Claire C
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 20:29:13

    Gorgeous card, beautiful stamps and the crackle effect is lush! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx


  6. Sharon
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 20:32:52

    What an abolutely gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab ‘n’ Funky this week, hope to see you for our birthday blog hop next week.
    Sharon x


  7. Stephanie Landon
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 21:11:53

    Beautiful card. I love all the layers.


  8. Vee
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 22:04:09

    This is so lovely!!. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.Good luck.
    xx Vee


  9. Rainmac
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 23:14:56

    This is stunning Lisa, I love the colours, very elegant and pretty. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Texture challenge, good luck xxx


  10. Gemma
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 23:28:31

    gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma 🙂


  11. Dawnll
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 23:29:16

    So glad you could join us this week with the great monochrome card.
    I tried to leave a comment earlier this morning and it wouldn’t let me.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.


  12. Debbie
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 23:39:17

    oooh fab! great image and colouring x


  13. Jeanette
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 01:34:44

    This is a stunning card. So very elegant. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.


  14. georgia
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 01:51:04

    really pretty! I love all of your coloring! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!


  15. Susan~Killam Creative
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 04:45:18

    Oh my, this is delightful! Not only do I love the your monochromatic colors and coloring, the downloadable sewing tag is to die for! Thanks so much for sharing that source. I’m all over it!

    Thank you for joining our Beary Sweet “Anything Goes” challenge – good luck!



  16. Sharon Caudle
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 06:41:28

    Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
    hugs, Sharon


  17. The Crafty Den
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 17:24:44

    Hi Lissa, another stunning card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    ps feel free to enter as many times as you like 🙂


  18. coops
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 20:01:09

    stunning card lisa.i love your image and fantastic colours and details.
    thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck 😀

    xx coops xx


  19. Cheryl (shestamps)
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 21:12:14

    Your card is so soft and pretty!


  20. dazie
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 21:33:24

    What pretty colours to choose, it makes such a refreshing change!

    Gorgeous card love the layout too!

    Thanks for joining us at craft your days away this fortnight!


  21. Gro
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 22:55:45

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at PfP :o)


  22. Poppet
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 23:43:48

    Another great card Lisa, love the colours you have chosen for this design and the crackle glaze looks fab. I love all the curvy details on this layout, I find it pleasing to the eye if you see what I mean.

    Thank you for entering our first Creative Cowgirl Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. 🙂 xx


  23. Corinne Salesse
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 01:36:06

    what a great card !!! I love all the things on your card.


  24. andrea
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 01:48:43

    fab image,gorgeous card thankyou for joining us at fab’n’funky


  25. Sammibug
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 14:05:22

    So pretty Lisa. Love the addition of the sewing notions.


  26. Rosalien
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 17:15:21

    This is a beautiful and stylish card. Thanks for joining Creative Cowgirls.



  27. kelly
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 22:42:20

    Gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at simpledoodles


  28. Crafty Emma
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 09:13:22

    A gorgeous card, I love the colour.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x


  29. Marianne
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:51:52

    I absolutely love your card! Great colors, great embelishments which fits the stamp perfectly!
    Thanks for playing along with our very first creative cowgirl challenge!


  30. Amanda
    Dec 03, 2010 @ 17:49:22

    gorgeous card, love the image so unusual

    thanks for joining in the monochrome fun at allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw


    Amanda xx


  31. Shana
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 06:37:27

    This is gorgeous! I love the use of buttons in the corners! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes – we hope to see you again next week!


  32. Michele
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 09:18:46

    Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x


  33. Padster
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 13:43:25

    Gorgeous card – thanks for surprising us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x


  34. Lauretta See
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 20:05:21

    JUST STUNNING!! i love everything about this card 🙂 so elegant!! 🙂 xx


  35. Dawnll
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 02:29:17

    So glad you could join us this week at Top Tip Tuesday- this was such a fun card.


  36. Julie
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 21:37:33

    Great card – love the image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at PFP. Juliexx


  37. Karyn
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 22:49:09

    I love the colour you chose for this challenge. It gives your card such a vintage feel. I love it! x x


  38. Joyleen
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 06:42:00

    Another one of my favorite. Love it


  39. Tip Top
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 20:33:26

    Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles Challenge – hope you can join us again next time!


  40. Andie
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 22:05:59

    Hi Lisa
    What an elegant card. It’s fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PFP for our special challenge.
    Andie xx


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