I would go out tonight…

…but I haven’t got a stitch to wear.

Of course this would make more sense if you can imagine Morrissey warbling along!Not that this song has much to do with this card BUT it kind of wormed it’s way into my brain when I first saw this image and has stayed firmly there.

This week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges we’re looking for Stitching on your cards/projects.One lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.For some beautiful inspiration please take a look at the DT and GDT’s work.

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Vintage Corset & Pantaloons from Digi Doodle Shop.I used Copic Sketch Markers to colour her hair and clothing.Her skin has been coloured with ProMarkers.The reason being that I was so lucky to win the Copics and didn’t have the colours for skintones.I love these double sided papers so much (even more so for finding them at the bargain price of £3.99!) and wanted to show off both sides so I decided to make a frame to go around her.I added a panel of embossed card behind her in the same colour that the patterned paper is matted onto to create the illusion that it is all one piece. I used my Sew Easy Tool to make the holes for the hand stitching.The buttons were threaded seperately then adehered so that they look like they’re stitched on.

Supplies :
Image : Vintage Corset & Pantaloons from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers ; E81,YR30,BG70,E23,E87,RV55,RV63. Promarkers ; Blush,Dusky Pink,Coral
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Ooh La La for Her,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool,Decoupage scissors,Craft Concept In Stitches Embossing Folder,Big Shot,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool with Straight Stitch Piercer Head
Embellishments : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,We R Memory Keepers Aqua Sew Easy Floss 

Here are some challenges this is for :

Frosted Designs : Fabulous Friday – Stitching
Deep Ocean : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Open Challenge
Hooked on Craft : Anything Goes
Karen’s Doodles : Frame It
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : No Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. : Include Stitching
Crafty Purple Frog : Favourite Things (buttons,these papers,the textured card,embossing folder,stitching,the floss and this image!)
Delightful Challenges : Anything Goes
Southern Girls : Anything Goes  

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 12:27:45

    Great layout. Love all the embossing and the image is beautifully coloured. Hugs Denise xx


  2. Chris S
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 14:35:17

    This is so pretty! I love the layout with the buttons & stitching…..neat idea!!!! THANKS for joining us at Karen’s Doodles this week!


  3. dj1952 (Debra)
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 14:36:05

    Great card! I love your coloring of the image. Congratulations on winning some copics. Your papers are great, too. Hugs, dj


  4. karen
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 15:13:25

    Great card Lisa, love the style too.


  5. debs m
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 15:21:10

    love the frame, what great papers, beautifully coloured and love the buttons too x


  6. Judy
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 16:29:45

    Wow..this is awesome Lisa. Super shading and beautifully put together.


  7. Anne Cullen
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 19:41:37

    A smashing card:)
    Thanks for playing along with Karen’s Doodles this week and good luck
    Anne x


  8. Andrea
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 20:26:31

    So cute! I love all the stitch work and I have had this problem before lol Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.


  9. Tammy Louise
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 01:47:01

    Really special card! This is simply a loverly addition to our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, I love the creativity! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
    Tammy Louise


  10. Karen
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 02:18:30

    Such a cute image and lovely layout. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.


  11. Amanda
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 04:24:46

    This is gorgeous, love the stitching that you have done.

    beautiful job, well done

    thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week, I look forward to seeing more of your work



  12. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 13:10:30

    Fab card Lisa. Great stitching and the layout is super.



  13. Donna
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 16:27:54

    Great card and gorgeous stitching hun. hugs Donna x


  14. Wendy Colledge
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 13:23:16

    Hi Lisa
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Lexi’s Creations !
    Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕


  15. Ruth
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 14:00:41

    Gorgeous card, lovely design
    Ruth x


  16. sallysbitz
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 14:39:16

    Lisa, this is a gorgeous card. Loving the layout too.
    Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Challenges this week & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x


  17. Karen
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 15:04:18

    Really lovely card. I like this fold back style with the papers, I’ve used it before it makes for a truly different look.xx


  18. minna
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 22:51:53

    Beautiful card, love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.


  19. Julie T
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 16:30:49

    So pretty! Love the stitching with the buttons.


  20. Gemma
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 21:39:15

    a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Stitching challenge this week over at CRAFT! Gemma 🙂


  21. sarah
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 12:38:27

    so creative, lovely choice of papers too
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K


  22. Rosalien
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 17:26:06

    Fantastic, I love how you made the frame. Looks great. 🙂 Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien


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