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Saturday, October 10, 2009

OCC Challenge - a sketch, some stitching and stockings

Our October Hostess,
Lori, has issued a Sketch Challenge to inspire your project today.


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For a close up view on the OCC's great projects for this week please visit the OCC Ladies on their blogs -
Silke Ledlow, Jennifer Meyer, Loretta Lock , Joycelyn Turner, Cindy Burgess, Dana Grothaus, Linda Coughlin, Lori Rider, Melissa Young, and Wendy Janson
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check two posts down,
Blog Candy is up for grabs!!!!
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I flipped the sketch upside down. Check out all my stitching on this card -- yes-- needle and thread hand stitching! I originally just added some paper piercing, but then decided it needed MORE and pulled out the sewing supplies to stitch around the edges with embroidery floss. You can see on the outermost edges of the card, I still could not resist some faux stitching too, using a silver gel pen! I colored my stockings with Copics and airbrushed a little Mint Blue to soften the edges. I chose colors for the stockings to try and coordinate with the DP in the background, which is from Basic Grey's new Eskimo Kisses Collection. I used my needle and embroidery floss to create a "hanging string" and then added a silver nail head to each string.


Check out that silver "Naughty or Nice" metal plaque, don't know where it came from but I KNOW it has been in my stash for at least five years!! See... I knew when I bought it I would need it one day!!! I also attached the plaque using green embroidery floss, then added some red crystals to cover up the holes. I added Spica and Clear Glaze pen to the stockings to help dress them up, but of course you can't see it in the picture. I used the Bow Easy to create my little bow -- here's a good one-- one side of the bow has four loops and the other five loops -- have no idea how that happened. I didn't bother to make another one -- I think it adds to the creative and unique part of card making, LOL!
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27 comments:

  1. love this card really like how they are hanging and that metal tags is just awesome
    Hugs
    Norine

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  2. Totally cute card -- LOVE those hanging stockings!

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  3. You with a needle and thread?!?! WOW! Those stockings look like they belong to the Who's in Who-ville, darling. Love it. MLN

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  4. Love the cute card-great stitching! tfs

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  5. That metal plaque is DIVINE, Jenny! That was the first thing that caught my eye. I love this stocking line-up!

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  6. Wow! I love everything about this card! I love the sewing! Hand sewing always adds a special touch!
    CindyB

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  7. Very cute! Love the addition of the stitching, it really makes the card!

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  8. Great card - so many little details. I'm guessing it wasn't a 10 minute card, huh? ;-) Very nice job and I like your lopsided bow (which NOBODY would have ever known if you hadn't said anything!)!

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  9. Jenny you always have such fun and interesting details to your cards! Love this! Reminds me of the plaque I've been meaning to make "define naughty"! Love it!

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  10. I adore all those special details. Those are amazing!!

    I love the stockings - they remind me of the stockings from the Grinch that stole Christmas.

    Stunning card!

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  11. Omg, woman... Can't believe how wonderful all this stitching is--wow! You rock!

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  12. Awesome holiday card! That stitching is amazing, and I love your colored stockings with the DP you chose. Fabulous job!

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  13. Wow, a lot of work went into this but I love it. Colorful and very festive.

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  14. What a fun and festive card. Wow, the hand stitching is fantastic!

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  15. Beautifully done w/loads of fabulous details!

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  16. Awwww, this is too cute. What a lot of details you have going and I think this is the second time I remember you actually SEWING, oh my gosh. It is the perfect touch for this card. Love that metal plaque, love the stockings, love the DP, heck I love the whole dang thing!

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  17. Wonderful card Jenny, what a precious scene you created! Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE the red stitching you added to both the layers and to the stockings.

    Have a fun weekend! Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  18. What an adorable card Jenny!!! You are one talented and clever girl!!!

    Hugs ~ LORi

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  19. super cute Jenny! I love these stockings!
    x

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  20. Nice card as always but it also brings back memories of Christmases Past
    Nancy

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  21. AWWWW - this is super duper cute!!! The image is awesome and I love how you hung the stockings!!! Hugs ~S~

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  22. Fabulous card, Jenny. I LOVE how you have used embroidery floss - the stitching, the hanging stockings and the bow - all very FUNKY!! I noticed you used it on your Krafty Black CATS card also - very nice touch!

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  23. Very fun card Jenny! Love the colors you chose! I am just now trying to catch up on my google reader!

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  24. This is such a fabulous card!!! I love it! Wonderful image!
    Simone

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  25. Oh, the teeny pearls on this is just beautiful!

    Hugs

    Vicki

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  26. Great card, all that stitching looks like hard work.

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