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Monday 16 May 2016

#164 Stitching, Faux or Real

Maike is hosting our Stitching, Faux or Real challenge. Your stitching can be embroidery, hand stitching, machine stitching, drawn or stamped stitching or even die cuts that create stitched edges.
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
I went for the faux stitching, because my sewing machine doesn't like me, but I went all in: stitched frame, focus area and sentiment ;o)

So, real stitching, and nothing else from me! The flower pattern is from a book I've had for a while and I really like how it turned out.


My card is a combination of real and faux stitches. The rubber stamped images are from Tim Holtz and Class Act Rubber stamps. The sewing machine and scissors are chipboard by Southern Ridge Trading Company.

This card is layered with my own Masterboard papers and stamped faux stitching. The stamps are by Crescendoh and the sentiment dies are Tim Holtz then finished off with small pearls.

I used across stitch design from a very old Cross Stitcher magazine and placed it inside a mini aperture card which I then attached to a larger card. The papers used on the larger card are printed using volume 2 of redoute's 'Les Belles Fleurs' CD ROM.
My stitching is faux stitching and is created by my die. Please see my blog for details

My first attempt at embroidery on paper. There are mistakes but I enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone here. Just added a sentiment and bling to finish.

I have used faux stitching on my card which was made using Woodware stamps.

Real stitching was used on my card. I wrote "hi" in pencil on lightweight card stock, then used my paper piercer to create the holes for the stitches. Blue embroidery floss for stitching and a pearl for the finishing touch to the sentiment. The background is embossed vellum. A fun challenge!

My sewing machine is buried under a pile of other things right now, so I reverted to the tried and tested faux stitching for my projectMy monochrome card uses paper from my stash, and a tattered lace diecut.

I have used real Stitching and a Whimsy Stamp which is called Berry Sweet

We are looking forward to seeing all your lovely stitching variations.
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