Sunday, July 18, 2010

Moxie Fab - Finding Inspiration In a Layout Challenge


This is my entry for the latest Moxie Fab challenge! You can view the details of the challenge here.

I found my inspiration in the colors used on the layout and also I loved the different strips of paper and how they were used.

Oh.. and I loved the stitching!

In the last few months, I purchased a little better sewing machine. However... I have not gotten it out and set it up yet. I was running out of time to participate so I did some faux stitching with my Sassafras stamps! Turned out about how my real stitching looks... a little off but hey... it is handmade, right? :)

This card was definitely out of my comfort zone... using lots of patterned paper and almost no stamping. But... I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

Maybe if I can take the time to set up my sewing machine I might find that I can use more paper on my projects. I have all sorts of ideas running around in my head using stitching! Well... 2 or 3 maybe! :)

BTW... the base of the card is actually white... it looks a little pink to me in the picture! Like I said... running out of time to participate. I took this pic about 7pm tonight. I don't like to wait till the last day so I wanted to get it posted tonight!

Hope you have a great Sunday night/Monday!

Peace and Love!

Supplies:
Stamps - Stitchery by Sassafras
Paper - White by Papertrey, Fresh Print Clothesline collection from Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Prima pearls, Orange Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics, SU Dimensionals, SU Beautiful Butterflies Die, FP Clothesline Sticker

12 comments:

Amanda Winkelman said...

Absolutely love this card, Kelley! It is beautiful! I so wanted to play in this challenge too, but I think I ran out of time....besides, you've seen what my craft room looks like these days....got to get it back to functioning order before I can stamp again!!! Have a great start to your week!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful card, Kelley! I love the butterfly in the upper corner, and the "faux" stitching fooled me!! Nice work, even though it is out of your comfort zone!

Karen B. said...

Fresh and fun, love how the linear aspect of this card is broken up by that beautiful butterfly.

Courtney Baker said...

Kelley I LOVE this card! So cute!

Winter said...

How pretty! I love all the different patterned papers and the stitching looks great! :)

Catherine said...

This is a very pretty card Kelley. I love the pattern paper combinations and the butterflies. My little girl said to me she loves it too. xo

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! lovely colors and wonderful take on the layout!

Cath said...

Hey Kelley! Thanks for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

BananaStamper said...

Great card Kelley! Fab faux stitches. Hooray for a new sewing machine, get that machine set up girl, you could conquer the world (of papercrafting that is!) with a new machine! Always a great reason to play, a new toy!
Cheers,
Shanna

Janelle said...

Love your take on the layout, Kelley. Great strips of pattern and color -- and the faux stitching is wonderful!

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card Kelley!!!

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous, Kelley! Love your faux stitching - but get out that machine, it is so much fun and I am sure once you've started you don't want to miss it any more!! For me it would be a disaster to not be able to use my sewing machine...try it :)
Hugs, Vanessa x