Friday, 7 September 2012

Go confidently... and sew!


This week's Friday Mashup challenge is brought to us by Holly and it had me a little nervous...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a "Back to School" themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with "Sewing".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Back to School project with Sewing".

So you might be wondering why I would be nervous about this...? Well me and my sewing machine have had a troubled relationship... namely that most times I try to use it something goes wrong and because I am {clueless} still learning I never seem to know how to fix it! My super-sewer sister (who is an apprentice on Savile Row!) keeps trying to educate me but I seem to forget what she says as soon as she goes back to London lol! Anyway, I'm not one to let something beat me so I was determined to give it a go for today's challenge and here's what I ended up with...

Amazingly, I managed to sew successfully without anything going wrong lol! I used one of the new in colours called Summer Starfruit with a colour combo found in SU's colour coach. The balloons were stamped with Summer Starfruit, cut out and popped up with dimensionals on the background piece of Very Vanilla that I had stamped the baskets and clouds on. The sentiment is from a new set coming in our big catty in October called Word Play that I inked with Marina Mist and Real Red markers. The Summer Starfruit background was stamped with the key from Artistic Etchings using Summer Starfruit ink. I added a strip of First Edition dsp as well as a punched border using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch. The ribbon is the new Cotton ribbon from the Autumn/Winter catty that I dyed with a Marina Mist inkpad and a few spritzes of water then dried with a heat gun - I added an antique brad to create the little banner effect.

I used the sketch from the brand new challenge site: Fab Friday...

Make sure you pop over to the Friday Mashup to check put all the fab creations of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. I really like how you made the little banner from the cotton ribbon and used the antique brad to anchor it! Very unique! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

  2. I love the balloons and the bright colors compliment them perfectly! I also really like the look of the stitching. Thanks for playing along at Fab Friday!

  3. Love that sentiment and the balloons Amy, plus you did a great job on the sewing! I dont sew and avoid it at all costs, LOL :)

  4. That is one of my favorite sentiments! Sewing - wow! You rocked this card! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday.

  5. Love your fun mix of paper and elements! I am terrified of my sewing machine. It's like the monster lurking in the closet. :)

  6. This is terrific! I love it! And you are not alone! I'm NOT friends with my sewing machine although I wish I were! You did great. Colors are fab and thanks for playing at the Fab Friday!