Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Twist of Faith Challenge Stitching - Real or Faux

When I was seven years old my grandmother brought me a little sewing kit she'd made for me and began teaching me to embroider.  I usually prefer to hand stitch on cards and scrapbook pages because I find it rather soothing while watching TV. Maybe that's because it reminds me of my dear grandmother who was an accomplished seamstress, both by hand and by machine. So I loved this week's challenge at Twist of Faith.

 Our sponsor for this week, Robyn's Fetish! Our randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from Robyn's Fetish ... and we thank our sponsor for their generous prize
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

This week our challenge theme is:

and a scripture, or uplifting verse or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support

I chose a verse about God being a "Sun and shield" for us.  There are a number of flowers, like the sunflower, who always turn their faces toward the sun throughout the day. I think that's a beautiful lesson for us to keep our eyes on the Lord as we go through the day, all day.

My card uses Sunflower 1 from Robyn's Fetish so I thought the verse should be on a "sun." I punched holes around the edge and used what I call a whipping stitch using yellow crochet thread, which I hoped were symbolic of the rays we often draw around a sun.

I mounted my Copic-colored image on papers from Graphic45 "BotanicaBella" and "Tropical Travelogue."  I used Chocolate and Vineyard Berry waxy flax to make french knots on the sunflower's center and in place of brads or other small embellishments. I also used a stitched ribbon to go with this week's theme. The tiny little buttons I used were threaded with thin bits of the yellow crochet thread which could actually be separated into 6 strands.
I  hope you'll join our challenge by sharing your own form of stitching, real or faux. I can't wait to see what you create!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - flower/s as the main focus
Gingerloft - ribbons and bows
Love to Create #54 - Wrap it up - string, twine, or fiber
Paper Playtime #4 - use a sentiment stamp (the Verve Psalm 84:11 Plain Jane)



Jenée said...

This is a totally wonderful card and a delightful tribute to your Grandmother. I like the thought you put into the "sun" and the details on your flower. Beautifully done.

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card, nice image, love the verse you used and the papers are so pretty...
I am happy to see you joined us at Gingerloft challenge.
Ardilla :)

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely card, love the details and the great use of the ribbon, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

Marie said...

Such wonderful rustic looking card. Great one! Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Sharon said...

Lovely card, I especially love the stitch detail with those french knots! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

amanda phillips said...

What a really sweet card. Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Sandy said...

Fab card, love the big sunflower and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining the ribbon and bow challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight.
Hope to see you again soon.
Sandy DT

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Very pretty card. I love the handstitching you have added!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky