Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A Stitch in Time

It is well known across the realm that my Lady Mother is a Master Seamstress. When she was still a young miss, she had already surpassed her elders in the art of stitching. She made tunics and dresses such that the realm had never seen, weaving the most wonderful creations out of seemingly dull fabrics. When my sister, the Lady Commander of Copics and brother, Jason the Machinist, and I were young, she wouldn’t let any of the servants make or purchase our clothing, insisting she do it herself as her pieces far surpassed anything else. As Mother’s Day is almost here, I retreated to my crafting chambers to create a card honouring my Lady Mother.

I started this card by cutting the shape using the Art Philosophy cartridge then stamping the image with the Unity “Sew Cute” set. I coloured it with Distress Markers and my fabled, Hydra brush, earning myself +218 water elemental exp points and levelling up! Next I stamped a ton of buttons (using the same Unity set) on different colours of card stock that matched the background paper. The sentiment (unsurprisingly) also came from that same Unity set. I’m not quite sure why, but the words on that stamp aren’t in a perfectly straight line....very strange (it even shows it crooked on the package picture). I kind of curved the stamp a little to compensate for the unevenness. It sorta worked....sorta....it's still a little crooked.

On the inside I stamped my newest favourite sentiment using the Unity “Deer to Me” set. This bad boy will be going on all future cards to my parents, reinforcing the fact that I am better than my siblings - haha :D

I stamped some more buttons on the envelope to make everything all matching.

This card will stitch itself up in the following challenges:

I still have some of the items my Lady Mother stitched for me, and am saddened I did not learn her art. Instead, I became a Master of Paper...and an adventurer. Someone needs to keep the demons in check.


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

41 comments:

Debora said...

Fabulous card!I love the sewing theme. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner with your Mother's Day creation.Hugs!

Blue6366 said...

Oh now I really like this one. And had a great laugh when I read the inside sentiment. How funny is that for a Mother's Day card?

Thanks for playing along with us again at Cardz TV.

Susan Kennedy said...

So cute!! LOVE that button stamp .. its fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Dewi Lestari said...

Love the stitching idea and the sentiment! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Mother's Day
Hugs
Dewi

brenda said...

A super sewing inspired card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Heather said...

Cute card! Fun pattern paper and images with a perfect sentiment. I love the sentiment on the inside too - I think I need to find one like that! :-) Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Sara Francombe said...

Love this card 'sew' much. :P
Sara x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mian said...

What a wonderful card, love it! Your design and attention to details are great!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hart said...

A very cute card and love the colorful buttons too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Kim's Kreations said...

Love this card. What a great sentiment in side. Wonder how it would work for my family. My brothers (4) would cetainly protest. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at FCCB. Kim Ogden

Chocolate Coffee & Cards said...

Very cute card, I really like the image, and your paper and buttons really show it off perfectly! Super job! Happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Gail said...

Thank you SEW much for entering you lovely card in our challenge this week at Brown Sugar - good luck in the draw - I love the inside message! Have a great week! Gail DT

Missy said...

This is an adorable card, the images you chose sound like they will be perfect for your mom! Thanks for joining our FCCB Mother's Day challenge this week!!

Jac said...

Fabulous card, love all the elements to this, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Jackie W said...

Love your card! The sentiment is so cute and goes perfect with your adorable card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W
SchoolinandScrappin

Cathy said...

Such a great sewing themed card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

Karen said...

Lovely card, like the stitching effect round the edge, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge, karen

Adrienne Crist said...

Great card and perfect for your Mother the Seamstress! Growing up my Grandmother was our seamstress and she made me severa special dresses! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

susiestacey said...

Thank you for joining the 'Sew Special' challenge over at Penny Black @ More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is awesome. Just love the great digi and how you have colored it.

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Crafty and Green said...

Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! Can't wait to see what you'll create this week!!


Many Blessings,
Tina

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is "sew" sweet!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Kary said...

What a lovely, lovely card for your mom!! It's beautiful, and I love that sentiment on the inside. It cracks me up ;) So very fun!!

Emily Keaton said...

Okay, now this is adorable! I love the sewing theme of this super cute card. :-)

Marsha said...

Nicely executed card. Very cute.

Julie Short said...

I had better not let my sister see that inside sentiment. I am sure she would have it tattooed on her forehead.
Your card is delightful - my love of sewing comes from my mum!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card!

Julie Odil said...

That is one sweet card! I'm sure your siblings will appreciate that inside sentiment, LOL.

Ruby said...

Love Love this card. The sentiment is exactly what my kids said to me and they are adults.

NoraAnne said...

So pretty!

Linda said...

ho mind word this card is precious I love colors and just the ideal is so cute and fun!

diana fernandez said...

OOOH I love it!!!

Angeline said...

eeeks! how cute!!! love the buttons

Gaylynn said...

I don't know which is better, your story or the card. lol. Sweet sewing design theme. :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the story and the card, but I adore that inside sentiment!

Corrie said...

Lovely card

JPScraps said...

Super cute card!

Miwa said...

How cute! I love what you did with this card!

Tameko said...

Adorable card design!

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