Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sewn fabric with stickers



This is the first card I have run through my sewing machine, something I had planned to do for a while. It is actually very easy to do if you can force yourself to work super exacting! I was glad I had glued the background fabric to the card with PVC glue beforehand... Unfortunately the stitches had the tendency to go wrong when I sped my machine up - I had to find out the hard way, of course!

To liven up the subdued pattern and colours of the background fabric I added a second piece of fabric by layering red metallic net in one corner. I also added a few stickers which are printed on silver holographic foil, and completed it with a green metallic birthday greeting. The somehow contradicting combination reminds me of the song "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)"! What you unfortunately can't see because they show up as white in the photograph are the silver metallic lines in the background fabric pattern - they serve as a harmonizing element in the composition.

Challenges: The Scrappy Chick Sunday Sketch Ch. - Mon - (few)

26 comments:

Sara said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! Love the fabric, it´s so original!
Thank you for joining us at Kenny K´s Krafty Girlz Challenges this week!

Kami-koneko said...

Super card! I love the stitching, the small "mis-stitches" looks quite fancy - I love them! :)

Thanks for sharing KKKG, Laila

Crafty_Fairie said...

Great idea using a machine the effect is super.Thanks for sharing your design with us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Eileen said...

My sewing machine 'runs' away with me too ! The end result is very attractive, with interesting and pretty floral detail. Thank you for joining us at the PanPastels UK Challenge this week . Eileen xx

Karin said...

Lovely card with beautiful colors :-) Thanx for joining us this week at Kenny K`s Krafty Girlz. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
Hugs Karin

lostinpaper said...

Such a lovely card! The stitching adds the perfect touch!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Gillian .... said...

I like the texture effect to the background and also the soft shading of colours, thank you for joining in at PanPastel UK.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous project, I love the stitches and the different textures
Lindsay xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

I forgot to say Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Catherine said...

Lovely card Agnes, thanks for joining in the fun at AnnaBelle Stamps this week :)

craftybirdlisa said...

Great card. So creative. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Lisa dt Cutie Pie

Brenda Brown said...

A creative and original card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jess said...

Love the texture!

Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Woo said...

I can hear the song whizzing around my head now! Fab Design! Thanks for playing at Cutie Pies Woo x

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card .. love the flowers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super what a great bright card. Thanks for playing our Blooming Marvelous Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love your card and the stitching is a beautiful touch!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

Claire said...

Fab project, what a brilliant idea. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Jenny GDT x

craftymum said...

A super card, Thank you for joining us at HSC.
Hugs Sarah
p.s. I have blog candy for old and new followers on my blog

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Lovely colours and creative workmanship. Well done.

Trudie said...

Very creative.... hope to see more like this. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week.
Trudie x

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft. Such an original card! Thank you for sharing with us.

Scrappychick said...

Very stunning combination of elements! Sorry I am just now commenting after a whirlwind week of CHA! Thanks for playing along with The Scrappychick Sketch Challenge!!

Scrappychick said...

Thanks or playing with the scrappychick sketch challenge! Your combination of elements are stunning!

Bettina L. said...

This is truly creative. Love the colour combo and it is certainly very inspiring too. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see yo back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx