Sunday, November 8, 2009

I can't sew

I cannot sew to save my life, so please don't look at my sewing on this card too closely. Actually I don't think one can miss it, lol! I went somewhat skew, and the funny thing is, usually the cards look better in real life, which is true in this case too, cause this photo makes it look SO much worse than it really is. Honest!!!

For this card I used a sketch my fellow Bella Babe Paula used some time ago. I have been eyeing it for ages now, and finally today I decided to use it. I also decided to enter this card in for the Crafty Catz challenge, this week their theme is dottie. See all the dots on my card, if you can draw your eyes away from my sewing, you'll see it, honest.

The image is a reasonably new one from Stamping Bella called Henriette Lulu. There are a few of them in the range, and they are just adorable. Go see, but be warned you will want them, all! I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils, blended it with grumtine (gamsol or sansador), and cut it with a round nestie. The sewing was done with my mother's sewing machine, and I love sewing on cards, just don't do it often cause 1. I'm bad at it, and 2. the sewing room is upstairs and my hobby room is down stairs. Lazy, I know.

This week's theme at the Bellaland is ANYTHING - ** A WILD CARD **. Isn't that cool, you can do whatever your little heart desires. I love the idea, except now I have to think.

That's it from me for tonight, I am ready for bed, and the thunder is not fun at all. We get really bad thunder hear in Jo'burg, and even though I should be used it, after ALL these years, lol, it still frightens me.

Sweet dreams, when you get there.


Mary J said...

Oh Meanhi, you're colouring is amazing! Come to England and give me a personal tutorial!!

Sharon Keanly said...

Come to Cape Town and give a personal tutorial! Lovely card Meahni!

paula said...

Come to the States and give ME a lesson!! I gotta join in too!! lol...So great being able to talk, now I guess I will have to allow the camera to be on and we can color together! That would be awesome to do when we have a get together with all the girls...a virtual party! skype style. Lulu is GORJUSS, colored so pretty and love the layout.

Silvia said...

Lovely card Meahni! I love this image, she looks sooo sweet. Yes, sewing cardstock is hard. We just need to keep practicing and we will get it right.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love this bella and your coloring is AMAZING!!

Jeanie said...

Hey Sistah, I LOVE this card! You colored her SO pretty and I really like this layout too! GOR-JUSSS!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Meahni,
I would ask you to come to Scotland but I think I'll wait until it's a bit warmer here - bitterly cold and wet this morning. I love this card. I have used that gorgeous paper myself - it's fab. Your colouring is perfect and that image is so sweet. I wouldn't beat myself up about the stitching if I were you - at least it's real stitching.
Fiona x

Suzie said...

Stunning, love everything about it especially the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

carol said...

hi..what a lovely card, love the layout, thanks for playing along with crafty catz, x carol


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