Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Dreams make a home

For this weeks Creative Expressions project I decided to get the sewing machine out.
I stamped a piece of cotton fabric with one of the wonderful Art Houses designed by Sam Poole.


I coloured it in using Promarkers then cut around the house. I frayed the edges and then stitched it with a zig zag stitch around the outside of the house. I stitched a straight stitch around the door.


I distressed the edge of the card with Mustard Seed and Barn Door Distress Ink, with a final finish edge of Black Soot. I also did a straight stitch around the card twice.


I stuck the fabric to the card with high tack double sided sticky tape.


I finished off the inside of the card with some Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper, also edge in the same Distress ink colours as the card. The sentiment is using Tim Holtz Chit Chat words, and I drew a stich pattern around the edge of the words with a black pen.


There's something really homely about stitching on cards, I like it.

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It's been a while since I did a Felix update.
We rescued little Felix in August last year.

He's grown up so much since then, even after we snipped and chipped him and he still loves his cuddles, 
the big softee.
Here he is cuddling his favourite toy whilst falling asleep.  
This toy gets the most battering even though its his favourite!


The weather is feeling decidedly more Spring like lately, lets hope it stays that way.
Probably not though knowing our weather.
Michelle xx

20 comments:

Sarah said...

I love that card - such neat stitching! and your cat is adorable :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card in great colors, love the sewing. Thanks for sharing Felix.

Karin said...

haha love your cat! Fabulous card!

Juls said...

fab!! Love your use of fabric! Hugs Juls

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabu,ous card Michelle, wonderful warm colours and I always love stitching on a card, it looks fabulous here. Lovely. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry Michelle, Felix is adorable x x

Helen said...

I envy anyone who can wield a sewing machine!! I love your project, and the colour is just fabulous!

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful mix of elements Michelle (I'm still trying to get to grips with my machine)... Felix is such a cutie. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! I loveeeeee the crown and the stitching!!

Nan G said...

Love the stitching! The whole card is fab! I'll have to do faux stitching hope it'll look as good. :) Felix is so handsome!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the house and your FAB stitching and Felix is so SWEET! THX for sharing the photo!

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Michelle, great colouring too, amazing how vibrant the promarkers remain on the fabric. Felix looks very hugable! Hugs, Anne x

catherine said...

Fantastic piece of sewing work Michelle and such lovely colours
x catherine

inkypinkycraft said...

A great make and I love your stitching! Felix is looking fab too! Hugs trace x

maj. said...

Lovely card with fabulous hause!!!!

Evil Edna said...

beautiful card, such texture very strokeabke and so is he!EE

Helen said...

Great card, lovely colours and textures. Felix looks very content as he falls asleep with his friend!

Sandy said...

This definitely is an art house - only wish I could come up with so many creative ideas.
I also love your cat - great picture!
sandy

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Here kitty, kitty....ohhhh Felix...I love those white whiskers against that pitch black beautiful fur...what a cutie!....oh yeah,,,,nice card too!

Kim Dellow said...

Adorable! Both the project and Felix :) Kimx

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