Monday, 10 October 2011

Established Elegance in Navy

This card has been rumbling around in my head for a couple of days and finally decided to emerge tonight. I had a friend around doing a scrap page, but I was on a mission to get this done and posted as I wanted to enter the Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge 10.

The Challenge this week is right up my alley! I've always loved to sew - I started making my own clothes without patterns when I was about 9 years old and have sewn ever since. I wouldn't call myself the most fashionable person around, but that doesn't take away from the joy of it all. And I have 3 very fashion conscious daughters who have taught me a thing or two over the years!

Here is the card I created.

... and here are the three sections of the Challenge

I retrieved 3 stamp sets to get started on this card, but ended up using just one: the gorgeous ESTABLISHED ELEGANCE from Stampin' Up! Soft Suede was the closest colour ink I could find to Khaki, and Night of Navy was perfect to go with this.

Recently a friend gave me some wonderfully light fibrous paper that I sewed with the machine, onto some pre-inked, dry embossed white card. I really like how the texture from the embossed card shows through this. I stamped directly onto this with Navy and Suede creating a collage of things that remind me of fashion. 

Many of my cards seem to have a vintage feel lately, so this large brad from the VINTAGE BRADS Collection is a perfect embellishment.

Don't you just love the crown image? I stamped this plus plenty of other small images from the set onto the "background" card prior to sponging around the edges in both Suede and Navy. 

Of course you can't be sewing without pins and as I had some with blue beads on top I decided they would make a great embellishment for this card. I scrunched some CRUMB CAKE SEAM BINDING ribbon, tied it in a bow and placed the pins through it. Everything is mounted onto NIGHT OF NAVY TEXTURED CARD (available in 12 x 12 inch size)

Hope you like the card and it inspires you to try this stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is so versatile and has terrific images to create scrap page embellishments as well as cards.

This card also fulfills the challenge guidelines for
Paper Sundaes  - your favourite colours
Sweet Stampin' Challenge  - In Stitches
The Crafty Pad  - Vintage

That' s it for tonight,

Until next time

Stay Crafty,


  1. Lovely stitching and the blue is so nice. Thank you for entering this card into our challenge at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Debbiexx

  2. Lovely project! Great colours too!
    Thanks for playing in our Vintage Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Wow! I love the texture! Great take on the challenge elements! Thanks for playing along with us at Triplicate Trials Tuesday!

  4. Gorgeous! Love the haphazard placement. Stitching a nice touch. Thanks for playing with us at Triplicate Trials Tuesday.

  5. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Your stitching is great.

    Pam x

  6. Hey Ann. Love what you did with the paper! Catch ya soon. Elle

  7. I love everything about this card. your colors and all the details. Great job. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes.

  8. Wow! A STUNNING vintage creation, LOVE the colour! I am so pleased that you shared it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
    Hugs, Ali x

  9. Simply stunning!

    Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Pad in the VINTAGE challenge this week. :)


  10. Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Triple T!

  11. What a lovely card and such lovely colours as well :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge and don't forget to link back to us so that you can be entered into the draw for the prize chick. Hugs, Dawny x


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