Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge (sewing challenge)

Good morning! Today is the Crafty Secrets DT Challange Day! Our challenge for this month was to create something with a sewing technique. It doesn't have to be a sewing theme but the projects needs to have some type of sewing on it--with a sewing machine, hand stitching or faux stitching. I always love a challenge and believe me this month was kind of a challenge--I don't sew! I can sew a button back on a shirt but that's about the extent of it--LOL! Joining us for this months challenge is Guest Designer Sheila Rumney--Welcome Sheila!! Please be sure to see the bottom of this post as I have a link list for all of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Members and you will be able to visit each of the blogs.Here is the card I created for today's sewing challenge. The images I used are both from the New Little Blessings Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. The images are so darling on the Little Blessings sheets! I did a little bit of hand stitching in the corners on the smaller image and then I created a little ribbon rosette. The inspirations for creating the rosettes came from my aunt Gail. She does the most beautiful and exquisite detailed work on her cards with hand sewing and bead work!! She stopped by here one day last week and was showing me a wedding card she was working on and these little ribbon roses--it was Gorgeous!! She showed me how to create the roses right on to the center of a piece of cardstock. I gave it a try and it was worked beautifully but then I got to thinking it would be great if I could make these as embellishments and I will share with you what I came up with. To start punch out a 1'' circle, then punch a hole in the center and use the hole punch to make five notches going around the circle. Next bring the thread up through the center and across to one of the notches and bring up through the center again. Repeat this until all five notches are wrapped in thread. Tape the ends to the back side. For this next step I didn't have a regular needle that I could thread the ribbon through so I used a wide eye beading needle and it worked perfectly. Bring the ribbon up through the center hole and then go under one of the thread loops and over the next one. Just repeat the over and under continuing all the way around the circle. Here is a picture once the flower is starting to take shape.Like I said you just keep repeating this until you have a look you like and then pull the ribbon through a piece of thread on the back side, trim and tape. For a finishing touch add a few tiny pearls to the center. Once the rose was finished I used a 3D Foam Square from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ to adhere it to the card front. These little roses are so easy to make you could do up several of them and then you would be ready the next time you need a flower embellishment.Here is a close up look at the ribbon rose and the hand stitching. I also added a piece of trim, buttons and a few pearls.I love the image of this little girl--she's so adorable!Supplies
Crafty Secrets: Little Blessings Creative Scraps
Ink: Range Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper: WorldWin Ivory, Spring Green
Accessories: My Mind's Eye Buttons; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, My Stik™; Ribbon, Pearls, Trim

Please be sure to visit each of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Members. I can't wait to see what they created!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

34 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous, Heidi! I love that ribbon rosette, too! Thanks for sharing how you do it--I'll definitely be making some of those!

    Hope your day is wonderful...

    Julie

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  2. Heidi -

    This is such a darling card. It has such a lovely vintage look. And that ribbon rose is just beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial on it!

    Elaine Allen

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  3. Super tutorial and what a cute card Heidi!

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  4. You are so clever!! look at that amazing button:)

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  5. Hi Heidi,
    Another great piece.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  6. Very cool rosette Heidi! I'm going to have to try that. Beautiful Card.

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  7. Beautiful card Heidi! And I can't wait to try your flower tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing this technique!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, thank you (and your aunt Gail) for sharing your technique for making those gorgeous ribbon roses!! I have seen other ribbon roses around blogland, but they always seemed a little tricky (and sticky!) to do. I know I will use this technique - brilliant. Beautiful card, too!

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  9. AWESOME project and tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. Girl, are you kidding me... your project is AWESOME!! Heidi. LOVE THAT FLOWER, and great tutorial ;) I miss our texting LOL! Linda Duke

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  11. Thank you for such detailed instructions for making the flower. Your piece is absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. Gorgeous card Heidi! Love all the cross stitching & that ribbon rosette is fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the flower.

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  14. So lovely and a beautiful flower!

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  15. Oh that is such a sweet card. Tks for the instructs on the rose, gotta try that.

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  16. Oh my goodness that flower is beautiful. I love making things like that. Thanks so much for the directions. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  17. thanks for sharing the "how to" on the rosette! thank Aunt Gail for us! I love your work Heidi, and want you to know it is an inspiration to me! ReNae

    p.s. does Gail have a blog?

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  18. JudyI St. Louis MOOctober 19, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I can't wait to try making rosettes. Loved the sentiment and the whole card.

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  19. Elle est splendide
    bravoooooooo
    md

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  20. thank you for your great tutorial.
    I love this rosette.

    Greetje

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  21. Love the way you did this ribbon rose. I haven't seen that before. I also like the cross-stitched corners you did on the sweet image.
    God bless!

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  22. I really love your card. I love the vintage look but have problems co-ordinating everything together. So, I can appreciate the work that went into this card. I also appreciate your sharing with us how to make a rosette. I plan to practice this one!

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  23. Love your card Heidi, and the rosette really adds to the look, love it!

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  24. Love how you did the flower!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!Thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. Oh so pretty, love the beautiful rosette, and the little image is adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial...

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  26. Wonderful card! Such splendid details. Thank you so much for showing us how to make the rosettes.

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  27. Wow! Gorgeous card Heidi. Love that flowe embellishment. Got to try it! :o)

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  28. Beautiful card and thank you so much for the ribbon flower tutorial!!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

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  29. Wonderful job with your project. Thanks for sharing the flower technique. Gotta try it out one day.

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  30. Awesome flower! I have to try this technique. TFS

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  31. Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! I'm definitely going to try it. This has got to be one of the most beautiful hand made flowers I've seen on a card in a loooong time.

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  32. This is beautiful! Thank you for showing me how to make it!

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