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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Another Clarity Corset!

I inked and embossed this image a couple of weeks ago and last time the sewing machine was out I stitched a frame around it with gold embroidery thread, and it has been sitting there waiting to be used. When I saw the challenge at Lets Ink It Up - stitching - I thought this was the right time to use it. This is the first time I have used machine stitching on my cards!
I wanted the image to make the statement so kept the layout simple just adding gold and a black MS punched mat,I decided to make it an Easel card (love these). I continued with the same layout for the sentiment which is a Hero Arts stamp. The border is a Black Promarker drawn with a ruler - something I 'picked up' from a Barbra Gray demo. I rubbed some gold in ink over the image.

A couple of challenges for my card:
Lets Ink It Up - Stitching
Sir Stampalot - Ladies & Fashion
Creative Corner - Easel cards
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge - Fashion

Hope you're not bored with this Corset stamp - I'm sure there will be more to come!

Thats it for now, I am trying to be a better blogger and crafter - so watch this space as they say!

Enjoy the sunny weather!

Avril x


Lisa Jane said...

ooh the card looks really classy with the gold against the black and the lace border a little sexy lol
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops i forgot to say thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

brenda said...

Hello Avril

What a great card for your theme this month and very striking colours.

Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot challenge and good luck.

B x

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Stunning card, the stitching looks amazing and the image is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us for our "stitched up" challenge at LIIU and good luck! ;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Avril and I'm so glad you got your sewing machine out again! xx

pinky said...

Grogeous card Avril, love the black and gold together, stunning! Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot and LCI.


Love the classy black and gold combination Avril and the corset is fabulous (wish I had a waistline like that)!! The black Promarker border is really effective - thanks for the tip. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Avril, so elegant! I love that stamp and your stitching is fab. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Mary J said...

Not bored of it all, Avril - it's amazing to see how different you've made each card look! this is sooo classy - love it!

Mary J said...

Oh, and thx for joining in with us at Totally Ladybug Thursday!

Mary J xxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

It can never be boring, with black lace and gold, looks very bourgois!! love it!!
Love Jenni xx

lisa said...

What a classy card, Avril. I love the MS punching, it really sets off your design beautifully.
Hugs Lisax

Pami said...

Wow, what a fabulous sexy card! Love the gold against the black. Thanks for joining in with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your ladies and fashion creation with us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

xxxtglxxx said...

I couldnt get bored of this stamp Avril! :)

It looks so different and classy every time. Love it against the black and white, and the easel card is great!



Linby said...

Great card-I have that stamp and it hasn't seen ink yet!

Shirl said...

Striking is the only word for this card, absolutely fabulous.
Hugs Shirley x x