Monday, 11 January 2010

oh wow I've stitched on card!

yes I am sooo pleased with myself! I kept wanting to do some machine stitching but was too scared in case it went wrong and ruined my artwork. But yesterday I had the machine out sewing an art bag for Lily so I thought *go for it* so I did!

I'm using these for the MMM challenge which is something new as stitching on cards is something new and very EXCITING for me! lol


I used Spice it Up collage sheets for the images and the backgrounds are both handmade by moi.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow these are lovely.
Really gorgeous work. Love them.

Donna said...

They look great, shame about the stitching.......no only joking! Works great as a border :)

WrightStuff said...

These are great. Sewing machines and me were never a great mix so this is one technique I'm never likely to try!!

Hermine said...

Both are gorgeous

LiveArt said...

Aaaaw how sweet!! love your cards and your stitching :)

You asked about the serendipity technique, click here to read more about this random paperpiecing technique. She also have lots of links with examples.

Have fun!!

Linda

Willy said...

Your pieces and stitching are great, Mandy!

johanna said...

i always love the touch of stitches on a card, so glad you gave it a try! beautiful cards, mandy!!

Harriet said...

Great work, love it!

Alberta said...

Well, I think you've inspired me yet again, Mandy! The stitching adds such wonderful detail to these collages. I've always admired the complexity of your work, and you've added one more element of design. I've thought about using stiches in my art before, but until now, I've been a bit too intimidated to try.

Gail said...

Clever you - both for the stitching and the great backgrounds.

Diane said...

I love looking at your art--it's very cool!!

Martina2801 said...

Mandy, I find both of these pieces fantastic and beautiful. Great design!

Deborah said...

Aren't you glad you've taken the plunge? :-) The good thing about stitching on artwork is it doesn't have to be perfect - in fact it looks better when it isn't.

anne said...

Great atcs, Mandy. WD

Rachel said...

Great work as always Mandy! Love them both!

indybev said...

These are great, Mandy. I'm afraid to try stitching on cardstock for fear I'll screw up the tension on my machine. Any secrets? Both your cards are colorful and artful! Well done.

Silvia said...

Love the stitching. Wonderful cards, both of them.

Cindy said...

You are so talented and such an inspiration--I love your work!!!
Hugs, Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Amy said...

I totally LOVE the stitching..so natural and real! I love it..wish I had a sewing machine!
Great fairies too

Nancy B said...

They look lovely and the red thread gives them just the right touch!

Michelle said...

Stitching does add another dimension! It's such a shame I don't own a sewing machine.

Diane said...

Mandy, these cards are gorgeous - I'm so glad you made the leap to stitch on cards - I bet it won't be the last time :-) Diane

Janny said...

Theay are really beautiful!

*jean* said...

o mandy, the stitching is a wonderful addition to your magical art!!