Saturday, February 22, 2014

From Me to You

**Something Spooled**
We have a brand new challenge for you at The Squirrel and The Fox and it seems to be a popular choice among paper crafters.
Here's what we are looking for...
Stitching-with thread
Washi Tape
Embroidery Floss
Basically if it is on a spool you are good to go. :) Make It Crafty is our sponsor and the DT had fun playing with Zoe's amazing images. I used Sassy Violet for my hubby's upcoming birthday. She definitely has some attitude (just like me lol) and I think he'll like her. Since he's a mechanical engineer I couldn't resist using a Gears Stencils by MPD for the background and I added dimension by applying modeling paste directly over the stencil then carefully lifting it. I colored the panel with a red Faber-Castell Gelato and highlighted areas with a Caran d'Ache black watercolor crayon. I tore bits of washi tape and used it in various places to mimic electrical tape. Tim Holtz metal embellies, a bottle cap, wood gears (that were altered with a coat of gesso and painted with a silver Adirondack dabber) and some gauze sprayed with ink spray complete my card. Oh, and most importantly ;) is the ribbon and metallic twine which add a bit of sparkle.
Make it Crafty
Make it Crafty will supply two prizes for this challenge:
One for the winner and there will be a separate draw for those using a MIC image.

Both prizes are a AU$10 voucher to spend in the online store.
A big thank you to MIC for supplying the DT with images to create with!!!
Okay, it's your turn to share "Something Spooled" at The Squirrel and The Fox. Good luck to each of you and congratulations to the winner of the Love challenge and Top 3!
Edited: On a personal note, my MIL passed away yesterday so I may be scarce in blog land for a few days. I'll be by to visit when things calm a bit and would greatly appreciate it if you'd keep my DH and his brother in your thoughts and prayers.



Susan Hogan said...

All of you are in my thoughts Lisa. This is a fabulous card - so full of goodies. I love the texture and the pooling withe both the gears and the ribbon/string. Clever.

Sue Lelli said...

My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of your family, Lisa. THX for sharing.
About your card ~ LOVE the gears and colors and her FAB outfit! Great b-day card, Lisa!

Pia S said...

There are so many awesome details on this card, love the mechanical look and decorative background! Cool!

Lozzy T said...

What a stunning card, love all the detail you have added..Hugs Lozzy x

Lisa M said...

I'm so sorry to hear that L1. I will certainly keep you all in my prayers. On a side note, your card is gorgeous!! I am a fool for those steampunk gears :)
If you need anything let me know!

butterfly said...

A sassy steampunktacular card...

And, more importantly, all good wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.
Alison xx

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