City Crafter #350 A Few Stitches

I have the pleasure to be over at The City Crafter challenge blog as guest designer this week after winning their sale now on challenge a few weeks ago.

The theme for this  week is to create a project using your stitch dies or faux stitching.

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Well as I don’t own one single stitch die I had to use the offset feature on my Cameo and turn the line into stitches around the leaves , those of you that own Cameo’s will know how I did it. For good measure I attached the leaf with real stitching.



For the leaf I used and old Indigoblu bubble stamp which I white embossed onto watercolour paper. I used the smooshing technique, well I believe that’s the technical term and a first for me. Using a variety of Ranger distress inks I ” smooshed ” away on top of the image. I really enjoyed it and don’t know why I have avoided watercolouring and smooshing it was such great fun. Once the ink was dry I took out my beautiful Finetec gold watercolour paints that have been sitting in my drawer for ages as I was scared to use them.

I first saw the amazing Kristina Werner use them and was hooked I just had to have them not knowing what I would do with them until this challenge. So out they came and using an aqua brush I painted over the top of the leaf and this is the result. I just love the effect unfortunately its very hard to capture with my limited photographic skills the intensity of colour. The cut out leaf was added into the negative space of the first leaf and popped up with a little foam and then backed onto some delicious wallpaper.

Also linking up to Happy Little Stampers who I see are asking  us to use Watercolours with the optional twist of dies.

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Do pop on over to City Crafter and see what the amazing DT have come up with to inspire us this week,  once again their designs are beautiful and I’m so proud to have been chosen to join them this week.

Take care


20 thoughts on “City Crafter #350 A Few Stitches

  1. Yeh well I own a cameo and I’m still figuring this out … Guess you drew the stitches? Either way it’s a stunning card! One day I’m going to pop on over and sit with you whilst you share your cameo secrets! Fabulous photo of you and I’m so happy that you are joining us at CCCB this week!

  2. Wow Marie! I LOVE this card with all the techniques you have used. The cameo stitching & offset effect is great as well as your ‘smooshing’. (I could sit and watch Kristina Werner all day) You have now made me want those Finetec watercolours! Congrats too on your win and being a guest designer. x

  3. Congratulations on your well deserved GDT. Now onto the card, WOW! I love the stitching, I have used it once but love the tiny stitches you have used with the die, as for the water colouring and the gold WOW WOW WOW. A REALLY beautiful card, but then you are renowned for producing beautiful cards.

  4. Congrats on your GDT gig Marie! I know you will be an asset to this team! I am totally loving this card you made! The stitching is fabulous!!!! And I love all the techniques you used on this card. Your smooshing is fabulous and I love the look you got when you painted on the Finetec gold watercolor! Oh my, it is just beautiful in the photo’s, so I can imagine how it looks in real life!!! Hugs, Brenda

  5. Your take on the callenge is spot on! I LOVE what created with your cameo and that splash of gold is perfect. Such a gorgeous card! It’s a privilege to have you as our Guest designer at CCCB.

  6. I always think real stitching is super-daring and yours, combined with your ‘faux’ stitching looks great. The leaf, with all your artsy treatment, looks amazing. This is such a unique design. Thank you for being our guest at City Crafter.

  7. Hey toots, so great to see you crafting again. This is, of course, drop dead gorgeous just like you 🙂 I can definitely tell the gold shimmer is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  8. ‘Real’ stitching too, oh that’s so very energetic, the thought of actually getting out the ‘machine’ makes me shiver lol. It’s yet another gorgeous and clever design Marie!

  9. Congratulations on the well-deserved win and guest designing at City Crafter, Marie! Your stitched leaves are magnificent and what a brilliant (literally!) idea to use the gold paints. Which, thanks to you, I have just ordered!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  10. You often take my breath away with your creations Marie, this is no exception, fabulous colours and I love the simple design, well done 😀 xx

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