Using Stitching - Real or Faux

Hi there!

Everybody has something to learn.  That is the beauty of life.  We spend our entire life learning.  This week I was talking with a friend about my cards and I asked her for her honest opinion of them.  She indicated that they were ok but that I needed to work on my colouring.  I admit, I tend NOT to spend hours colouring an image... I just do not have the patience.  However, in an effort to give my images some more depth, I approached colouring this week's images more thoughtfully. 

Our challenge this week at My Heart Pieces was to use real stitching or create a faux stitching look.  It's so easy now a days with stamps you can purchase to mimic the look, just take out a black pen and make those marks yourself!  I chose Priyanka's 'Anhki' image for this challenge.

The first card is coloured with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I then cut her out in order to place her in the window die from Heartfelt Creations.  After cutting out the window, I kept the paper in the die and used watercolour crayons to colour in the embossed areas.  After popping out the cut die, I used a black pen to 'stitch' around the coloured areas.  After trimming a red piece of cardstock to the right size, I used a scalloped stitch stamp to make a border , then cut it out.  I actually did not mean to make a Christmas card but as I put these elements together, it screamed 'CHRISTMAS!!!'  :)  So into my Christmas stash and I found the poinsettia paper flower and Merry Christmas clothing tag. 

My second card is coloured with watercolour crayons and a water pen then also cut out.  I used two 6x6 papers from the same Walmart pad and trimmed to fit the front of the card.  The one piece was used to cut out a frame from Cherry Lynn.  I glued them together then used my black pen again to 'stitch' on the frames.  I adhered my coloured Anhki in the bottom right.  Stampin' Up made the 'Sew Sweet' tag I stamped and coloured to match.  The flowers are from my stash and matched the colours beautifully too! 

So how'd I do?  My images more engaging?


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