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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge- use an embellishment that starts with a ‘B’

I spent years going to the yearly SAGA (Smocking Arts Guild of America) convention each fall.  Since my wrist surgery 3 years ago, I have not been going- as I have lost the ability to stitch for hours like I used to….anyway, I wanted to make a card for my dear friend to wish her a great time!  I took the opportunity to be inspired by the use something that starts with a  ‘B’ and here is what I came up with:



Button stickers and lace Bows…..The sketch is from the MoJo Monday challenge blog. I found some old sewing stickers and Die Cuts- I bet they are 8-10 yrs old….. (Maybe I will have to start dating my packages when I bring them home…..)….
I stamped on Vanilla CS and used Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy inks.  The stamps are from I Brake for Stamps (Time to Stamp). There is a row of a TJ technique called Aged Parchment that I  Zig-zagged on with my sewing machine and a row of off lace that is ‘pin-stitched’ in place.
For more inspiration, click on the DT names above their project samples on the Belli Blog.  If you post to an online gallery, please use the link CBC100.  The challenge lasts for two weeks.

Challenges for my card:
MoJo Monday Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend- Shabby/Vintage
Stamp Man-Distress
2 Sisters- Monochromatic
Thanks for stopping by
Shelly

15 comments:

Terry said...

Love this fabulously vintage card and for sure your friend will! It is beautiful!

jdmommy said...

Shelly, this is just wonderful! What a treat for your friend! I love the buttons.

Dani said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful job!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful design, Shelly....I love the shabby look with all the sewing, distressing, buttons, and the image is just perfect for someone who sews!!!!

Darsie Bruno said...

love the vintage feel to your card! I have that same paper and haven't used it either!!

Annie said...

oh my gosh, Shelly! What an awesome creation!

Paige said...

you made a great card for this challenge!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Shelly this is beautifully done!! I love the Shabby look you have going on here chick! So pretty!

Holly said...

Button stickers? I've never seen these, and these are gorgeous! LOVE your vintage card!

Kate's Makes said...

Absolutely beautiful! Perfect for our SFTW challenge, thanks for entering and good luck :o) Kate x

Carrie said...

wow I didn't know those buttons were stickers, when I first looked I thought they were real. Great job with this card

joy said...

Great vintage card!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful!! Love the sewing and buttons and the vintage feel. Your friend is sure to treasure it!

Robin Parker said...

The card is a great take on the "B" challenge. Love the lace bow.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Shelly! love this vintage look & pretty design! Just beautiful!
Hugs & blessings!