Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Sew" Happy for Mary

My friend, Mary, is retiring for the 2nd time :) and though I am sorry to see Mary go, I know she'll be happy to be able to sleep in every morning!  I used this week's MFT sketch (MFTWSC12) for Mary's card and I had a happy accident making it.  I had coloured a Maya Road Blossom with the RV06 copic but it was incredibly bright and neon-ish so I tossed it aside, where it landed upside down on my desk.  I looked back at it a few minutes later and the flip side was the perfect colour!
I added a turquoise mini rolled rose and a couple of rhinestones along the open scallop border.  I paper pieced her top and her pants, added a touch of glitter to the little flower on her top and she was done.  This little gal from MFT Being Cute Is What I Do is one of my favourite and I cannot seem to colour her clothes....I HAVE to paper piece them!
I decided to make a second card, as I still had all the supplies out so I made this a square card because I had a BIG flower to use.  I promised Karen I would get out my new Janome Sew Mini machine today.  Why was I so afraid of it?!  It's "sew" easy...sorry :) .  I have to admit I'm pretty happy with myself.  I didn't have Karen beside me but I had detailed notes from her and I'm really happy with my zig-zag sewing!  I used a Stampin' Up scallop border and some TE tiny twinkles, and the BIG flower, which I'm now thinking might be tooooo big for this card but it's already stuck down and "once it's stuck, you're out of luck".



Karen Motz said...

These are adorable Leslie!!! LOVE the embossed background on the first card and what's better than a happy stamping accident!!! The second card has SEW much perfect're awesome!!! And I LOVE the big flower too!!!!

Dana White said...

Oh my friend these are both STUNNING!! Way to get sewing and I love the background on the first card - a very happy accident!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog because you're my favourite sister who I love dearly (don't tell the others.)

Never, ever thought I'd get excited about a card, but "oh my!" The sewing is exquisite...perfectly pivoted corners, perfectly straight lines, perfectly perfect.

I'm impressed. Sew long for now.

Wendy said...

Ok, these are precious! I love them both, and your sewing rocks! If I don't sew on mine, I feel like it is missing something! You will love your machine!