Monday, 26 July 2010

Stamping on fabric...

... I've never really tried it.  So I thought I should.  And the Shabby and Vintage challenge over on the Moxie Fab World blog gave me the perfect opportunity!
I made this card using one of the stamps from THIS cute Hero Arts set.  Love it.  I mixed it with some Lily Bee 'Lovely' papers, and a scrap of fabric I had lying around.  The sentiment is from THIS set, and I stamped it using THIS ink.  I'm sure I should have used Staz-On, but this ink worked fine. (I've never succeeded much with Staz-On... not sure why.  Is there a trick to it?).
I do love making cards with twigs on.  Especially when they are from my tree.

I hope you all had a good weekend.
Anyone else wishing they were at CHA this week. :(
Let's all us non -attenders band together and share whatever sneak peeks we love best.  I love looking at new products and creating cards in my head :)
P.S. Is the new blog design OK or is to too cluttered? 

34 comments:

Eveline said...

I'm on full alert for anything CHA related. I love to see new products (and buy them).
Great card.
Eveline

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is a fabulous card! Love it

Laurel said...

Another gorgeous creation!

Dwita said...

First, your card is awesome.. It took me some minutes to enjoy it.
Second, the new blog is fine...
Third, CHA is something that is only in my dream... LOL...
Great work on the fabric, Lucy..

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Lucy...Love the use of fabric.

StoneGypsy said...

The card is lovely, anyone would be excited to receive it. I love the use of the twig also. I recently made a rustic star from twigs for my home. Blog looks very nice too.

Lin said...

LOOOVE THIS!! The twig is a sweet addition! A friend just reminded me to pull out all that old cross-stitch linen from years ago and stamp on it - seeing your results, I'm going to try that next!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fantastic card, Lucy! I think your blog looks good. Doesn't look clutter at all. :)

Barb said...

What a fabulous card, Lucy! The fabric is perfect for a vintage feel! Love the new blog design....not cluttered at all. :)

Ellie A. said...

OH.. just sigh.. that's what all your creations do for me. I am still fighting that challenge I can SO not work a Shabby &Vintage card. Add me to the CHA want to be goers (does that make sense? lol)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So gorgeous love your beautiful work!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is shabbilicious Lucy!!!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

your blog re-design looks fabulous lucy! love your card too!

Momiji said...

just lovee these natural colours and textures and the addition of that very fine twig is perfect!

Aimes said...

Oh I just love the use of twig on a card! Looks fabulous! Also think you've mastered the Shabby and Vintage style perfectly!
I too wish I was at CHA! Can't wait to see what's happenin' over there!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tiffany said...

Great card and wonderful new look to your blog, love everything bigger!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE this card! Such pretty colors and what a great job stamping on fabric. I can never do it right! LOVE IT!

Ann said...

Oh what perfect stitching - how do you do it!! So many lovely elements on this card - its absolutely fabulous!

Dawn said...

Amazing stitching Lucy. Just perfect. The linen is just right behind the bird, Blog is great too

travelingmama said...

This is just gorgeous! I totally wish I was at CHA!

Alice Wertz said...

love the twig! lovely card! wish i was at CHA.... sigh... hope i can go to one some day... have you seen the Cosmo Cricket previews/sneaks that Debbie Olson has been doing? they all look so yummy!! =) great new look on your blog, too!

Sarah Anderson said...

the fabric is a perfect background to the little bird, and the twig is perfect!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!! Perfect in every way!

janet said...

Gorgeous, Lucy. i am just in the middle of making a "twig" card too. Blog looks fine :) As soon as I opened something struck me as different but not "cluttered".

Tiffany Heilman said...
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Tiffany Heilman said...

Super cute card...love the fabric. Stazon is great for metals and slick surfaces, although you need a steady hand. Also, like the new layout, it is not too cluttered!

Lizziski said...

Oh I love this card Lucy. That bird is so cute and even better with his little twig. I must 'borrow' that idea from you, I just love it. Your papers and that fabric are so good together.

I put a couple of Tim Holtz sneak peaks on my blog the other day, if you want to take a look http://happyfortheloveoflife.blogspot.com/2010/07/omg-tim-holtz-sneak-peeks.html
I've pre-ordered the deers, just couldn't resist

Jess said...

Oh Lucy! This is just perfect. I love the addition of the twig, and what a cute bird!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamping on the fabric, also was wondering if fabric can be cut with my cuttlebug and spellbinder dies? how do you cut yours?

mckinkle said...

oh WOW what a great card and such a unique idea! Enfys is the only person Ive ever seen do this before.

I have to agree, the natural theme of the image and g=fabrics and the twig really add to the beauty of it.

YOu can definitely see all of the work thats gone into this.

Keryn x

donna mikasa said...

Love your new blog design--not cramped at all! And your fabric stamping is wonderful! Your stitching always floors me!

Vel said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Nina said...

So simple and clean and yet totally STUNNING! Gorgeous!

Cath said...

Hey Lucy! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)