Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hand Stitched Banjo Maya

This week's challenge at La-La Land Crafts is Stitching. Our Design Team member Lisa is hosting the challenge and here is what she had to say:

"Hello everyone! My name is Lisa Hjulberg, and it's my privilege to host the La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge. The challenge this week is Stitching. Please use stitching somewhere in your card or other papercraft project. It can be machine stitching, hand stitching or faux stitching. Personally, this is one of my favorite things to do when making a card. I hope you do too... or will, once you've tried it. Remember, anyone can play!"

I really wanted to participate in this challenge, I have not done stitching on my cards ever, used to do it all the time on the scrapbook pages, but never on the cards. That's because most of the cards that I make are designed for my classes, and there is no way we can stitch the cards during the class.. So, I asked my son to pull the boxes out and find my sewing machine (we have moved about a year ago, and the sewing machine was one of the things that had never got unpacked ;-) ).. I got all excited, even cleaned out the place on my not so neat table to put the sewing machine on!! Opened the box.. machine was there, but not the peddle!!?? I was so disappointed!! I am sure I have it in some other box.. just don't which one.. So.. what was girl to do??? I was really determined to stitch my card and just couldn't settle for faux stitching.. Then I thought, if my Design Team can do it by hand, so CAN I!!! I first pierced the layers and then made every single stitch by hand with the needle and the thread, one by one..

Please visit La-La Land Crafts' blog for more details about this Challenge. Everyone can participate, you don't have to use our stamps!! You have until Sunday night to enter.

I used this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers, just turned the triangle a bit to fit my card better..

This card measures 6" x 6".

I really like how this card has turned out!! Paper by BoBunny. Fiskars Border punch. Martha Steward Flower and Leaf punches. Marvy small flower punch. Memory Box pearl stickers in the centers of the flowers. Maya was colored with Copic Markers and cut out. What about the flower in Maya's "hair", I think she looks so cute!!

You can purchase this stamp at La-La Land Crafts online store, click here.

:) Irina


Anonymous said...

Irina, this is a beautiful card and well worth one hour of stitching! The person who will get it, will be more than pleased!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a superb hand stitching job you did on this card. It is beautiful!! I love this card!! So gorgeous!! Rachel

Karin said...

Fabulous card Irina.
Love the design, beautifull papers and your colouring is amazing.

xoxo Karin

Kathy said...

Such a pretty card Irina!! I love the papers but mostly love Maya and her pretty flower!! So cute!! Your interpretation of the sketch is so pretty!!
Hope you have a great day :)Kathy

michvan said...

Love the card, Irina! Gorgeous as usual!! Am in awe at the hand stitching!!! Wow!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Irina,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I LOVE how this turned out! Your design is wonderful, and Maya looks so cute! And, of course, I LOVE the stitching! Great job, Irina. You rock!


Lisa Hjulberg said...

P.S. I'm even more impressed that you hand stitched! You should be a quilter with those straight stitches and all that patience. (*smile*)

Sue from Oregon said...

I too am impressed with your stitching...but think you a little cukoo...I would have went and bought a new sewing machine peddle...too lazy LOL! I have to say you are a master and combining DP to show off a fun image. Maya must be so happy on this great card! Just grand girl!

Paul said...

Maya looks so happy playing the Banjo. The stitching looks awesome too - wouldn't be able to do that myself.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

I thought I had commented already! This is an awesome card, Irina! The stitching is impeccable. Maya is adorable as ever... love the colors that you have chosen.
xx Jane

Debbie M said...

WOW what a beautiful card - so much attention to detail and everything looks perfect. AND it is super cute also! :D

Debbie M