Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stiches with Zoe!

Hi Everyone,

This month at Sundays with Crissy we are challenging you to add Stitching to your projects, you can either sew or draw them on. :) I used my sewing machine to add stitching around the edge of all the panels. I have a tip for those of you who like everything perfect down further.

I used one of Crissy's new digi stamps 'In the Doghouse' from Whimsy Stamps and created a scene by adding the 'Country Walk' and 'Crooked Picket Fence' from MiC in the background. For those of you who love to build your scenes, Crissy now includes a version designed for layering, with an opaque background for the image and transparent around the edges.

When I saw the new images come out I was so excited as I have had the Max & Whiskers Basic Grey paper pad that I had been waiting to use when the right image came along. I am chuckling to myself thinking about how silly that is. I also had these little doggy embellishments that I picked up at a craft show that have been in my little container since forever! :)

I bought the doggy ribbon at the same show and because I had covered it up on the front I had to use it again on the inside... hehee It's just soooo cute!!

Here is a close up of the scene. Lot's of green really. But I do like how bright and cheerful it looks. I know it isn't as 'detailed with shading' as some of my other work but with a headache and the fact that it is quite a cartoony image I thought it looked cute. :)

And here is a close up of the doggy... awwwww. Notice the white toe? That's cause he has a bit of staffy in him... lol Just like my little Kiara.

So I promised a sewing tip! Well... because I have this 'thing' where I like things to be straight etc... I would always get annoyed when the corners of the stitches wouldn't stop in the 'right' place and would be wonky on each corner. So one day I had this bright idea to push a pin through and create a hole in each corner before I began sewing. When I am coming close to the hole I slow down and then manually turn the machine for the last few stitches and will lift the foot and move the card to guide the needle into the hole. It seems to be working for obsessive disorder! heeehee :)

However I don't have any tips on keeping the lines straight in between the holes! hahaa Please share if you do!!

Thanks so much for popping by and don't forget to add some stitching to your projects so you can join us this month! Don't forget to add your entry to the post at the beginning of the month. HERE!!

Big Squeezes!

Zoe xxoo


  1. WOW!! Zoe, your colouring is amazing.I love the scene, it's fabulous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. I just love the scene you made Zoe! I love seeing how you combine images. It is inspiring. The background looks like it was made for the dog image! I love your colouring style too and its great how you left the background less detailed. It makes the main image pop all the more. Love the dotty application too. And of course the papers and little pooch embellishments are also perfect! I'm glad you saved them for this occasion!

  3. Great card! I love how you combined the stamps into this wonderful scene. Great idea!


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