Friday, July 23, 2010

Stitching at Wags 'n Whiskers

Good morning stampers! It's my turn to play hostess for the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, and I'd like to see you add STITCHING to your project...something I LOVE to use on my cards! I always pull out my trusty sewing machine for this task, but you can feel free to add hand stitching or even faux stitching if you prefer!

For my card this week, I used "Buddy's Balloon". one of the adorable WnW stamps by artist Emma Metcalf. I've been working on a set of 5x5 cards with stamps from this line of stamps from Wags 'n Whiskers. I'm trying to keep the layouts fuss-free and use minimal embellishments to keep them "low profile", as I plan to create a hand-made gift package for them. (thinking ahead to Christmas gifts! lol) I'd also like them to be versatile enough for either boys or girls. I've pulled out some more October Afternoon paper for this card, and added zig-zag stitching to the different layers. The image was of course coloured with my Copic markers.

Copics used: E31, E33, E37, E47, E50, E59, 100, C7, C5, C3, C1, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, B000, B00, B02, B05, B24, YG11, G14, G28

We'd love to have you join us for this challenge...remember that throughout the summer, the Wags 'n Whiskers challenges will be posted every two weeks, so you have lots of time to enter! Nikki and Lacey always have a fantastic prize up for grabs, but you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp on your project to be elligable. (you can find both the rubber and digital WnW stamps HERE) Make sure to stop by the WnW blog for inspiration from all the very talented Divas, and then link up your project for the chance to win!

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all back tomorrow!



Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Buddy's Balloon"
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink in Bundled Sage
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, October Afternoon
Embellishments: Machine stitching


♥Rach♥ said...

As usual, your coloring is wonderful, love that shading on the balloon! You may have made it less "fussy" but it's still just wonderful :0)

Renkata said...

Very cute and sweet. Gorgeous colouring and DP combination.

Crystal said...

Melanie WOW this is soooo super cute,,,,LOVE the fun papers you used.....What a great card..DARLING!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and awsome coloring!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! This is darling Melanie!! Your coloring rocks!! Love the fur you created and the shading on the balloon!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Melanie!! Girl, I totally love your coloring! I want to color like you when I grow up! LOL! This is another fantastic card! That pup is just too stinkin' adorable and those papers are awesome! Love it!!!

Michele said...

Such an adorable card Melanie. Your colouring of the cute image is amazing. Hugs Michele x

Tasha said...

Melanie this is really gorgeous. Loving the cute little image and your fabulous colourwork. Goreous paper too
love tasha xx

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Love the papers Melanie and great stitching detail. Buddy looks fabulous and love the texture of his fur. Hugs, Nikki x