Sunday, February 14, 2010

Barefoot Tilda and my zig-zag stitching

Happy Valentine's Day!

I finally did it! I set up my sewing machine and I stitched for the very first time on paper. I've seen such beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts with machine stitching but have never actually tried it and now I'm hooked! My sewing machine is 38 years old and was handed down from my husband's grandmother. I wasn't even sure that it could do a zig-zag stitch, but it worked like a charm. Now I want to sew on every card and every scrapbook page!! If you look closely, you'll see the zig-zags around the outside edges of the patterned paper.

This Barefoot Tilda is colored with Copics. I'm trying to go with the concept of "less is more" when I color and I am not putting down so much color on these little Magnolias. I love the look of the soft colors and they went perfectly with this paper from "Pink Paislee". Her wings are glittered with some Doodlebug sugar-coated glitter - I'm not sure if that shows up in the picture. The card stock and ribbon are from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Julie

25 comments:

Leonie said...

O I love your 'soft' colouring on this. Totally gorgeous and goes well with the pink paislee papers.

hugs
Leonie :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Julie.. Well done on using the machine..
Cheers Lesley

Cami said...

Very pretty card Julie. I like the softness in your coloring and the DPs are also pretty. Great job with the sewing machine...I put mine away but may have to bring it out again! Cami

Julie said...

Looks great!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Julie! And I love the stitching! It's amazing how much it adds to a card, isn't it! Great job coloring too! hugs!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous! So soft & pretty and delicate--it's really beautiful, love the stitching (I'm too afraid to sew on my cards, LOL)!

hugz,
Suzanne

Patti.Jo said...

Great job on your stitching and your coloring is very pretty! Terrific card!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring job Julie!
Hugs,
Cabio

Nancy said...

YOur card is beautiful and I love the soft coloring you have done a excellant job! Great job with your machine stitching as well!
Hugs,
Nancy

Nancy said...

great job on your sewing...and Ireally love the softness of this card...she's soo pretty sitting there...

Hugs
Nancy T.

michele hileman said...

That is really awesome. I love it. you did a great job

Kerry H said...

Sweet little card. Love the stitching.
Kerry H

Wendance Designs said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lauren said...

Cute card! Great job with the stitching! It adds such a beautiful touch! I've been scared to try it... I've never owned or operated a sewing machine in my life... But you make it look easy!

Lauren

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Julie, beautiful card, you have done a wonderful job on the stitching, I love my sewing machine !!

Hugs,
Patricia

Burns Family said...

I love the soft colors! I agree that less is more! Thanks for sharing your card.

Deb said...

Adorable!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhhh! Your soft coloring is absolutely gorgeous. You background paper is so pretty and really showcases Tilda at her best. Your sewing is just perfect. I sew all my panels and couldn't consider a card without it. It saved on tape too! I think sometimes those old clunkers are much better at sewing than the new one with all the bells and whistles...gorgeous card...

Angie said...

How adorable! Tilda looks so sweet. I love the stitching too. It adds a whole new layer to the card. Great job!

Tracey said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love it!

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card! Your stiching is the perfect touch, I haven't been brave enough to try this yet :)
Hugs, Christine

Crazystamper said...

Oh I love it! This barefoot Tilda is just too cute...now on my list of must haves. I enjoy sewing on cards too...welcome to that addiction. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Peggie said...

She is beautiful and the colors so soft. Your sewing is great.

Candy said...

Oh you have done such a beautiful job on this card!!!! I adore the soft soft colouring and your stitching rocks!!! ONE GREAT CARD :o)
Hugs, Candy

Angie Kennedy Juda said...

Wow!! I love everything about your card :)