Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nature's Christmas Colors

 
Helloooooooo! 
Wow, what a week it has been.  I'm so happy it's Saturday.  Now I can go face the insanity at the mall and the overcrowded stores, the parking spot that is located the farthest most point from the store, the screaming children because the last Furby was just sold to someone else...OMGOSH...what was I thinking? I can't wait for MONDAY!
Oh, but there is some fun to be had today and it's happening over at Our Creative Corner. Our very own lovely Liliana aka "Lili" is hosting this weeks challenge and she has determined our theme to be...
Stitching and Fabrics!
Nature and it's natural colors really brought this Christmas themed card to life, starting with the earthy wood grained background. That is not paper, it's actually a piece of cream fabric that I've lightly painted Gesso over and then heat dried. Inking a wood grain embossing folder with Vintage DI, I've run the fabric through the folder and then machine sewn onto the card.  The thread was actually white, but a lovely affect happened when I ran a dauber of Vintage DI over the threads. They really popped out nicely.  The remainder of the decorations are simple sticks from the yard, hot glued to some greenery and a double bow of red and gingham and the gorgeous male cardinal sitting perched in the snowy mix.
More inspiration can be found amongst my talented teammates at Our Creative Corner so be sure to check out what they've all created with Fabric and Stitching!
We'd love for you to join in the fun.
Until next time,
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx
 
 


25 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is just beautiful. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. Everything works so well together. Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away - thank you so much if you have already participated.
Hugs
Desíre
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Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Lisa,
The latest card looks great. I love the cardinal. Good luck facing the crazy people out there. I still have to tackle the whole shopping thing and am just dreading the whole experience.

Have a great day.

Hugs,
L.

Pia S said...

Your card looks simply stunning, with the fabric, stitching and sticks from your yard! I love how it all turned out with inking and gesso! Beautiful!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...lovely details and colours.xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Lisa. You are always so creative and clever.

Annie said...

Stunning make Lisa. How I love the stitching and how it popped with the DI.

Your projects are fabulous and inspirational

Crafty hugs Annie x

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful Lisa. Brilliant idea about the fabric and then running it thru machine - oh I can't wait to get my 'Big Shot' this Christmas. The 'sticks from the yard'(lol) and all the greenery looks wonderful. Your card seems so alive and has super creative energy! Nicola x

Tammy said...

Amazing! You have the best ideas! Love your card!!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

So beautiful love the sprigs and the cardinal. TFS

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card! Love the gesso on fabric idea.

Sonia said...

Amazing work my friend^_^
Very beautiful card with that cute bird^_^
Happy weekend,
Sonia

butterfly said...

Wow - I love the texture you've added to the already lovely fabric texture... gorgeous with the gesso and the embossing - wow! Love all that Christmas greenery too... what a great finish to a fab week!
Alison x

Tammi said...

What a pretty effect, interesting how you made it...a gorgeous card! Oh gosh, the mall on a SATURDAY, I feel for you! ;) Had to laugh at your post, so true! ~hugs

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!! ANother fabulous Christmas make! Gorgeous!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

WOW Lisa, this is so pretty.... I love how the cardinal is peeking out of the greenery. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my card, I always feel so special after you've visited my blog :-) I just love being on the same DT as you!

justjsf H said...

What a creative way of texture producing! won't Gesso remain some in the embossing folder?

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - our state bird is the cardinal and I have several at my feeder everyday. They are so pretty.
HONK! HONK! Watch out for that car -- wow that was a close call. No one in his/her right mind goes out shopping today. Did you see those two ladies fighting over that parking spot????
Happy Holidays Lisa!
Sandy

Shelby said...

Another gorgeous creation dbl! Love all of the rich colors and textures you've used and look at that fantastic dimension you've given everything! You rocked it

Shelby

Mary J said...

WOW! The texture, the ribbon, the woodgrain - everything about this is gorgeous Lisa!

Samantha said...

Oh this is totally different and so love hte textures too! hugs me xx

Sue said...

Hello Q
Yes the fabric with the Gesso turns out beautifully, if you remember the first time I tried it out I had Gesso all over my Big Shot!!!
Yours looks very different to mine it is a great technique to play with that's for sure.
Love all your greenery.
Smiles:)
O

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa such a gorgeous bird
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, the fabric and Gesso worked so perfectly on your creation. The leaves and branches looked so real and fabulous. This is really a gorgeous art work... :)

Lili said...

Wow Lisa, another stunning project! That background with fabric and gesso looks fabulous. The branches, leaves and cardinal are a wonderful focal point.
Hugs :)

Margaret said...

LOVE this rustic design! Your little cardinal looks fabulous tucked in among the snow covered branches!

I am finally getting back to my computer and attempting to visit everyone again! I got my box of goodies and HOLY CRAPOLA! I am selfishly keeping a lot of the lovelies for myself, but those crocheted snowflakes are begging to be used for something ultra crafty! I hope you and the entire crew had a marvelous Christmas! I am putting the finishing touches on a little something for you. We'll consider it a 'holiday' gift since I missed my Christmas deadline...