Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday At The Studio

This Sunday's challenge at The Studio was to use sewing or weaving on a card. I sew on everything so I thought I'd give the weaving a go. I had a great time playing around with this technique and now have lots of ideas about weaving paper in my head. Here's how I applied my new found skill for this week's challenge: 
I wove some strips of coordinating patterned paper into 4 x 5 panels (these are all pre-coordinated courtesy of my last Studio Calico kit) then ran them through the Big Shot. I used some nested circle dies. Here's a close up of the woven circles:
materials: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned papers: American Crafts, Studio Calico, Crate; letters: Pink Paislee; string: Divine Twine

After the circles were cut, they started to get a little loose, so I stitched around the edges of each one. The stitch also gave them a little dimension on the card base. Since the little patterns were kind of busy, I kept the rest of the card very simple.

Feeling inspired to weave or sew, yet? If you need more inspiration, stop by the blog to see what the DT created this week. You will not be disappointed! Hope you'll play along and link up your creations at  The Studio.

Today I've got to get working on a large cookie job that just came in - 110 cookies due by Saturday. Hoping (praying) our humidity stays nice and low. Cookies hate humidity. (And I'm not very fond of it, either!) Also need to get invitations ready to go  for my son's soon-to-be-happening pool party. Can't believe that little guy will be 6 on Tuesday! I was planning to make them, but now, I'm not so sure.

Hope you have a great day! As always, thanks for stopping by!


jamie long said...

Yet another thing I have in common with cookies ;). I have to try that circle weave it is awesome, they would make the cutest coasters too.

Karen B. said...

Good luck to you and I hope the humidity lays low for your sake. The weaving adds so much to your card, wow!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i wanna weave something now!! this is too pretty!

papirdiva said...

Th weaving leaves an amazing effect. Thanks for sharing!

curlyqmosaics said...

This card is too cute! I love the way you weaved the paper together before sewing it...very creative! The overall color scheme is perfect and the twine is the perfect added touch!

Sara said...

Those woven circles are beautifully done! Such a pretty card!

aurorafedora said...

i love this! it looks so simple at first, but then you realize how the circles are made with the woven paper-very cool!