Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring Ducks

I had this image colored for almost a week now and have been meaning to make it into a card for the Clearly Delightful challenge which was to use a duck image.  

Instead of faux stitching like I normally do, I decided to try and use real stitching.  While my lines are pretty straight, I don't like the corners.  I definitely need more practice to try and figure out how to make the corners more square, and to figure out how to end the thread without going over the edge...but hey, it's a start, and for my first time, I'm pretty happy with it.  The satin bow was made with my bow easy and then I threaded some organdy through the center and then through a button and tied that in a bow.  I wish I knew where the image came from, but unfortunately I don't have any clue (it was just saved as ducks on my computer over a year ago).  Of course the image was colored with my copics.    

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Use stitching

Paper Sundaes - Glittery Spring - I hope my shimmery organdy counts
Allsorts - 3,2,1 - 3 types of paper, 2 types of ribbon, 1 image
Bee Crafty - "Sew Cute" - use stitching
The Corrosive Challenge - "Sew it Up" - use stitching
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights 
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Keep it Simple 
Cute Daisy May - Bright and Cheerful
Sophisticat Challenges - Stitching
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spring is in the Air
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - "All about Me" - use what you love (Copics, Ribbon, Bow Easy and stitching )
ABC Challenge - O is for One Paper (only 1 DP used)
Crafty Creations - Stitching
Inky Impressions - Spring
Little Red Wagon - Ribbon
Your Next Stamp - Spring Colors
Lots to Do - Use a machine (sewing machine)
Stamp Something - Touch of Spring

Have a wonderful day! 

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  unknown (digi image)  
Ink/Coloring:  Copics (Y00, Y02, Y04, YG01, YG03, BG000, YR12, YR14, N8)
Paper:  Barely Banana; Certainly Celery; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - unknown (from grab bag at LSS)
Embellishments:  Satin Ribbon (Michael's); Organdy Ribbon (JoAnn's); Buttons (unknown)
Tools:  Sewing Machine


Laurie tx stamper said...

This is adorable! The colors are so precious and those ducks are even cuter! Thank you for playing!

Helen Dooley said...

Great card. I love the little duckys they are soooo cute. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT thes week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a great card with the coloring, paper, and pretty ribbons!Thanks for joining us at Clearly Delightful!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Please email me for your image from the CDBC #2, I have closed the comments to that post. Thanks!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

I just love your cards! So pretty and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Clearly Delightful and Paper Sundaes!

Blankiefinder said...

What a great card, that image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love it, such a cute image! Thanks for joining the CDM Challenge this week!

crafty creations said...

Love the way you've used your machine.

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Avril Ann said...

Jodi, I love this card, such a great image, thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

The Inky Minx said...

Ah a fellow crafter unsure of there machine, glad i'm not the only one lol
Your creation is just darling, i love those cute ducks :)
hugs minxy

Linnie said...

Oh this is a real cutie i loove it
Thankyou for coming out to play with CDM this week

sam said...

Ah sweetie this image is adorable and don't worry about the stitching it'll come with practise I'm sure. Thanks for joning us at OSAAT this week and all the best in all the challenges
Sam x

Avril Ann said...

Still loving this card Jodi, am back to thank you for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

stitchy said...

Jodi, your unknown ducks are the cutest lol and your stitching looks fine to me, card is just beautiful..thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week..luck to you in your draws..
stitchy xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card love the cute image. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Catherine said...

What a cute card ! Love the colours ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smiles from Catherine

Dee Jackson said...

Oh this is really cute!!Thank you for playing FTTC54 this week.

Shary said...

What a cute image and gorgeous spring colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week.x

Donna said...

Super sweet card, fab and cute little ducks...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Tasha said...

Lovely bright cheery card :-)
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, ahh these ducks are so cute,and your stitching is great, thanks for joining us at OSAAT,hugs Liz xx

LORi said...

Another fab CUTie Pie!!! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant this week!!


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Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake and Bee Crafty - your sewing is so much neater than mine!


Sarah said...

OH' this card is just Adorable love those little ducks fab image and detail, thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge
Sarah x

Rosanne said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

Cheryl said...

oh gorjus work hun thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxx

Vixykins said...

That is so sweet! Very simple card and extremelhgy effective, love it!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card!! Love the duckies and great stitching!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Bee Crafty and The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-Bee Crafty DT & TPE DT

Deanna said...

Dee - LRW

Shana said...

Gorgeous! I love your duckies! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

judie said...

This is really effective, the faux stiching lots good, i cant see the prob with it hun, well done for trying something new, wouldnt catch me new a sewing machine lol, thanks for playing with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card and love the design and details, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May and we hope to see you again next week.
Hugs Linda

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I think you must have broken the world record for combining challenges! Amazing!

This is sooooooo adorable. I love it. Really fresh!

(and hats off to you with 4 young kiddies. They too look absolutely gorgeous).

pinky said...

This is just the cutest, I love these little ducks. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Karen said...

Adorable! I really need to try the stitching on my cards, I just love the way it looks! Thanks for joining us at YNS!

mommabear said...

this is just adorable love it

Ang C said...

What a gorgeous card

well done on using it in so many challenges

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is adorable! I love those little duckies! The colors are perfect and all of your little touches are just right! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Cathy said...

Fab card and gorgeous paper.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge.
Cathy xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally adorable Jodi and perfect for the Spring challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week. :)

Betty Wright said...

Jodi, this is fantastic and so super cute! Great looking card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness Jodi, this is so darling!!!

Crystal said...

AWWW Super cute spring creation, wonderful colors and great coloring!!!!!

Crystal said...

awww forgot to say.... Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet spring creation!! Love your ducks and the scene you created. Great coloring and design!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Spyder said...

Love your image, lovely stitching! The corners look fine to me! (I guess you're stopping at the end, needle still in, lifting foot, turning card and then carrying on, rather than carrying on sewing round the corner??...sez me who can't sew!) Thank you for joining OSAAT's Challenge!
Hope to see you next time too

Bee said...

Very cute card and great effort with real stitching. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

itsabrt said...

What a darling card! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions have a inky dinky day! Beth

Angelwood said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the spring colors! Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions! hugs, Angela

Maureen said...

Fabulous card!! Love the image and that perfect bow! To end my sewing, I crank the machine manually the last few stitches and end by putting the needle back into the very first hole so that it ends up a perfect square. Then I pull all the threads to the back, and tape them down. HTH and thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

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