Thursday, March 18, 2010

Embellish Challenge-(using FABRIC)!

I knew this would be QUITE the challenge. Since I don't sew or stitch, using fabric is the last thing I do. However, I just LOVE the look of it. I often admire the flawless stitching and sewing adorning other people's cards. I have yet to get a sewing machine! Yup, I own a few things, but not a sewing machine (shame!). The Embellish Magazine 's challenge looks like something I have to tackle right on....so here it is! I used FABRIC without sewing or stitching! When there's a will, there is a way!
The butterfly is from a pair of Dr. John' REALLY old  (clean, of course) jeans .
It was so faded that I had to distress it with 2 Tim Holtz blue inks
I then stamped over it and cut out the butterfly. So there's the FABRIC! Love the textured look of the butterfly. I may now use more of that pair of jeans as I didn't think Dr. John wants to wear it with a big square piece cutout of it.

 I was just so thrilled to find THIS out today. I know this could be a beginner's luck (I AM a beginner in digital stamps), but I am relishing this moment and try to remember it's the "process" that makes this journey beautiful and worthwhile. Thank you to all my blogging friends who continue to give me your comments/feedback. YOU make my journey truly WONDERFUL!

25 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

wow! love that you used old jeans for the butterfly! i love the texture it gives! also love how what you did with the button. beautiful card! Congrats on your win over at Hero Arts!!! THAT is a gorgeous card!! so deserved win!! =)

Dawn said...

what a clever idea to use fabric on your card, And a HUGE congratulations... your birdcage cards were all awesome and the winning one incredible. You totally enabled me as I got the kit after seeing all your wonderful cards.

Be(e) said...

What an amazing card, Virginia! So creative to stamp the butterfly on jeans! Love the button at the bottom!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous!!!! I really want to use fabric but it NEVER ever works out... must try harder if this is what you can achieve!!! Jo x

Agata said...

First of all, congrats to you Virginia for your win!!! This is so cool, your card absolute genius and I am very happy for you!!! Second, this also is quite impressive how you've used this jeans piece to make your beautiful butterfly! WOW!!!

Lin said...

Well now, I'm really impressed! I didn't realize over at Flickr that this card involved fabric! You are amazing and this is doubly wonderful!! Love all the many embellishments!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

First... Congratulations!!!!!! Gorgeous digi card:)

And, love the fabric!

Karen B. said...

Oh, this post just made me smile so much! And the butterfly is gorgeous, great job with the challenge!

Sue McRae said...

Love how your butterfly looks in denim and the red accents! Fab card Virginia!

Tiffany said...

You've really embraced these difficult colors wonderfully, lovely butterfly Virginia, it's also hard to stamp on denim, but looks so effortless here, I love it!

Barbara said...

This is so pretty Virginia! I love the way that you used fabric!
Congratulations on your HA win.It was well deserved!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia
Once again congratulations on your win. I love your butterfly card and that butterfly is gorgeous. Great card.

Mary Dawn said...

i love it when you talk about your husband! i wonder if you call him dr john at home?

i love the distress ink on the blue jean butterfly, totally cute

BabyBokChoy said...

Relish that moment indeed, coz there's MORE COMING!!! Saw your adorable reversed birdie card on CARDS blog, yes, I didn't have to read the credits to know it was yours!! congrats

And this one, well, TOO CUTE!!!

Trinh said...

Love what you did with the jeans - such a cute card! And I'm not at all surprised by your HA digi win; that card was fabulous & creative! And last but not least, congrats on your card being showcased on the CARDS blog!
P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

paula said...

Congratulations on your win over on the HA blog Virginia :D - I'm so happy for you. I love your jeans butterfly as well. Good luck with that challenge xoxoxoxo

Suzanne C said...

Lovely butterfly blue jeans! Sounds like a song. Congrats... Congrats on the HA win! Such a beautiful card!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow!! Such a lovely card, Virginia!! I love what you did with the jeans! Fabulous!

SmilynStef said...

Love what you did with those colors ... and the denim butterfly is fabulous.

Maile Belles said...

Wow Virginia! Love your use of fabric, it turned out great! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I really like the way you used the fabric and the button on this card. I hope Dr. John gets some new jeans. :) Your card is great! And congrats again on your digi win!! So thrilled for you!

NinaB said...

This is so darn creative, Virginia. I love how you "reuse and recycle" - all for the love of papercrafting. :-)

travelingmama said...

Virginia, this is so sweet! I love your design!

FLEUR de Lo said...

I love your butterfly. So many things to do with an old pair of jeans...

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow, Virginia! You are right, that distressed butterfly is fantastic! The texture and colors are awesome!... and all the details on your card, of course are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us!