Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Treehouse Thursday Challenge #47

     First I'd like to share a video of David piano-playing. Feel free to skip. OR you can listen while you read this post. I'm busy taking him to local piano competition this week. This is the music that is heard daily in my house...
video
This is my last week to guest design for the Treehouse Stamps. It's been a fun month looking at all these fun and lovely images. I love thinking about them and try to envision what will make them SHINE. This week's challenge is to use any type of Faux Technique to create a birthday project. It's all about "faking" it, if you don't have IT! I think we can all relate to that to some degree--if you know what I mean, no, it's not about the body parts...it's all about Faux Stitching!
I resized the funky Tweety bird image and added the birthday hat and pom pom. Then I added the faux stitching white dotted line for the sentiment. Here's  my original card. My understanding of faux stitching was to draw a dotted line....and that was it.
However, after studying this fabulous link on Faux Stitching, I realized that there is SO much more I can do to compensate my inability to sew! Here's the revised version.
 I know my faux stitching is not perfect, but the look does resemble the stitching that I crave for in my cards.
And last but not least, my lunch with Stephanie and David at home.
Grilled Flank Steak, Soba Noodles, Fried Egg, Chinese Cabbage. YUM!

27 comments:

Karen from MI said...

WOW! You are SO BLESSED, Virginia! It must be FUN living at your house! Our home is like the MORGUE! Yes, we are SO QUIET over here! I LOVE music and David's piano playing is simply BEAUTIFUL! I can't get over how well he plays. You must be SOOOOOOOO PROUD of him! I wish I could play like that. Maybe I should secretly sign up for lessons and shock the pants right off of Ron by letting out all of the stops sitting at our piano! Ron's our "player", by EAR! He would be in amazement if he heard David's playing! LOVE your SWEET card, too. What a TALENTED family. Can't believe that your guest design week is coming to an end so quickly. You did the all of the images PROUD, Virginia. And your food looks YUMMY! I see that the Lu family is "eating good in the neighborhood"!! Stephanie must be SO HAPPY to be HOME again! Enjoy your home, Virginia. I know that I would!
Love, Karen xoxo

BabyBokChoy said...

I want those noodless!! Look so good. Put the cute and chubby bird in there, yum yum yum!!

Sheng said...

yummy yummy in my tummy!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Another great and rich post Virginia!
Love the card with this adorable bird, thank you for sharing ;-)

Simone said...

Wow David is an amazing piano player! It was beautiful! Your card is gorgeous as always - I love how you embossed it with sheet music!! Soo cute!

Monika Reeck said...

I love that Food may I have one bowl dear :) your bird card is soooo cuuute....I love this....hope you have a sunny day...hugs, Monika

Dawn said...

You faux stitching looks so real Virginia,.... I love how it just finishes the card so well.

Alice Wertz said...

those faux stitching you did look so real! LOVE that cute bird image! such an adorable card, Virginia!! and seriously, do you have a spare room in your house? if i can listen to the beautiful music and have yummy noodles like that for lunch, i'll move right in!! =)

Karen B. said...

Faux Stitching is just an awesome technique, and you made it look even better! Cute card!

Kelly Booth said...

WOWZER David is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Talented!!! Thanks for sharing...
LOVE your Sweet card V...they just keep getting better and better....
and YUM on the Lunch!!!

Neva said...

so very cute Virgina, Love that bird. Great job on both versions of faux stitching too. Thanks for all you have done this month. It has been a blast. Dont' go too far though.

Lin said...

What a FUN post, little sis, with all the basics - music, food, and creativity!!

Kathy Martin said...

What a post! Great music, food and crafts! You must be so proud of your son. Beautiful playing! And your card....beautiful too! And so cute! Love that little bird and his party hat! :)

Sue McRae said...

Wow, I thought your stitching was real! Great job and the stitching does add that extra something to the card, which is very cute. And great playing by David.

CinnamonSally said...

Love all your food photos, they always make me hungry and then I want to cook something tasty as well!! Great cards to Virginia love that cute bird.

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohhhh Myyyy Goshhh!!!!
Your son is an AMAZING piano player!
All I have to say is: "WOW"!!!

And beautiful card (as always)! :)

jdmommy said...

Great job.......love the stitching and the bird with the music bg!! TFS!

Nancy said...

Okay first of all, your lunch looks so yummy...(I have no food in my house right now, my lunch was a handful of almonds and some yogurt)....How proud you must be to have such wonderfully talented children, what a blessing!...and last but not least, your card is so sweet...or should I say "tweet"! I love all your designs, Virginia, each one is so fresh and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
bless you,
nancy

Tiffany said...

This little bird really makes me happy! Wow, such delightful colors and I feel like singing with the birdie!

AnitaRex said...

What a stunning card Virginia! What a great idea to look more into it and learn how to do it differently! Love how much you added to it! Sad that your time with them has some to an end!

Kathy (krolski) said...

LOVE you card Virginia!! Such a cute bird with the party hat. :) I'm off to check out the faux stitching link now. David is a wonderful piano player! I'm impressed! Go David!

Jill said...

Love this cute little birdie's hat! And you've gotten me quite hungry with your photos!

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful music, beautiful creation and beautiful food - what a wonderful post Virginia! Thanks for sharing your video - David is so talented! You had me fooled with your faux stitching - I thought it was real! Your card is adorable!

Marilyn said...

Wow Virginia! Great music...great food! What else can one want! Your lovely lunch looks so yummy ! I truly believe you belong on the food network, with your own show! I just love your food segments that you post, and I even try some of your recipes...they are so good!
Hugs, Marilyn

Trinh said...

Talented son, great cards and yummy food - life is good! Just wanted to tell you congrats on your purse card being picked for the CARDS blog gallery. I love that card too!

Suzanne C said...

I loved both versions of your card. You are lucky to have your son playing music for you every day! Yummy as always. Love your food pictures too!

Cheryl said...

CUTE! This little birdie made me smile.