Friday, September 9, 2011

FM23 Itching to be Stitching

It's my turn for fun! Today's my first day playing challenge hostess over at Friday Mashup. If you've been around my blog, you know I love to stitch on my projects. The real pull-out-my-sewing-machine kind of stitching. I don't actually sew fabric, just paper. Just easier, I think. So why not start with that challenge?

So, here's the "Mash Up!" challenge:
1. Create a project with "Stitching or Faux Stitching".
2. Or Create a project for "Back To School or a Teacher Gift".
3. Or "Mash it Up!" and create a "Back To School Project with Stitching"!

It is definitely ok to faux stitch! And my daughter started school a couple days ago, so I have back-to-school projects on my mind.

I started off making a card, but I thought the scene was adorable enough to make it a little more long lasting by turning it into a piece of home decor.

The school shingles were sponged strips of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The windows, door, and sign were created with My Digital Studio. The apple tree really makes the scene. I tea-dyed my ribbon to match the vanilla color of the Newsprint DSP.

I was inspired by a link of a super cute back-to-school card by Jenn Biederman, sent to me by a fellow stamper.

Stamps: Season of Friendship; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP, Newsprint DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede; Accessories: Sponge, Real Red buttons, Linen thread, Mistletoe ribbon, My Digital Studio, Sewing machine, Thread, Tea.

Don't forget about the Fan Favorite challenge! There is a poll for the top 3 fan-submitted challenges on the Friday Mashup page margin. Vote for your favorite one, and we'll be doing that challenge at the end of September. Play along! Thanks for stopping by!


Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, great apple tree. I love the idea of a school house. Reminds me I grew up in a small town :)and actually attended one.

Lisa said...

Great challenge Heidi, and I love your schoolhouse scene! The buttons are very cute on the tree!

Kasey said...

Heidi, what a fabulous 'folk art' style card you've made.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Anonymous said...

I loved this card. As a former teacher, boy would I have loved getting that card as a gift. I know exactly where I would have displayed it. Wonderful!

Kim P said...

Heidi, This is adorable and wouldmake a FABULOUS teacher gift! Thanks for giving us such a challenging challenge this week!!