Friday, October 28, 2011

Raise the Bar Guest Designer

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I am so excited to be chosen as a guest designer again with the Raise the Bar blog.
The dt picked this card of mine as one of their favorites and now I have another gdt spot.

The challenge this week is "Sew What". We are to create a card using either real or faux sewing.
I wish I could sew and I have been thinking about buying a craft sewing machine but I don't have it yet. So I went the faux sewing route.

I decided to make my card a sewing themed one. My images are from the Mark's Finest Papers set " sew what".

I used the stitch stamp for my faux sewing. My dress form image is stamped in Stampin-Up's "wisteria wonder". I paper pieced the skirt with wisteria wonder designer paper. I popped it up for some dimension and added a flower at the waist for some pizzazz.

My color scheme on this card is elegant eggplant and wisteria wonder. My dress form is framed with the spellbinders labels 10 die. I added some buttons real and faux and some wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon to complete my card.

Hope you can play along with this challenge. It may be you in the guest designer role next week.

So until next time........God bless

Some other challenges:

1.  Paper Pretties blog has an "embellish it" challenge.
2.  Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Whimsy Inspirations blog has a "button it" challenge.

card recipe:
stamps: mfp "sew what
paper: su elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, ww, su patterns dsp
ink: ranger eggplant
accessories: sizzlit button die, buttons, su ruffled ribbon, spellbinders labels 10


  1. HUGE CONGRATS on being a guest designer again. You awesome card reminds me of when I took sewing classes one summer when I was about 15 years old. It was one of the best things I ever learned to do as I could then sew my own clothes. However, over the years, I lost interest and now do just mending and sewing CARDS. :-) TFS

  2. Mary, this paper pieced dress form with the flower accent is a gorgeous focal point on this beauty! LOVE it! So happy to see you guesting again at Raise the Bar!

  3. Beautiful card Mary, I love the soft pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  4. Wow, what a beautiful and elegant card Mary...thanks for playing with Whimsy Inspirations Challenges!
    xxx Margreet

  5. This is 'sew' pretty! I love the paper piecing and all of the ribbon, buttons, and faux stitching add such wonderful detail to this lovely card!

  6. So pretty Mary. Love the dress from, the monochromatic colors... great dies! :o)

  7. Mary, this is beautiful! Now I have to order these colors!

  8. Absolutely stunning, Mary! The dress is just fabulous! And what a great job with the faux stitching!

  9. Dear Mary,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:



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