Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Lighten Your Load

Someone asked me to make a retirement card and the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers seemed perfect for using Papertrey Ink's On My Couch's always fun to paper piece, kind of like a mini interior design job!  I popped up the seat cushions and the pillow adding a tiny brad.  
The main panel of the sketch is tilted, which makes this cozy little living room look a bit like it's in an earthquake zone!
All the panels were stitched, I'm kind of stuck using a zig zag stitch as I can't seem to get my tension adjusted properly for a straight stitch.
I sponged the main panel - the ink was a little too pink and a deep coral was the color I was aiming for so I lightly added some rust sponging to bring the color closer to the matching shade I was looking for.
I combined two sentiments from the set for this...I'll add the persons name using a tiny tag also.
The seam binding is crinkled by spraying it with water and scrunching, and I added buttons and ric rac to finish.
Supplies include:
Papertrey Ink On My Couch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Sewing machine
My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody dp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamagic Pixie Dust ink


JD said...

This is really cute, Nicely done!

Annheidel said...

Great card - love the colors and patterns!

Cottage Crafter said...

What an adorable card. Love all the patterns.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How adorable is that couch!! Perfect paper piecing~