May 19, 2011

Trend spotting



Just popping in quickly with a card I created for the
Cath is so good at spotting trends and the chevron image
seems to be popping up everywhere lately.

I actually have a couple of chevron stamps, but wanted to step outside the BOLD, GRAPHIC chevron to find something a bit more subtle.
so...
I SEWED my chevron stripes! 
*chuckle* 
(and not very well I might add...)
Brown thread on aqua PP looks great, 
but not if I'M the one doing the stitching! LOL



Stamps are from the Kim Hughes collection by 
(the now defunct) Cornish Heritage Farms. All CS, PP, and ribbon/twine by PTI
Lace border die by MFT.

 I also tried to simply cut a tiny chevron border freehand, like 
(I only use mine on material, NEVER paper *shudder*), 
but it doesn't look anywhere near as good!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a good one!

33 comments:

Keva said...

Oh, I really like it! Love how you incorporated the chevrons with stitching instead of stamps. Very pretty card, too, Dana.

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Dana! I looove the colors and your stitching looks great! What a fun card!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, Dana, just beautiful. The stitching is a great idea!

~amy~ said...

**sweet mother of pearl**

signed,
in awe of your stitchy skillz:)

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful!!! Love the stitched BG! Hugs ~S~

Christina said...

Oh, how pretty! I think your stitching looks fantastic, and I adore these colors together. Such a creative take on the challenge!

Sara Mac said...

Oh no you didn't!! Your creativity astounds me. I never would have thought of nor attempted sewing chevron stripes. This card is amazing Dana!

Sasya said...

Dana, your card is stunning!!! (as usual! :) )
thanks for visiting my blog!! so happy to hear from you~

Leah said...

SO pretty! I personally don't like the Chevron stripe thing at all, but your card is gorgeous!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my!! You SEWED the Chervon lines!! this is simply amazing!! So inspiring you are, Dana!

Polished Moxie said...

Stunning card. What a great job with the sewing machine! I haven't stitched any of my cards yet, but your card has inspired me to give it a try.

Sue Ann said...

You know what I am thinking ....... LOVE THIS ... you kill me with your sewing!!! FANTASTIC!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the stitching and beautiful colors!

Melissa said...

Wow, that is some amazing stitching! What a fun way to do chevron stripes!

I love the balance between those and the soft focal image. Very pretty!

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! :) Love the sewing of the chevron stripes!

Patrice said...

Looks difficult - you did a great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card and design. Your sewing is great too!

Clare said...

Oh my goodness, can I tell you how much I LOVE this color combo!! And how amazing your stitching is?! WOW! Love everything about this - even your handcut chevron!
Dana, I am so honored to be on the same DT as you!! Hugs!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Argh! Now I have a strong urge to dust off the sewing machine. This one is a stunner for sure!

Gabby said...

Very, very cool chevron stitching! The overall card looks great. As far as your stitching goes, many of us have to go slow and concentrate very hard when sewing a straight line or creating even borders on a card. Kudos to you for even attempting to sew a complicated chevron pattern! :)

Rebecca said...

So how long *did* all that sewing take? It looks a ton better than mine would look. Nice card!

Jen Carter said...

Love, love the sewing you did for the chevron! This gives it a whole new look and it is fantastic!! It adds such a fun texture too! Fabulous!!

Leigh said...

Wow! What a great idea to sew the Chevron stripes! This looks amazing!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great take on the new trendy challenge! I love your colors, and you did good on the sewing. Lovely card!! ;D

Jocelyn said...

Wow! I think the stitching looks great--I know how hard that was to get those angles. ;) Love those leaf stamps and your colors are awesome!

lotte chew said...

WOW!!!! those stitching are perfect!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

OMG, you had the same idea as me. I didn't make my card for the challenge yet, and now I'm a little scared to because I don't think my stitching will come out as awesome as yours! lol...fantastic job! :)

Alicia said...

That's some pretty awesome stitching... very cool take on the 'chevron' thing!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful card, your stitching is AMAZING!

Lisa said...

Aaaaaahhh, LOVE your stitched chevrons!

Amy said...

Get outta town!!!! This is nothing short of AMAZING Dana!!! I love your sewn chevron stripes! I love that they are done in brown!! Just fantastic......now I need to stop drooling!

IamDerby said...

Awesome color scheme. LOVE

Cath said...

Hey Dana! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)