Faux Sashiko Stitching

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


 
Hello there..
Mid morning is really my most productive time of day.  I'm not really a morning person or a night owl, but between 10 and 2pm is when I have the most energy and feel the most creative.  Normally I am at work during those hours so I really appreciate summer vacation for that reason. 
 
 
Today I have a background that I created to resemble Sashiko Stitching.  It's a beautiful Japanese art form born out of necessity to repair textiles and clothing. I love using textile techniques on my cards.  A few years ago I used Shibori as my inspiration.  Everything can be used as inspiration for paper crafting and card making!
 
 
 I started by creating about 10 circle masks.  Then, using the circle stamp from WP9 Greetings and Salutations, I stamped my scallops.  I used a white gel pen to add my 'stitching'.

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
What about you? When are your most creative/productive hours? Are you able to craft at those times?

 






Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, WP9 Black, Recollections White
Stamps: WP9 Dockside, Greetings and Salutations
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Memento Black
Dies: WP9 Dockside, Greetings and Salutations, PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: PTI White Cotton Thread, White Gel Pen

14 comments :

  1. That is really cool! Gorgeous technique and I love the negative die cut for the ship!

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  2. This is fabulous. Such a lot of work, but really worth it. You can work wonders with masking and a gel pen. You must have the patience of a saint.

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  3. Oh wow, this card is brilliant, love it!!!

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  4. What an amazing card. You continually keep coming up with these awesome techniques!

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  5. Beautifully done Kara, this is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

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  6. Absolutely love your technique and your card is just brilliant...Thank you so much for sharing:)

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  7. Love this, what a wonderful card x

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  8. What a fun card, Kara, lots of work as well, love all the layers! So glad to see you at the colourQ this week! thanks for playing with us again! Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Gorgeous card Kara and such a great technique!

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  10. Oh, this is amazing, Kara! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  11. This is just the sweetest card...love your fabulous little boat! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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  12. And another perfect example of your beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CTS!

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  13. Love this card! You create the most amazing designs! Wish I had your eye for creative designs.

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