Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sweet Sunday Flopsey and a Sewing Tutorial

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC144.

I used the fun Flopsey Fishing from MFT to make a long overdue thank you card. A while back one of the guys at hubby's work gave us some walleye fillets...YUM!! I grew up fishing for walleye (we called it pickerel but it's the same thing) at the cottage with my dad and brothers. We didn't always come home with a good catch, but on the rare occasion we did, boy did we savour those mild, sweet fillets. Needless to say, I was SUPER excited when hubby brought the fish home because it's been years since I had any. Thanks Joel!!!

I flipped the sketch again this week...completely upside down...so I could use the horizontal strip as waves, using my catch a wave die-namic and cutting out three waves for a more realistic look.

Flopsey is coloured with copics and his hat is paper pieced. The pink on his ears and cheeks isn't quite as bright in real life as it is in the photo, but I couldn't seem to get the proper colours during my photo editing. I traced around the inside of the nestie with black marker to create a little frame. I used the flat-bottom cloud die-namics to cut out the white felt clouds and used the first place award ribbon die-namic to cut out the white sentiment strip. I used the darkest blue marker just to colour the two little rhinestones beside the sentiment. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Marjolaine.

I kept the inside simple and left lots of space to write a note.

Here's a short video tutorial on how I sew the zig zag border around the patterned paper layer. You can view it on You Tube by clicking here.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Dana White
Jen Tapler
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Here are the die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Dana White said...

Kar this is so cute- love how his ears are outside the nestie!!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, that is so cute! Love the out of the box technique and I don't do it often enough....so thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie said...

First off, Flopsey the fisherman is delightful and not just because he's holding a fresh pickerel for you! His hat is perfect. Love the shading on his ears - will try that on my card today! :) Oh and your video...perfect! I will listen and learn and practice, practice, practice! Thank you! Keep those videos coming!

Kim O'Connell said...

So cute, Karen! Love the color scheme!

Lisa H. said...

great video! always love those and your flopsey card...its CUTE!!!

Vicki B. said...

This is adorable Karen and I loved watching your video, I need to get one of those Janome sewing machines!!

Lynn Put said...

Incredible card Karen! Love the color combo, this cute image, papers and wave borders!

Anne Tussing said...

Adorable card! So perfect for the occasion!! Love it when that happens:)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this!! Flopsey looks fab and I LOVE your video!!!!!

Karen Giron said...

Thank you so much for that video!! Us rookies need to know these things ;) LOVE your Flopsey card too - so sweet!