Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What was I thinking? The Honeymooners – Part 3



Just catching up with the honeymooners again and today they are visiting a favourite place of mine, scenic Glendalough here in Ireland. For the sky I applied broken china and faded jeans distress inks to white card. Then I made the mountains using various scraps of green fabric. The raccoons are coloured with watercolour pencils. Someone asked me why the raccoons had clothes on in the Paris card and none in the Pisa card, so I thought I’d give them some clothes here again using paper and some fabric!

Stamps used:- Hero Arts Woodland Creatures and Heart Owls

I don't know what I was thinking but then I decided to machine stitch a Celtic pattern from a book I have to the card base. As you can see from the mess in the photos above there was a lot of fiddling around, stripping away the pattern and getting all the threads to the back of the card. Because of the nature of the pattern and using card, some stitches are doubled which wouldn’t have been the case on fabric so I'm not totally happy with the stitching. Next time I'll use a fabric base, though it might be a while before you see a stitched Celtic pattern on one of my cards again!

I'm submitting the card into the Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge at Moxie Fab World as well as Hero Arts' July challenge.

Some photos from the honeymooners' trip to Ireland:-

Blarney Castle

Cliffs of Moher

Aughnanure Castle, Co Galway

Neolithic monuments, Knowth



Some photos from Co Wicklow



19 comments:

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures of your lovely country, Heather - I love looking at them! And your card is wonderful once again; your stitching is amazing and adds a unique element to the card. Love the fabric hills! Keep the raccoon adventures coming!

Sarah said...

What a fun card and such gorgeous pics. Wow!

Nancy said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos, Heather. Your card is adorable and the stitching is AMAZING! So creative!

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD I LOVE IT AND THE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING =p

Sue McRae said...

Love the fabric hills and thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.

Rosemary said...

only you, heather, could stitch a pattern (and a lovely one, too) on cardstock and then transfer it perfectly to another card! well done! the pictures of ireland are just gorgeous! thank you for sharing!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

You really rock with these "Honeymooners" series. Fabulous card and definitely make me smile. Great job, Heather!!

CinnamonSally said...

Love seeing the honeymooners travels, where next I wonder. Heather your stitching is amazing, yes fiddly but well worth the effort!!

Julie M said...

Heather, you are bonkers!!! But I'm so enjoying the ride with these honeymooners! Less of a honeymoon, more of a Grand Tour!! The stitching is amazing, I can't imagine how long that must have taken, and it's immaculate.

Where to next?

Julie xx

Deirdre said...

Wow Heather... just amazing..... love Julie's comment.... still laughing. Ireland looks amazing. Your stitching is just painfully perfect! Another winner!!! mark my words!

Trinh said...

I cannot even imagine how long it took to straighten out that thread! I would have given up. Your card is perfect and so fun. Those pics are gorgeous and I wish I could visit.

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Heather! What a CUTE card with fabrics! Love two other cards, too! You're sooooo creative as always!
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your country! I gazed at the beautiful and historical architectures or sculpture with wonderful natures quite a while.
(And thank you so very much for your very kind comments on mine. :) )

Dawn said...

Well despite all the mess on the back - the front looks awesome - and they had a great time visiting Ireland by the look of their photos!!!! Such a cute card

Monika Reeck said...

Heather oh woow your Honeymoonerseries really makes me always smile sooo cuutee and oh dear I cant sew like you...I wish I can sew and have a sew machine LOL....GREAT LOVELY card and lovely Photos too...hugs

Suzanne C said...

Love the Honeymooners trips! So clever and cute! The stitching is stunning, even though it took extra work. LOVE the pictures of your country! So beautiful!!!

Jill said...

Love your photos and love, love, LOVE your card! Your are such an artist!

walchowDesign said...

Now I'm thinking of making a trip to all these beautiful places! You are so creative by using fabrics to create the scene!

Do you sew a lot?
Lai-Yoke

Pauline said...

Fabulous cards, but wow pics of Ireland, I'm so going to visit the Emerald Isle next year! All my family are in Dublin, and are due a visit from us!
Love the stitched panel, it looked great, but I can appreciate how fiddly it must have been, I struggle with sewing the kids name tapes on! xx

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks again for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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