Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches #61

Good morning! Melissa has another fun sketch for us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches; this week our sponsor is Sweet and Sassy Stamps, and the image I have used is from a set called "Country Pumpkins".

The sketch actually featured a star, but I just couldn't make it work.... I thought the spiderweb was a good substitution! Can you see the little spider dangling from the web? He's popped up for dimension. The pumpkin is paper pieced, and I added some accents with pencils before adding a touch of glitter. I also tried something new...I gathered the black ribbon using a basting stitch on my sewing machine. I always think it would be fun to sew on my cards, so I guess I'm getting a bit closer to that...maybe next time I'll actually sew the paper!

Tips and Tricks:
The ribbon was actually easy to do. I left the ribbon on the inside of the card ungathered so that it would lay smooth. For the front of the card I doubled the length that I needed, then basted and pulled the threads to gather them to the desired length, before tying them. The ribbon is adhered with glue dots. I would like to try the technique with wider ribbon too; I am thinking I would maybe use a bit more than double the length to get a nice ruffle.

Image: Sweet and Sassy Digital Image "Country Pumpkins"
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Cajun Craze, PTI True Black, Bazzill Black, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Bella Dots, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Ribbon Boutique Rust Organza Ribbon, SU! Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas, QuicKuts Spider Web Die, Black Thread, EK Success 3D Dots

Why don't you head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to check out this week's sketch and the rest of the DT's creations. I hope to see you play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!



Jackie Randolph said...

Angela, your card is adorable!! I love the spider web, just perfect with your cute pumpkin! The ruffle ribbon is a great touch for this layout.

Theresa said...

Angela, your card is wonderful. The spider web is perfect!! Great job.

Jessica G. said...

Awesome idea to place the cobweb for the star element of the sketch! Love that paper-pieced pumpkin, too!!

Amy said...

Adorable! I love Halloween!

Imke said...

Fabulous Card Angela. I LOVE the spider web !!

Chris said...

very cute, love the web!

Melissa Craig said...

Your card turned out great!! I love the spiderweb - it looks great. I also think its very cool how you paperpieced the pumpkin. You and I kinda did the same type of ribbon treatment, but I didn't use a sewing machine. Mine needs a tune-up. You did a great job!

Kathy said...

Fun Halloween card. I've been wondering how to do the gathered ribbon like that. Thanks for telling how you did it, I'll have to give it a try.

Lisa said...

Super cute card!!! This was a fun sketch!