Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Little Something New!

Happy weekend, my friends!
A short time ago I shared a card I made using a Wendy Burns digi. You can see that post HERE. I mentioned then that this sweet image had inspired me to create something else. I'm here today to show you that project. I REALLY enjoy making stitcheries! I hadn't done one for ages but this image was just calling out to be stitched!
I used the same image that is called "I Love My Puppy" and it can be found right HERE. Here are the links to Wendy's Etsy Shop and her blog.
I started by printing the digi out at 8 1/2 X 11, then trimmed it to 8 X 10. I cut a piece of muslin and laid it over the image, and traced the lines. Then I framed the muslin piece with the printed fabric and some rick rack. The stitching is all done with 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss. I pulled the colors from the fabric. When the stitching was finished I added the buttons, made my quilt sandwich and finished it off. The final measurements are 14 X 16. Wendy's whimsical design was just right for this type of work! I had so much fun making this that I've already started another one! It's making me look at all my digital images in a whole new way! :o)


Here's a closer look at the stitched portion. 
The lighter colored flowers don't show up as well in the photo as they do in real life.


Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

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23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my goodness Nancy... I would never, ever have thought of doing stitching with this image but it looks fabulous... like that's what is was created for! Wonderfully created and so clever... love those little 'button flowers'.

Kelly Neis said...

Wow I wish I had the talent you have, stitching is one of my favorites but cannot do it! This is awesome Nancy and she is perfect for stitching, this would make very nice gifts for people, you can make her on anything. She is adorable and I love what you did with her!!
Hugs Kelly

Natalie said...

Oh how cute!!! Great way to use the digis! That is such a cute image. Very creative.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Nancy this is fabulous! I love this! I hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

Marianne said...

Wow Nancy! I've never seen this done before. How very cool! So you're just as talented with a needle and thread as you are with Copic markers! Love it!

Susan M said...

What a fabulous idea Nancy ! This image is so lovely ! Can't wait to see the next one !

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh that looks perfect Nancy, love your sewing skills, so pretty! Hugs, Ira x
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Jonia said...

Beautiful Nancy! Love it!

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is just stunning! I adore your stitching and I agree, this image is just perfect for this kind of technique! Love the fabric and buttons to!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is gorgeous Nancy. I love it! Beautiful beautiful stitching. What will do with this now? Do you have plans for a quilt or wall hanging when you add the others with it? The image is perfect for stitching! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. xx Kathryne

alexandra s.m. said...

How sweet! I've said it before and I'll say it again: you are so talented! I love it!!

Tracey Jean said...

I love this! So very creative. I haven't attempted to embroider since I was made to do it in the 7th grade. Maybe it's something I should re-visit. Thanks for the inspiration...

Pop's Cards said...

Wow this looks amazing, I just lover her art hugs Pops x

Robyn said...

Nancy, she is adorable all stitched up!!

Holly said...

I love this, you creative thing you! Do you dream all of these lively creative ideas? Hugs to you!

Friday said...

That's so cool, Nancy. Awesome job. So talented. TFS... Hugs!!

Tracy said...

Oh Nancy girl this is a true delight! You just don't see that much embroidery work nowadays and to even think of using a digi as your design....well how clever you are. Absolutely fabulous project my friend! Hugs!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL JOB NANCY!!!! WOW!!!!!! :)

THANKS for coming over to visit & leaving me some love! You're hungry & I'M TIRED! (One of our kitties had me up at 4:30 am this morning wanting the blinds open! THAT CAT!!!!) :/

Ilonka said...

Hi Nancy your embroidery is so gorgeous. Love it.

Hugs, Ilonka

chanya13 said...

Wow!!! Lovely stitching - very sweet girl with dog - I love it, hugs chanya13

Geri said...

Nancy, what a wonderful idea to stitch this! It looks wonderful! I love the little strands of her hair, and that puppy...and the fabric you chose is just perfect! LOVE this happy work of art!!!

Embellishments said...

Wow this is amazing! You merged the digi and the fabric world together lol... Very creative Nancy :-)
~Steff~

Susi said...

I have not embroided since I was a kid with my mom. This has brought back so many memories! I want to do this now! I love how this looks and just simply too cute!