Wednesday, February 10

Wild Card Wednesday... Redwork Inspired

Good morning all and welcome, this is my second post today... yeah I KNOW!!! but just wanted to share a little challenge I set over at Club Anya and Friends Blog....
So... my WCW Challenge to you is to make a card or Creation inspired by REDWORK...

A little Redwork history and information

Inspiring
Red work images...

I wanted to show a few samples so that you don't need to get your needle and thread out straight away... The real inspiration is the red and white combo, the clean the simple effect this creates...

Here I have simply stamped the image in red ink and cut out,


Close inspection...

Here I have stamped the image and heat set with red embossing powder;

Close inspection...

Here I tried some faux stitching and pierced the stamped outline with my pokey tool;
Hope you can see the holes...

Now for this one I really went to town, and here's a wonderful site with patterns and sewing instructions (now I only wish I had some red thread before hand and didn't need to ink up some natural thread and have red fingers to boot, ROTFL!!!)


At close look you might see I went for a 'back stitch' where a 'stem stitch' is much more common but as I wasn't working with fabric I didn't want the card to rip. I also tried some french knots for her cute lips.

I hope you feel inspired to try something different and also to say that you can create redwork in many colour's it's about having some FUN.... If you would love to play along then enter your fabulous creation in the Wild Card Wednesday galleria :)

Supplies(from top to bottom): Patterned Paper: MME: laundry line; PTI: Kraft; Stamps: TGF: WS - Gigi; Ruby; Chelsea; Stella; Ink: Stampin up: real red; Tim Holtz: Distress Inks; White acrylic paint; Die's: Nestabilities: Labels 1; Other: needle and Thread; adhesive gems; Foof a la: buttons; grosgrain ribbon; Lace; 3D foam;


I bet you would love to pop over the TGF blog for up and coming sneak peeks? Then head over there NOW, BiG HuGs Kim :)

23 comments:

~amy~ said...

Holey moley Kim!!!!! Fabbie cards!!

MicheyMoo said...

Oh my goodness gracious!!! These are fantastic cards!! I can't believe how amazing they look in a single colour!! Talk about POPPING!

JenRaff said...

This is really interesting -- Haven't seen the challenge yet but I am glad I saw your post first! The cards are lovely!

bex said...

Wow gorgeous cards, the stitched one has to be my favourite as most of my cards have a bit of hand-stitching on them! x

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this Kim what a Fun WCW!

Jessica said...

LOVE these cards! can't believe how fabulous these look in red, I'm so gonna try this today, it could be done in any monochromatic look! thanks for the AWESOME inspiration!!!

Carolyn said...

Wow, great idea Kim. They're gorgeous. The stitched one is to die for.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Dress To Scrap said...

I love your card! Simple and Sweet! What paper did you use for stamping the image? Thanks!

Jan Larson said...

I absolutely love these cards! Thanks for sharing the info about this technique.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, the embossing totally impressed me right off the bat...but the STITCHING??? HOLY COW, girl! These are AMAZING!

Lysa said...

Ok.. my jaw just dropped when I saw this- these are soo GORGEOUS! and your stitched Stella?!! WOW!

Tanya Rudd said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Oh Kim these are fabulous!!! My first hobby was quilting so these redwork cards remind me of those days before stmaping took over.

Sparkle said...

Such pretty cards!

kadie said...

I don't know how in the world I wasn't already a follower, but yay, I'm lucky #200!!!!!!!!! Wahoo! And I def going to have to play around with this redwork challenge! It looks so fun and your samples are awesome!

Danni said...

Wow! These are all amazing!

WickedPixie said...

What a cool challenge! Your samples are so pretty and unique! I CANNOT believe you actually stitched one! :-)Traci

Ga said...

Love your redwork - I'm a quilter as well as a crafter and I absolutely love redwork. Your cards are original and very creative. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Hugs, Jackie
Lovingly known as "Ga" by my grandbabies!
mathlady51@sbcglobal.net

Pam S. said...

oh my goodness! This is over the top!!! Wonderful!!!! love it Kim! so totally creative! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

AShu93 said...

The little shrink plastic hat is a really cute addition to the card.

Amy said...

Every single one of these just blows me away Kim, but that stitched Stella absolutely steals the show... WOWZERS! You are amazing! :)

faithnme said...

great job I love your card design thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

good read, post more!

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