Monday 12 April 2010

mixed media monday at kpink

What a fabulous weekend I've just had down at The Stamp Attic :)  I just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to everyone who came on my art journalling workshops.  It was so great to meet blog friends in real life, and spend time with you :)  And a special thankyou to Wendy for looking after both me and Sophie so wonderfully.  Photos will follow tomorrow, but for now I'm sharing a card I made using one of Kristen's digi images.  It's Mixed Media Monday over at kpink - my kind of day :)

After printing out Kristen's 'growing tree' image onto a piece of textured white card, I followed the lines of the digi image with my sewing machine. 

I love this tree.  It makes me think of a tree growing sparkly jewels or sequins.  I'll definitely be using this image again!

Dropping the feed dogs (the zig zaggy metal bits under the foot that feed the fabric through as you sew) and putting a darning foot on the machine, rather than a regular foot, means I can move the paper where I want it, following the lines of the tree.  

Once I'd done this, I turned the card over and used a needle to prick some holes, and sewed beads onto some of the 'branches'.  I then mounted this piece onto folded white card - a simple yet elegant card.  Voila!!

If you love this image too, head on over to Kristen's etsy shop here.
For £1.95 Kristen will send you this image to use in your own artwork.  Using digi images is so easy.  Just print out the image in the size you require.  At it's simplest, print out the image and paint those circles in bright colours, or glue on sequins.  Have fun!!


  1. Sounds like the workshop was a lot of fun! Beautiful image and love the stitching and beadwork!

  2. Nice bit of freestyle machine sewing !

  3. That is simply gorgeous Sarah - much patience with a dewing machine (waaay more than me agreat day...x

  4. Hi Sarah. This tree is amazing. I love the way you've used your sewing machine. The texture is gorgeous.
    I've just been having a catch up with your other creations too and love the owl. I really must have a go at sewing, I love the results.


  5. What a cool looking tree Sarah! Great sewing machine work!

  6. As a huge quilt fan, it is great to see free motion on paper! But here no mistake allowed!
    what kind of needle do you use?
    I really enjoyed looking around at your art work. It is amazing and truly inspirational.
    I think I should try to mix sewing and paper, like you do....something new to try!

  7. Amazing Sarah, and I love the fat you did it al in white...magical! xxD

  8. We had a fab time too Sarah!! Thank you for a creative and relaxed class. This card is just gorgeous IRL, lovely colour and texture. I need to get the machine out and have a go!

  9. It's amazing what you can do with your sewing machine! Lovely :-)

  10. Wish I could go to one of your workshops! Oh I can dram cant' I ?
    love your grow tree card :)

  11. This is gorgeous Sarah - you have such good control of your sewing machine!
    Lesley x

  12. How do you drop the feet dogs on yr sewing machine? this is very beautiful.

    I love this tree a wee bit like my tree for the TPDC Oh thanx for telling me about my over sight I always put a link in to the post not the blog heaven knows why I didn't this time (prob because I was rushing as was bit sorry I missed the dead line on the other one)


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