Miyuki Sakai “uses her sewing machine like a paintbrush and creates amazing art”.  And this week on Splitcoaststampers her “Sewing Illustration of Miyuki Sakai” is the site used for the Inspiration Challenge #257.  What a beautiful art form!

Here is her creation that I chose to use as my inspiration piece.

And here is the card inspired by her creation.

Lots of faux stitching was inspired as well as the stitched grosgrain ribbon.  Flowers and stitching were added to the inside of the card, and an envelope was stamped with a few flowers and stitching as well.

Be sure to stop by Splitcoaststampers and check out the challenges.  Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  Hope you have a creative weekend.


Stamps: SU “Close As A Memory”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White and “True Black”; Pink Paislee “365 Degrees”

Inks: SU “So Saffron”, “Real Red”, “Garden Green” and “Basic Black”

Accessories: SU “Real Red Double Stitched GG Ribbon”; Flatback Pearls; “Classic Circles” and “Beaded Circles” Nestabilities

21 Responses to “An Inspiration Challenge”

  1. This is lovely and very inspired…I am glad to see your pretty inside..so often you find a peek, but it is nice to see the whole thing.

  2. You’ve created a beautiful card from a beautiful inspiration piece! I love the flowers, and especially those few pearls around the edges. I love how you decorated the envie too!

  3. Oh my, this is beautiful! I love how you did this. What a great take on the inspiration image. I love your faux stitching. This is just gorgeous, Susan.

  4. I never tire of this fabulous flower image and you have framed it wonderfully with that nestie. Lovely touch with the pearls.

  5. Absolutely stunning Susan! Wowzers, what a gorgeous inspiration piece as well!

  6. I can sew a straight line so I am truly amazed by her sewing. Your card is gorgeous, Susan. You really did a fabulous take on her inspirational work of art.

  7. Wow! This card is stunning! I love the faux stitching, it is so beautiful! Really like the print of the designer paper; it was made for this inspiration challenge!

  8. Beautiful, just simply beautiful. Love the new banner on your blog too. 🙂

  9. Wow that lady does Amazing work and I just love the card you came up with, so pretty, the pearls on only part and the stitching on only the corner of the envelope is so neat, I like on the card how the sentiment balances it out, very cool!

  10. Utterly beautiful! I love these colours together and the select pearls are so perfect!

  11. I had a couple friends over yesterday and they showed me that site with all the stitched art….totally INCREDIBLE!

    Your card is absolutely stunning, Susan! I love the colors and papers. Such a pretty stamp choice too. Oh heck, I love it all! 🙂

  12. Beautiful and beautifully inspired. Love your faux stitching and the stitched ribbon goes so well with the theme of sewing.

  13. Beautiful! And the inside looks so elegant!

  14. What a gorgeous card. I really like the Asian flare to it and how you placed those pearls.

  15. This is really beautiful. Perfect sympathy card!

  16. What a fun challenge! I love the design of your card. The beaded oval frame looks good with just those few pearls, and your faux stitching is flawless!

  17. Love the wreath card…Just beautiful!!!

    I just found out today I need to make a sympathy card for a co-worker…I find them so difficult. I now have yours for inspiration!

  18. Absolutely stunning Susan, I love your card.


  19. Love this card; it is beautiful. Too bad the person for whom it is made will never see it. However, I am sure many of the loved one will appreciate it and the card will be a reminder of many good memories.

  20. Oh I really love the stitched look on the envelope. Clever. It’s like a treat that the mailman gets to enjoy as well. =)

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