Thursday, October 30, 2008

Finally! My BIG PROJECT Revealed!

Well, I finally managed to find the time to finish my BIG PROJECT! These are all of the cards used as Samples in my Stitching Cards by Carolivy Book on CD (available on my site Custom Creations by Carolivy) Almost all of the 3-D's used on these cards are available on the Companion CD. Along with the patterns, in the book I have include Tutorials on the Gamsol Technique, Watercolor Pencil Technique and How To Make Curved Text with Stitched Sentiments.
This Snow Couple is finished with White Pearl Acrylic Paint and there is Glitter Paint on the roof of the house.

This card is an example of a pattern that can be Beaded or done with the Lazy Daisy Stitch.

This pattern was inspired by a Tea Bag.

This pattern has both a Long Version and a Square Version.

A sample of the Sentiments and my very first Computer only painting.

The Long Version of the Flourish Edging.

A very colorful Guitar.

A very simple Cat pattern.

This Butterfly pattern also has a Long and a Square Version.

The Square Version, plus a Sample of the Curved Stitched Text.

A Bugle Bead and Seed Bead Snowflake.

A complicated, but beautiful pattern when finished, this pattern can also be done with beads.

Now, we ALL knew there just HAD to be Ivy somewhere here, didn't we? lol

This Santa is the one used in the Gamso Tutorial.

This Santa is the one used in the Watercolor Pencil Tutorial.


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! Look at all those awesome patterns!
    Fantastic job Carol, may you have all the luck with your new book and sell all copies in an hour.

    Adorable figures: the cat, Santa, the butterfly, everything is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l :)
    I think I might start stitching... your work is very inspiring.


  2. Congratulations on finishing your project Carol; wish you lots of luck in sales!

  3. Hi Carolivy
    I found your blog through Circle of Crafters and I am glad I visited. You are most talented and creative. I've never seen cards like these. Very lovely. I have added your blog to my follow list. I'll be back.

  4. just been looking at your big project- wow where did you find the time- how long did it take you, oh some of your patterns, are to die for, so beautiful, so refreshing, the sort of card would be just wonderful to receive in the post. thank you for allowing me to see them.
    jocelyne mason peterborough - uk