Monday, 1 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 140

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers and More, the challenge is to use stitching. It can be faux, but we'd really like to see some 'real' stitching or embroidery on your project.

I decided to make a card for a colleague who's moving on.

I started by pricking out a regular pattern around some pale, shimmery green card. I then back-stitched it to a piece of darker green, before adding a 'spirelli'-style frame. (Although, I was making patterns like that long before I'd ever heard of 'Spirelli'!) I generated a sentiment in Photoshop Elements and cut and matted that using Spellbinders dies. The flowers are made using Sizzix dies. I shaded the centres with Pan pastels and finished them off with a little liquid pearl.

I used to stitch cards long before I'd heard of rubber stamping or die cutting, and I must say I really enjoyed doing this one. I've got several more leaving cards to do in the next few weeks and I suspect I'll be doing some variations on this theme!

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply Papercrafts where anything goes,
A Gem of a Challenge where they want flowers,
Inspiration Destination where anything goes,
Paper Shelter where the theme is Flower Power,
Penny's where anything goes,


Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Josephine! You really went all out with your stitching, this is just amazing! So much work, I bet, but totally worth it! You have created a one of a kind work of art, I just love it! hugs :)

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the flower and the colour and your card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

julie_woolston said...

Such a gorgeous creation Josephine.
Hugs Julie xxx

crafty said...

Love the Spirelli work. It's a long time since I've used it. Lovely colours as well.

applejack cards by sue said...

I love this so much. Beautiful flowers and stitching. I used to do stitching like this, I love the effect. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

ike said...

OMGoodness - that is mindlblowing !!!!

IKE xx

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ike said...

OMGoodness - that is mindlblowing !!!!

IKE xx

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Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am so very sorry I never got by to say how gorgeous your card was last week, a very hectic week, I hope you can forgive me, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter <3 Pops x x x

Sally Dodger said...

A stunning card Josephine. Your stitching is gorgeous, I love the thread you have used and the pattern you have created makes a lovely frame for your beautiful flowers and sentiment. Sally.x.

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Beautiful ! :)

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Wow, beautiful stitching, I love the pretty colour combination and the gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Simply Papercrafts.


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