Monday, August 1, 2011

Stitched Flower

This is one of my favourite images from StretchNBubbles.... I've used it repeatedly ... thank goodness digi images don't wear out!  I have noticed that in this wonderfully icy Aussie winter we're enduring, I've been using a lot of warm summery colours in my latest creations.... must be a subliminal message to myself  to try and keep warm ... we've been forecast a winter heatwave of 17 degrees celcius today... that's SPRING weather ... mind you it's so overcast, I can't see a patch of blue sky!

Ingredients: Cardstock - Terra Nova, DCWV; Markers - Aqua Promarkers; Stardust Glitter Pens, Glaze Pen - Sakura; Embroidery Thread - DMC; Mini Brads - Inque Boutique; Latte Pearls - Kaisercraft; Ribbons - Cherry...

I printed the image, twice, colouring the leaf on the base image, and the flower head on the other.  I trimmed the flower head, and coloured the flower and leaf, adding glaze pen to the button centre, for dimension. I then set to all the stitching... the flower head, then the stem and leaf.  The flower head was then fixed over the image, and I stitched a line frame around it. The image layer is fixed with mini brads on top of glitter embossed DCWV cardstock, and orange.  I added two strips of ribbon, and the trimmed twill ribbon words.  I then filled the space with strips of latte coloured pearls...

I've entered my Stitched Flower into these challenges:
Craft Your Days Away #25 Summertime (4/8)
Do You Stack Up #30 Orange, Yellow, Brown (3/8)
Easy Craft Projects #43 Summer (5/8)
Paper Creators Crafts #4 Say it with Flowers (12/8)
Patties Creations #27 Stitching - Faux or Real ((12/8)

Thanks for peepin'!

16 cared to share!:

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card this is, I love the daisy type of flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Naomi said...

Pauline, what an adorable card! Great use of Orange, Yellow, & Brown and I love all of your stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU this week!

Sandi said...

Pauline - such a cute and cheery birthday card!
Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Wendy said...

This is pretty, Thanks for joining our Flowers challenge at Paper creator`s crafts

Anne-Marie said...

You know how much I love this card....warm and sunny!

CraftyGals Blog said...

Beautiful card with lovely stitching ... Thankyou for joining in over at Paper Creator Crafts xxx

Peggysue said...

Fabulous card, so tactile with that great stitching. I think your subconscious mind is in Hawaii!! I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? COLOR challenge & hope to see your creativity here again!

Karen said...

A really lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our "Say It With Flowers" Theme. Karen. (Head DT.)

julie_woolston said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts.

Julie xx

*Alison* said...

WOW.. the bright colors of this creation ROCKS.. I sooo love the hand stitching you did too.. really brings this card to a new level.. so pretty! I just love it!!! :) hugs

Melody said...

Such a fun funky flower!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Marlene said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I'm impressed!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. Glad you are enjoying the freebies!

*Alison* said...

there is an award for you on my blog :) hugs

paperfun said...

Hi Pauline, I love your warm flower. Great job on the stitching.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Suzie McFloozy said...

Great summer card thanks for sharing it with us at ECP - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo