Friday, February 15, 2013

#62 Paint the Town Red

Is anyone still reeling from Valentines Day? It passes without too much fuss in our house... anyway, this week our themed challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle is a colour challenge, and our chosen colour is RED!   We are happily sponsored by Digi Darla's Designs... and my creation follows below...  I had to pick this sweet 'heart' flower... and stitch it...I know, I have a thing for flowers! And I'm pretty obsessed with stitching too....

I printed the image and trimmed it to fit my card base (allowing for some matting as well).  I had firmly decided to stitch the outer edge of the flower, the stitch-line heart, and the stitch-line leaves.  But I wanted to add a little bit of colour, so I first coloured the background floral pattern with marker, then the centre heart with glitter pen.  I also added marker for the stem.  When all was completely dry and smudgeproof , I sat and stitched!  The outer border was perfect for stitching (thank you Digi Darla!), and instead of completely following the design's stitch lines, I over stitched them with running stitch.

I matted the image layer with red textured card, and fixed them it directly to the white cardbase.  I wanted a bold, but CAS creation, and after all, it took ages to stitch! 

This card is also entered into these challenges:

Can You Digi It? Love is In the Air (19/2)
Flourish Timeless Tuesday Put Your Heart On It (19/2)
Papertake Weekly Hearts and Flowers
Tuesday Alchemy My Heart's All a Flutter (26/2)
Clear It Out! Anything Goes Stash: Red/White (using stashed red and green thread, and red textured card)

Come and help us paint the town RED in our challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle!  Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

I love your flower stitching obsession! It's just lovely and such a wonderful personal touch!

Shirley-anne said...

I did try cross stitching for my cards once but too tedious for me now .The pretty long stemmed flower lent itself to beautiful stitching to create this precious card .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Lynn's Place said...

Just so cute this card tfs and please stop by and play with us again at CIOT...LYNN <((><

Deborah Anton said...

Fun stitching design used here! Thanks for playing along in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Skye said...

Wow this is gorgeous. The image looks like it was meant o be stitched. Beautiful work

Jen Christoffersen said...

I love the sewing theme on this card and the colors of course! Thanks for playing along with the Red and White Clear It Out Challenge!
Jennifer C. - DT

Brook said...

What a pretty card. Your stitching is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?.