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Thursday, 25 February 2010

For Mum....

Morning All - I slept for England last night! Went to be at a respectable hour and managed to sleep all night! I feel brilliant this morning!! You never realise how much you need to good nights sleep until you get one!!

Anyway, today's card is one I created for this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (I'm a bit late this week!!). The theme this week is Mother's Day...but it doesn't have to be an actual Mother's Day project - it can be for a mum's birthday or a new mum...anything mum related! You should take a look at the lovely cards the DT came up with - all so gorgeous and diferent...take a peek here! is my mother project....something that could be given to a mum at anytime really......

As you may know I do enjoy the odd bit of stitching and this sometimes creeps onto my cards. I recently saw some beautiful canvas works that inspired me to create this card. The canvas was white with fabric flowers sewn on - very beautiful and striking and I wondered whether I could create something like it on a smaller scale. Instead of fabric I have worked with paper on my project and I have used a lot more colour than the one I saw, but I think its worked well.

I've used light pink backing paper to start with. I then cut the flower shapes out of patterned paper...I tried lots of different shapes, but think these suited this card best. I hand stitched around the outline of the flowers in a pinky lilac cotton and then hand stitched the green stalks onto some cream handmade paper. The handmade paper was attached onto the pink backing paper, and the flowers were then added - I used 3D sticky pads to give them a lift! Finally I added my sentiment - for mum.

I enjoyed making this card - its great to be inspired by something you see and then be able to create something different. I've shown my mum this card and I know she liked it - so hopefully other mums will too!

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left me for the last card - maybe I didn't need that red border after all!

Right - better get going! Thanks for stopping by!
Wedgie Xxx


Mel X said...

Hi Rachel, this is really great. Lovely stitching. The paper for the flower's wonderful.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw

Mel X

Donna said...

Super sweet card for Mother's Day Rachel...thanks for joining in the fun with us at SCSC this week :) Donna x