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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Flower Power!

Wow! I've been rubbish in the last week, not sure what happened really....but here is my first blog since last Thursday!!

My card for today has a flower theme, which is the theme for this week's challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges. The ladies want to see our projects with flowers on them! The DT creations are truely fab - take a peek at them all here. So I decided to continue experimenting with my stitching to create this card:

The first thing I did for this card was to cut out a square of plain white paper to use as a base for my stitches, I didn't want to stitch directly onto my card for fear of getting it wrong and because I didn't want the stitches to show through on the inside of the card.

I cut two flowers out of patterened paper and they are attached to the card using 3D squares, lifting them off the surface of the card. Before attaching them I added the yellow buttons for the centres, which again were stitched onto the flowers. The stalks were created using a back-stitch in green thread. To be honest I probably should have sketched the stalks first so I had a guide, but me being me I didn't! Ha, ha!

I didn't want to use any backing paper on this project as I wanted to keep it simple and keep the flowers the main focus of the card. There is also no sentiment so it can be used on any occassion.

For my next project I want to start looking at how you create digi images...I have started doddling and would love to turn some of my sketches into usable digi images to put on my cards....but at the moment I haven't got the foggiest.....can anyone point me in the right direction please??

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a fab day whatever you're up to.
Wedgie Xxx


Donna said...

Brilliant flowers you have created Wedgie, I like the stitched stems too...great idea...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous creation - love the flowers you've ceated and those sticthed stems look fab, you did well without sketching them first - well done you

Thanks for playing at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week