Saturday, March 26, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop - Embroidery Floss

Finally, finished a card for a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop but  didn't get it posted in time for the hop.  That's ok...we went to dinner with friends and an awesome Chris Tomlin concert!  The night was warm and beautiful, perfect for an outdoor concert.

The challenge was use embroidery floss on our projects.  My card is pretty simple...I just made little French knots in my flower centers.  My first inclination was to use some of my stash of crocheted flowers I make in the car when we take long road trips but I thought maybe there would be alot of those entered.



The center panel is popped up on dimensionals. The area above and below the image panel were scored on the Scor-Pal and the border is a Martha Stewart punch.

Here's a closer look at the knots.  I added some shadows to my branch and some of the flowers with a T1 Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by...maybe I'll be on time for the next one!! 

Supplies:
Paper - PTI white, Plum Pudding, Smokey Shadow
Ink - Versafine, Copic marker
Stamps - PTI Simple Little Things, Out on a Limb
Accessories - Scor-Pal, dimensionals, embroidery floss


                                                      
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21 comments:

cards by cara said...

Beautiful! I tried my hand at French knots too but they don't look nearly as professional as yours!

Cathy Weber said...

Charlene, your card is just my style. I love the CAS design, the Royal velvet and white cardstock are very striking. I don't know why I haven't bought that Out on a Limb set, I always love it when people use it.

jen said...

Love this! I contemplated french knots too- yours look so pretty as the centers!!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is so fresh and pretty. I love it.

Karen said...

I think people stopped leaving comments since it is no longer the 'Challenge' day adn your card was one of the last ones posted, but I love your card. Clean, simple, and sweet - it is beautiful and I can't wait to make a similar card with your beautiful idea!

Lori W said...

Your card is simply elegant, thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

Great card! Love how you did the flowers!

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful card! Wow! I love the knots in the flowers, great card!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is gorgeous! I am working on a purple and white card today too!

Gabby said...

Simply beautiful card! Your French knot flowers are so pretty. The scores add extra dimension and it looks great. :)

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous - very elegant!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! What a beauty! LOVE your French knots!!
So PRETTY!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Beautiful! Love the purple and how you added your french knots to the flower centers. TFS!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Eva said...

So springy...love the colors.

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is so beautiful. I love ow simple and elegant it is. Gorgeous.

Dana said...

Just beautiful!

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely card, I love the french knots and color combination :D. TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love the purple flowers and the floss. :o)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh my! How beautiful your card is! Glad you were able to post it to the blog hop.

nancy jane said...

One week later and I'm still hopping. Glad that I stopped by because your card is exquisite, Charlene. You used a bold color in such an understated way that gives a gracefulness to the design. The French knots add just the perfect touch of texture.