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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Embellish Magazine challenge

I don't know why, but the Embellish Magazine blog always inspires me to stretch my creativity. This week's challenge has lovely soft colours with stitching. I nearly ended up doing a shabby chic style, but decided to go for clean lines instead. It just feels more original and I like it! Perhaps I'm finding my own style at long last?! So here it is...

The photos makes the aqua look like blue, but it really is aqua! Hhmm, very annoying!

I used a Bazzill In Stitch'z template and Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas so it could be shaped without ripping like light card might do. I cut out the flower after I stitched it and then shaped the petals from behind. I like it! Hope you do too!

Papers/cardstock: various Bazzill cardstock, Claudine Hellmuth - Sticky Back Canvas
Mediums: white gel pen, Bazzill In Stitch'z template, Crafter's Workshop Stitch, Doodle Dot template
Stamps: none
Accents: floss from stash, BasicGrey button, iridescent pearls
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch


Faye said...

I absolutely ADORE this card, it is BEAUTIFUL!! xxx

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my....this made my jaw drop!! Love the stitching on the petals and you just did a fabulous job on the challenge!!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! I love the different stitch details.

Silli said...

Hi Mary, your card is fabulous, I love the kraft paper and the flower... Your stitching is great. Hugs and happy monday!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's stunning Mary J! Your stitched flower is fabulous! xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there Mary - guess who?? Wow - i will have to go away more often if it means you make loads of fab fab cards. hope you don't mind that i hanen't left a comment under each one - its just i am trying to catch up lol . They are all great - i love the cooking themed ones and this flower is gorgeous.
And - you see you did think of a wonderful idea for the 18th card , i had every faith in you!!
I hope you enjoyed my little brain teaser and didn't find me too annoying lol.
It was a complete surprise to me where i was going - so i thought i would surprise you lot too.
Didn;t get in till 1am last night and back at work at 8am this morning. So am going for a lie down in a darkened room - but hopefully back later to catch up on all my commenting and announce the winner !
I hope you and your hubbie ( and doggies) had a wonderful weekend.
Can't wait to see al this weeks creations
Lisa ;)

Karen B. said...

This is a beauty, there are so many details and they all work so well together. I think you've achieved a great balance among all three colors.

Charlene Austin said...

Oh I DO love it! Now that is some brilliant stitching!

Maile Belles said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love your stitching! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

OOH the stitched flower is great! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I love this card!!


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