Monday, 18 January 2016

Stitching at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend and stayed warm if you had snow which I have to say we did not! Snow only makes a very rare appearance this far south and all we had was grey skies and rain!
We have a new challenge for you today at Make My Monday with a theme which I chose as today is my younger daughter's birthday and as she's a print designer in fashion, I picked Stitching - Real or Faux.
Here's my inspiration which is a fairly simple card to show off my beautiful new Penny Black poppy stamp. Hope you like it!

 
I inked up the stamp with several shades of Memento ink - Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly. I then stamped the image on smooth stamping card. I trimmed this to a panel and stamped on the sentiment with the bamboo ink.
I trimmed a panel of green textured card to form a mat just on either side as the stamp image is very large (around 14cm high). I used the Tim Holtz ruler to make rows of holes and then used a Sharpie fine white marker to make the faux stitching. It actually came out looking rather like my real stitching - somewhat wonky!
I glued the panels to a pearl card blank to finish.

Have a great day and a lovely week.
Fliss xx

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful Fliss, that PB stamp is a real stunner.

    B x

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  2. Wonderful card, love the stitching, I am very good at wonky stitching too! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Beautiful card Fliss, you and flowers have a natural affinity ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. beautiful card, love the flower stamp!

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  5. beautiful card, love the flower stamp!

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  6. So, so pretty - that stamp is lovely and the stitching detail finishes it beautifully.
    Alison x

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Fliss xx