Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Isn't that picture just gorgeous!  This is our inspiration for the latest blog hop at Papertrey Ink. I love how the artist combines embroidery with drawing!  There is more info and more photos on Nicole's blog here.  It's eye candy so go and check it out!

I absolutely love using stitching on my scrapbook pages but always forget to use it on cards.  So I was excited to participate in this challenge!  I used Weathered Wood distress ink sponged onto  PTI Soft Stone cardstock in an effort to mimic the artists wonderful background.  Then I used a stitching template from Oriental trading to poke holes in my cardstock for the swirls.  They were stitched with 6 strands of embroidery floss pulling colors from some of the artist's prints.  A few PTI The Sweet Life flowers were added along with leaves using Memento Pistachio dye ink.
Layer 1
Memento Summery Sky
Layer 2
PTI Blueberry Sky
Layer 3
Memento Nautical Blue

Supplies listed and linked below:

PTI The Sweet Life Stamp Set

PTI Quilted: Summer Stamp Set

PTI Blueberry Sky

Momento Pistachio Dye Ink

Momento Nautical Blue Dye Ink

Momento Summer Sky Dye Ink

Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Iris Embroidery Floss Pack SUPER GIANT PACK
One more thing.  I have a tutorial coming up showing you how to use the MISTI to stamp these rose layers easily.

Have a blessed Easter!


Vicki Finger said...

So pretty! Love the stitching on this.

Marcia HIll said...

Very, very pretty Shelly! Love your background and the flowers are just beautiful against it! And your stitched swirls are just lovely too!! :0)

Patti said...

Beautiful!! I love the how you captured the inspiration photo so wonderfully with the colors you selected! Your stitching makes the perfect touch!


Gina said...

So pretty, Shelly! I love those colors and the inking you did on the edge of the card.

D.Ann C said...

Your stitched swirls look great on your pretty card!

Cindy O said...

Your swirly stitching is beautiful, Shelly! Love it with the softly shaded background you created. Beautiful flowers, too!

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful, Shelly! How clever to use a stitching template. Eager to see your tutorial using the MISTI for the 3-layered roses.

Cindy Boney said...

Love the blue roses! Your stitching adds texture and an airiness to your design!

A splash of color said...

I'm excited to see the video on the "how to" roses they are beautiful. I never thought to do embroidery on the cards either.. what a neat idea and yours came out great.

Kelly said...

shelly your card and colours are beautiful. so very pretty!

Jacquie Southas said...

Loved the texture your stitched swirls add to the card!

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Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing : D.

Marybeth said...

Shelly I can see why you loved stitching on your project , it gorgeous! Such a beautiful job too! Happy Easter!

A Crafty Person said...

Shelly, your card is so very elegant with the stitching and flowers.