Monday 2 November 2009

Pile on the thankfulness

This week challenge 22 on pile it on is to make a 'thank you' card. This challenge blog encourages us to combine as many challenges as possible with this one.

The first one I've chosen is the sketch for Crafty Catz challenge 6:

The main background paper is imaginisce Go for Baroque Rendez vous who? - this is double sided, so the ripped piece across the middle is the reverse side. I stamped part of a DB stamp with vibrant violet Stazon and then stitched round the leaves with green and the centres of the petals with purple thread. I went over the dotted swirls with Sakura metallic purple and also put in some more 'doodling' dots of my own. The piece of green patterned paper behind the orange scalloped card was from the inside of an envelope (never throw anything like that away). I ran a black Core'dination piece of card through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder (one of my favourites) and sanded to show through the purple.

In the group of flowers, the purple one is felt and the green one material. The brads and gems add some sparkle to the card.

You can see the hand stitching clearer if you click on the pictures.

These are the current challenges covered:

365 cards day 129: You have me in stitches: 'Stitch an image on your card. Not just around the outside of the card, but an actual image. A flourish DOES count, since these are typically quite detailed.'
Paper Maniac Inspirations: die cuts (the orange and purple flowers and the sentiment)
Cafe Mojo: purple, orange and green
Creative Inspirations 20: doodle-ing (the dots added to the image)
The cuttlebug spot 55: give thanks (used the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder)
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: bling - the brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
Kelly Jo 26: black, orange, purple, green (white if needed)
Sophisticat 9: buttons and ribbons
My time to craft 83: rip it up (the piece of paper across the middle)
Papertake weekly: spots 'n' stripes - no stripes, but plenty of spots
Try it out Tuesday 41: metal musings - brads
Card*a*licious 30: handstitching, buttons and felt
Crafty creations 39: thanksgiving/gratitude
Cuttlebug challenge 'be inspired' 55: something that has your favourite on it - swiss dots is one of my fav embossing folders
Flutter by Wednesday 81: open theme, to include a butterfly or fairy
Gingersnap spicy 26: brads
Gingersnap random redhead 28: thankfulness
La la land 10: ribbon
Simon says: all that sparkles - brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
C.R.A.F.T. 23: orange and black (without the Halloween option)
Elzybells 30: glitter, sparkle and shine - brads, gems and Sakura metallic dots
Ildi Co 3: in stitches
Theme Thursday: favourite colours - purple is high on my list of fav colours