Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fun with needlepoint, plus a great sketch...

Another great sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week! It is so fun to bloghop through all the submissions each week -- I am just amazed at the talented cardmakers from all over the world who take on the sketches. Here's this week's sketch, from Laura:



And here is my take on it!


I pulled out these felt flowers from Fancy Pants and felt like they needed something a little extra, and for me that usually means some decorative stitching! I had fun with these especially because I relearned how to embroider a french knot, which I had learned to do in junior high but could never quite get the hang of again. I found a great video tutorial at Needle'nThread that made it so easy.

For these cards I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch to make the flower stems (see a tutorial here), and the Cuttlebug Olivia font for the "thanks." The pp is from My Mind's Eye, Magnolia collection.

16 comments:

Hope said...

These cards are great. The stitching you did on the flowers is a fantastic touch. :-)

Ingrid said...

Beautiful cards. I like your stitching and how you made the stems. I should try to make such stems too.

kath said...

Fabulous cards for the sketches - love the papers and the colour combo and oh those felt flowers
Kath
xxxx

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful cards! I also love the new look of your blog!
Thanks for playing!
Laura

Joke said...

I love to hop at all those blogs to, and you are right, there is so much talent.
I love your card, the felt flowers are great.

Christine said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch! I love the felt flowers, and the stems made from the punch is cool! Great work! :)

Tonya said...

These cards are awesome! I love your take on that sketch. And thanks for including the links to your techniques. Have a good weekend!

Krista B. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stitching on the flowers - Looks awesome : )

Hanneke said...

Beautiful cards. love these colors!

Regina Easter said...

these are so yummy..........love them and i love your new blog...

moralia said...

SO cute! Lovin' the felt!! :)

Kathryn said...

Love your card!
The felt with the stitching is amazing! So very pretty!

Made by Mandy said...

Love the felt flowers and bright colours.

DeeDee said...

OMGosh these are adorable....I love those flowers and all your extra stitching is perfect!!! I also love your blog makeover...very nice!!!

Lindsay Spencer said...

So cute!

Tricia said...

beautiful! I love how you added the extras to the felt! The tutorial rocks!