Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge



It's been ages since I participated in the PTI blog hop, but I just loved this month's inspiration....you know I love stitching on my projects.



I pulled out my new Peonies on Parade stamp set, using the silhouette flower and a few leaves.  The images were stamped with Grout Gray ink on Grout Gray cardstock, then I proceeded to stitch.  I used a cream embroidery floss (three strands) on the flower, but then decided that it was a little too subtle, so in order to bump up the contrast I added a bit of shading within the flower.  This was carried through to the leaves as well.

I decided I wanted to have a stronger contrast with the background, so went in and added shading around the flower.



The sentiment is from the Choose Joy set.

I didn't have any cardstock that matched the floss I used on the leaves, so I just made my own, coloring some white card stock with a Copic marker.

Note:  I really love how this turned out, but if I had planned it out as opposed to the fly by the seat of my pants process I generally use, I would have added all the shading ahead of time as I had to be very careful with my Copics.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful Easter weekend!

34 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning Miriam! I love your design and colour choices. I wanted to add some shading to my card as well, but had spent so much time stitching that I was afraid to ruin it. Fabulous job and take on the challenge!

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  2. Wow, Miriam! This is stunning! I love this and can’t wait to try it someday! The shading is gorgeous too!

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  3. Oh my...such a lovely, lovely card Miriam! That flower is just gorgeous stitched and with the shading all around it, and the sentiment is absolutely perfect for your beautiful card...love it!! :0)

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  4. Gorgeous stitched flower paired with the perfect sentiment!

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  5. This is so lovely. I love the shading around your stitched flower. Beautiful take on the inspiration.

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  6. totally stunning.. i love how you highlighted the flower..

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  7. Wow very neat stitching on a lovely card!

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  8. Your stitching is beautiful, and the shading around the rose makes it pop! Lovely!

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  9. Beautiful!! your shading is outstanding and each stitch is perfect!! Beautiful : )

    Patti

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  10. WOW, Miriam! That stitching amazing and the perfect detail that puts this card over-the-top gorgeous.

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  11. Oh my!! What an amazing card. I LOVE the stitching and I think the shading really makes the flower POP. Fabulous design!

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  12. What a nice job. I love the stitching and the image is perfect for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Gorgeous! Not sure which I love more all the beautiful stitching or the amazing drama added with all of the shading!

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  14. So stunning! You made a card as soulful as the inspiration. Perfect choice of image and sentiment and then you added all of that beautiful stitching and shading. Really stunning!

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  15. I echo everyone else's comments! Double wow!

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  16. Oh that is truly amazing! What a beautiful card! Your stitching is gorgeous!

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  17. Fantastic take on the inspiration - your card is truly unique!

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  18. I adore the detail of the stitching, Miriam, it adds so much to this gorgeous card!

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  19. Oh my, sooo gorgeous! Genius stitching and shading and the perfect sentiment!

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  20. You certainly were inspired, Miriam! This is a stunning take on the inspiration!

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  21. Your card is lovely! Very creative, too!

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  22. Gorgeous, Miriam. And that sentiment! Wow...

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  23. Miriam, I don't think this could have turned out better, even if you did the bg first. The stitching is lovely, the shading fabulous! Beautiful work!!!

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  24. Miriam your flower is beautifully stitched! So lovely.

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  25. Wow!! This is gorgeous and stunning!! Love how you stitched the flower!!

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  26. What a gorgeous take on the inspiration photo! Love the texture the stitching creates!

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  27. Gorgeous as always! That shading and stitching look so good!

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  28. Gorgeous card and amazing stitching! Just beautiful.

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