Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pink Elephant meets Virginia's View

We've been going through some serious parenting challenges at our house. Like a lot of crafters, I tend to create as therapy. The time it took to pierce & stitch this card was the perfect antidote to a particularly horrid day. The pastel colours & stitching make it a great card for both The Pink Elephant's pastel challenge and Virginia's View stitching challenge. 


Supplies: papers from MME; veneer from Studio Calico; letter stickers from Basic Grey; Colorbox Frost White pigment ink; Tim Holtz design ruler; embroidery floss & needle


I have just scraps left of this pretty MME paper, so I arranged a bunch of them to create a sort of faux quilt look. I used a small piece of Scor-tape to keep them all in place, and then pierced around the edges for sewing. The sentiment banner strips are part of one of the patterned pieces in the collection, and I trimmed between the words at various points so I could bend the ends up for dimension. I was a bit flummoxed to find  that I had ZERO matching letters to add the "you are" part, so I patted some white ink on top of red letters to get the effect I wanted. 

xoxo,
Jessi


9 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

What an awesome way to use scraps. Love the colours and everything else too. Fabulous card.

jimlynn said...

Fantastic!!! Wonderful stitching and love all the little wooden pieces. This would have taken me days to create and it still wouldn't have come out this lovely. Beautiful!
Lynn

Lori said...

LOVE how you've used up your scraps, Jessi! Gorgeous colors too :) Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxox

Greta said...

Wow--what a terrific creation, Jessi! Hoping the challenges get less & less, my friend. Crafting & puppy kisses usually help.

Virginia Lu said...

This is quite a beautiful stitched card, Jessi! You certainly have put into amazing work in to this card! I agree, card-making is such a therapy! You really create from your heart with your awesome skills. I love how you stitched up the panels with the soft colors! Thanks for playing Virginia's View Challenge. So glad that you entered!

Nance E Salkeld said...

I've been amiss at visiting except on FB! Adorable sweet card! Your stitching is fabulous and spot on! Sorry for your challenges. Hope it all works out soon. It's good to have a creative outlet. Glad you played at The Pink Elephant too this week! Hugs! Nance

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a good looking card! I love the quilted feel to this.

So if I am having problems with my parents, would you say I am having daughtering issues? Not making light of your situation at all!

Dana said...

Wow! That is some amazing stitching!! I love the quilt like pattern paper blocking and the layout with the sentiment and the flags is amazing!! Awesome job!!

Lindsey said...

Sad for your horrid day(s), but glad you could channel your stress into making this sweet and pretty card.