Friday, March 9, 2012
FSS - Pink Hellebores - Mojo Sketch
Yesterday was such a gorgeous day here in Eastern Pa. The temperature was in the 60's, the trees are budding and the robins have arrived a little early this year. It was so beautiful that I had the grandkids outside to play and I sat and hand stitched a card. It seems like it's been forever since I've been able to find time to do stitching. I've even got a few more in the makings.
Anyway, this card was inspired by a sketch over at Mojo Mondays. They always have such fabulous sketches each week.
Then I decided to use the Pink pre-colored Lenten Roses (Hellebores), from Fred She Said for my focal point in the tag area. I printed it out twice and cut the second set of flowers out, turned them slightly and mounted them with foam tape onto the original.
All of the papers are from the "Lucy" collection from Close to my Heart. The Happy Easter is from the "Say it in Style" CTMH Clear stamp set.
I used a yellow copic marker to color a few pearls to bring out the yellow in the centers of the flowers along with some yellow bakers twine. The thing I love about the CTMH Bakers twine is that they were made to match the colors of their papers.
Here is the absolute greatest product. The bow on the card is hand dyed "Color Ready Seam Binding" from CTMH. This is the absolute best way to always have the exact color of ribbon for your projects. I just mixed a little re-inker with alcohol then ran the piece of seam binding through it. I scrunched it up and held the scrunched up ball between tweezers and heat dried with a heat tool. By drying it this way, you get varigated colors. If you want a solod color, just let it dry on it's own. It doesn't take long since you are using alcohol.
The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching Embroidery Floss.
Other challenges for this card:
Cherry Lynn Designs - Doilies
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Something Old/New - Ribbon/papers new - all else old.
Kaboodle Doodle - Think Spring
The Pink Elephant - Lots of layers
Truly Madly Crafty - color challenge - pink, green yellow used
By Lori Designs - Pink, Yellow, Green
CCEE Stampers - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Jelly Park - Favorite Product - Color ready Seam Binding