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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mother's Day Daffodils - FSS Challenge

I've been pondering over this card for a week now. I was inspired by a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday but really wanted to join the challenge at Fred She Said. The sketch went fine, but FSS challenge was to use at least three Hearts. I probably should have used another image because by the time I was done planning, my card ended up being 6 X 6 in size. I like bigger cards anyway.

The image is from Fred She Said and comes pre colored. I normally love coloring my own images but these were so pretty I had to try them.  I usually still add some of my own coloring or shading to pre-colored images for added depth, but this time I left them alone.  I did however, do paper pricking around the frame. I really need to find out what the difference is between paper piercing and paper pricking.  I think it may be that paper pricking is tinier holes. You may have to click on the card and enlarge to see the detail.  Anyway, it gives a beautiful appearance, but very time consuming because my fingers kept going numb. The daffodil is 3D.

The Designer papers, Half Pearls, Ribbon and Happy Mother's Day is all from Close to My Heart.

The Hand stitching around the card was done with an off white embroidery floss. The pearls were colored an off white with my Copic Markers.

Other Challenges with this card:
Fab 'n Funky - Favorite Technique - Paper Pricking & Hand Stitching


Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card!!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,i love the colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

my5bratz said...

GORGEOUS, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF, Ginny :0)

Carolivy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Fred She Said!

LuLu said...

Love your card - Stunning design and great techniques although I don't have the patience to paper prick ! ! ! Many thanks for joining in with us again at "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.


Carol said...

Thank you so much for playing along in the Fred She Said Challenge. We invite you to join again for this Months challenge. This card is as lovely as can be. What a pretty design elements. I adore this image and you did a fantastic job! Just fabulous and inspiring.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Fred She Said Design Team

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous, Nancy! I love your take on the 3 hearts ;)

Guess what!? You won the FSS February Challenge! :D Please email me to claim you winnings! fredshesaid(AT)