Yeah!!! It's time for another Make It Monday Linky Party ~ MIM #95
(If you missed last night's post, scroll down and take a peek)
I've decided to share another one of my passions with you this week. I love to create these beautiful stitched patterns and have been doing it for about 10 years. My friends often refer to me as the Queen of Paper Embroidery. I love to collect patterns and find the stitching relaxing and sometimes challenging when it's a complicated pattern. I haven't done as much as I would like to lately as stamping has taken over my crafting projects, but I do love to combine the two when I can.
If you are interested in learning how to do the stitching, there are several sites on-line and also some freebie patterns to try.
front of card
Cardbase is SU Real Red cardstock
SU Very Vanilla cardstock
Blue Card from stash ~ I pricked my pattern onto this piece and used a multicoloured thread to embroider with.
Image is New York Socialite by Stamps Happen Inc (oops, I've only just realised now that I'm writing this post that I've used this stamp, cut the image away from the wording that goes with it (which says New York Style Fifth Ave etc) -well, she is now french, LOL because I continued the French theme on the inside too. I have two stamps by the same company - the other one is the french one.)
SU Close to Cocoa used to stamp the image onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock
Red Copic marker for colouring
The inside of the card has layers of Very Vanilla cardstock and the blue card
I continued the french theme with the Eiffel Tower image from SU Artistic Etchings.
This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Mandy of Cupcake Cards and Craft who creates gorgeous digi paper collections and kits! Mandy is offering the lucky random winner 3 downloadable paper collections!
Well, come on, it's your turn now so get those mind's working and those fingers busy and share your wonderful creations over at Make It Monday, We would love to see them and remember if you a leave a comment for someone else you go in the drawer to win the above prize.
My Pick of the Week is this lovely card by Kelly using both new and recycled goodies. Pop over to her blog and check out how she made this beauty.
Thanks for stopping by,