Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog Hop and Sunday Sketch

Today is the PTI March Blog Hop.  I combined this challenge of using embroidery floss in a fun and interesting way with this week's OWH Sunday Sketch and came up with this happy little card:


I created the scene by cutting out the Cloud #1 and #2 dies from a piece of spring rain CS and then attached it to a larger piece of white,  I used a piercing template to make the holes and embroidered using a dark brown floss to extend the tree branch.  I then stamped the sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink


For the focal layer I stamped the tree branch in Dark Chocolate and colored the leaves with a YG93 Copic Sketch marker.  I stamped the little birdie on  the branch and also a piece of scrap. After cutting out the scrap birdie I ran it through my 1" Xyron and then wrapped it with yellow embroidery floss.


I stamped the wing from Everyday Button Bits, outlined, cut out and then adhered with a foam dot.  I also drew in an eye using a black Sharpie.

Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that little stitched bird is amazing!

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  2. Very sweet & very CREATIVE!!!

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  3. What a cute stitched little birdie! Love the fluffy tail! Great details Maureen!

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  4. The texture the floss adds to the bird is fantastic. Great idea.

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  5. Absolutely adorable. I love the stitching and how you extended it into the branch. Cute stamping too! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  6. So sweet!!! Wonderful texture!

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  7. So pretty! Love the little bird, wonderful card!

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  8. Love that the bird is made out of embroidery floss.

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  9. How cute! The floss on the bird is so creative!

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  10. So very pretty...love the birdie...awesome job.

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  11. Oh goodness, the floss on the little birdie is just over the top cute!!!

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  12. Love that little bird, so cute!

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  13. Nice card! I like the way you wrapped the floss to create your bird body and that you added the little "wing." :)

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  14. What a cute little bird! So sweet!

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  15. How adorably CUTE! Great stitching on the bird.

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  16. This is a sweet card. What I really like is how you toned down the colors on the little square as a way to highlight it.

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