Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stitched Sunflowers


This is not my usual card style, but I was gifted a slew of small cross stitch kits a while ago, and I finally got this one made up - I say finally because for sometime I could not stitch due to problems with my hands, which are now thankfully resolved

I started with some water colour paper and dribbled the various colours across/down it - it took a while to get it how I wanted it to look, but it was worth persisting.  I then flicked some colour across the whole piece of paper to complete the background.

I trimmed the stitched piece to the size I wanted and mounted it onto some white card with Perfect medium, then onto the base.

The sentiment was stamped onto a snippet of the base card and copper embossed to match the stitched sentiment, and hand cut into the banner shape and mounted using foam dots to give some dimension.

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(My stamping is on the sentiment)

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As we now have major health issues in the family, you may not see me around blogland quite as much - either posting or commenting - I will do my best, but priority must be my family.  Thank you for your understanding.


Neet said...

Oh dear Maxine - I don't like the sound of that last bit in your blogpost. Thinking of you both and sending special gentle hugs - and Blessings.
Love your card - I would never attempt cross stitch, yours is beautiful and what a lovely way to mount it.
Thinking of you
Blessings, Neet xx

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine, you are a lady of many many talents. I just love this.xx {aNNie}

mamapez5 said...

I love this card Maxine. I started card-making with stitched kits many years ago. And sunflowers have always been one of my favourites. They lend themselves to crafting. You have made a lovely card with yours. Sorry to hear about the health issues. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong. Kate xx

Gerrina said...

Fun to see you do crosstich and it looks beautiful! Love the bright colours! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Suchi said...

OMG! You should definitely try more of these Maxine! These cross stitched sunflowers are beautiful! Your card is superb!! :)

Dawn T said...

beautiful Maxine. I used to do a lot of cross stitch when the children were young.

Jane Savage said...

You've inspired me to get back to my cross-stich this looks fab!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh - this is preciuos! I love that you added your stitchesd piece! Glad to hear that your hands got better!
AND thanks a lot for joining us at Moo Mania & More dear Maxine!
Love to have you with us!
ox Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Gorgeous cross-stitching on this lovely card!

Monika Reeck said...

I really lopve your cross stitched so so cuuute
my Oma did it so well but she was died at 1999 sad..
she could make a big one too
and thanks God you can do it again
adorable card Maxine
see you around

Janis Lewis said...

Oh my goodness. I used to cross stitch all the time. This brings back wonderful memories. I love what you created! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
~DT Janis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love wee cross stitching pieces, so cool. How neat to make a card with them.

I'm sorry to hear about your family. I'll be thinking of you and anxiously awaiting your return or quick visits--I'll take what I get.

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

KarinsArtScrap said...

Maxine great brodery and very pretty card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Marlies said...

A lovely card and very nice cross stitching too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Olga Fink said...

Maxine this is a very beautiful card! I love the background you created and the cross stitch panel complements the card so beautifully!
I am very sorry to hear about your family health issues, I am sending you all my positive energy and prayers!
Xoxo Olga

stampingbowd said...

I used to LOVE to cross stitch!!! I love how you added this little stitchery to watercolor background. BEautiful!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ever so luffly Maxine, you remind me I have some cross stitch items too, love yellow such a cheery colour but rarely use it! Thanks for your inspiration Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS meant to add I was praying re health issues but as was interrupted in commenting that slipped out of my brain, praying the maters are resolved ASAP, in the Lords great mercy. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Hetty said...

Beautiful stitched sunflower card, Maxine.
Wonderfully added to that watercolor background.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the background tissue technique- and your stitched sunflowers are wonderful! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

MiamiKel said...

pretty pretty!! What a fabulous embroidered piece! I'm sorry your hands are giving you trouble. My eyes are doing that for me. At 49, I'm squinting WITH glasses and can't see as far as my hands! Superb background - I just played with watercolors this week, too!

Lovely Linda said...

What a great way to use the cross stitch Maxine and love the sunflowers, I am glad your hands are a lot better! I have been praying for you and yours my friend! {{{hugs}}}


Very pretty sunflowers! Also like the background!
Thanks for joining our ATG challenge Through the craft room door!
Hope to see you back next week!

Aly DT member TTCRD

Julie Odil said...

Those stitched sunflowers are awesome! What a clever idea! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

Beatriz said...

Great card! I love this stitched sunflowers! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Hugs Beatriz DT

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful.. Love the watercolour. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting
DT Deb x

Moni said...

Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenges{aNNie}

Desire Fourie said...

Wow such gorgeous cross stitching. Its perfect for our 4th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Peggy T. said...

Beautiful card. Love the cross-stitched image. Thank you for joining the Digistamps4Joy October Challenge. Hope to see you next month.

Peggy T.
Design Team Member

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. The cross stitch is so delicate and the texture adds greatly to the card design.