Friday, March 25, 2016



Happy Good Friday!   I am out of school for Easter Break and had some time to get crafty!  I am playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.



  Here is the inspiration photo.





The first thing I thought of when I saw the inspiration photo was wow....stitching!  Not sewing....stitching  When I think of sewing, I think of a machine.  I can do that....sort of!  When I think of  stitching....I think needlepoint and cross stitching and probably some other things I am not aware existsWhile I have done cross stitching, I must say it really is not my thing. However, I decided to embrace the challenge. 




I started with the PTI doily die.  I die cut two in PTI white and glued together.  Then, I took my floss, a big needle, some scissors and sat down to stitch!  I found it very therapeutic.  I must say that what I stitched was by no means elaborate, I did just follow a few of the holes provided in the doily.  
 



Next, I die cut and stamped the PTI Painted Petals.  I popped up the doily as well as the flower using some foam tape.  I mounted the doily to smokey shadow card stock that I lightly sponged with some Pigment white ink to mimic the look in the inspiration photo.  I die cut and white embossed the sentiment  from Keep It Simple: Encouragement using the Tag Sale Quilted die sentiment strip.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty


40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love how you added the stitching to the doily!!!

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  2. Beautiful! The stitching on the doily is genius and stunning!!

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  3. So pretty! Great colors on the smokey background and the stitches on the doily complete the card perfectly!

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  4. Beautiful card Betty and what a great idea using the holes of the doily die cut for your stitching points!

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  5. Betty this is beautiful! Wow on stitching on the doily! This looks amazing! Enjoy your day off and Happy Easter!

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  6. Loving your doily stitches...so clever! Beautiful execution!

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  7. Oh my...totally LOVE this Betty! How ingenious to use a doily for your stitching...absolutely perfect! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  8. Gosh, I love the black card stock! It sure makes those colors pop!

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  9. Wow, I love the way you embraced the stitching challenge! Using the doily was so clever and the colors are gorgeous!

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  10. this is stunning, Betty! I'm so impressed that you stitched! It's simply and utterly gorgeous!

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  11. I love the way you accented the doily die cut with just a bit of stitching. I think it's perfect for the inspiration photo! Lovely!!!!! And isn't Painted Petals *the best*?! :D

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  12. the stitched doily looks great, beautiful card!

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  13. Wonderful idea and a very lovely card!

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  14. Lucky you to be off for Easter break Betty - love how you stitched on your die cut doily and your floral is so pretty in the center!

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  15. Lovely card, Betty! Love the white on black and how it makes all of your colors pop!

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  16. Such a clever and beautifully done card! I love how you placed it on black card stock!

    Patti

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  17. I LOVE the stitching in the doily! How perfect!

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  18. Oh, this is so pretty, Betty! I love it!

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  19. This is gorgeous! What a brilliant idea to stitch on the doily die!

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  20. What a great idea. I wouldn't have remembered the doilys but of course perfect.. no pre holes to punch and sore fingers.. yea.. I'll try it next card. Nice job.

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  21. Love your colorfully stitched doily! It's beautiful with the gray background and sequins... and the bright flower!

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  22. So beautifully done, Betty. I love how the doily recalls the fanned-out skirt in the inspiration photo.

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  23. Fabulous idea--I love the stitched doily.

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  24. Oh that's beautiful! I love the stitching on the doily! Very creative and gorgeous card!

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  25. Oh, Betty, you've got this challenge down pat! Love how you incorporated your stitching in the doily, and the Painted Petals flower in the center really pops.

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  26. How pretty, Betty! Love how you mixed the images with the lovely doily and the stitching! Beautiful colors that really POP!

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  27. Gorgeous Betty! Love what you did with that doily.

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  28. you are so very clever to have added the stitching to the doily. what an interesting and beautiful effect.

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  29. Ingenious stitching the doily! Beautiful card : D.

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  30. Betty this is really lovely. Your stitching on the doily is beautiful!

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  31. Oh my goodness--stitching the doily die cut is just amazing! What a gorgeous take on the inspiration!

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  32. Oh so clever AND beautiful! Love it!

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  33. So, so folksy beautiful, Betty! Love how you stitched on the doily. Your colors have whimsy, like a folk art piece, and the black bg makes it all shine!

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  34. Gorgeous!! Like your card states "You've got this!"

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  35. Just beautiful and your stitching is wonderful.

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  36. Oh my....I love how you added real stitching to the doily!!! =)

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