Thursday, 8 April 2010

Material Challenge at A Passion for Papertrey

The challenge this fortnight over at a Passion for Papertrey is to use material. I thought about cutting a flower or two from my stack of old patchwork fabrics and then remembered that I have a whole pile of different fabrics that I use for embroidery and wondered how that might work. I tried stamping on loads of samples before I hit on this very fine antique white linen that I used for my Mum and Dad's Golden Wedding sampler.

























I used Papertrey's spring moss bitty squares and scarlet jewel in bloom dp along with scarlet jewel card and ribbon. The buttons are all from the scarlet jewel jar but one looks very light in this photo! I'm thinking I would like a new camera but that will have to wait a while!


























The sentiment is from the Delightful Dahlia set and the ink that worked best on the linen was SU's Old Olive craft ink. All the other colours just faded into the linen! I adhered the linen with a tiny touch of scorpal tape in each corner.


It's been such a beautiful day here, Spring has finally arrived - a fitting end to my week off. Back to work tomorrow - sigh....

7 comments:

Aimes said...

Oooh I love your stamping on the linen - it's so effective! A gorgeous colour combo too, I struggle to use Scarlet Jewels but you've paired it beautifully with Spring Moss!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge!
Aimes
x

sugacatz said...

I love how you have used your fabric. It is so pretty. I love that image from the everyday button bits. Sooooooo cute.

Lx

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beatiful card and so well thought out...great stuff.

Ann said...

Ooo I'm going to try stamping on my embroidery linen too - it looks fab! And I just love the way you've sewn that middle button onto the linen Chris.

Dana said...

Such a wonderful card, Chris!! I just love how you attached the buttons and that you stamped the flower stems right onto that pretty piece of linen.

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card!! What a great idea to stamp on the fabric!

Kate Lewis said...

Your embroidery fabric works brilliantly Chris!! I must try this some time! Thanks for joining the challenge! Kate x