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  • A Bit Of Stitching On A Card

    Now for this weeks Dottie Challenge, set by Adele:


    I want to see stitches on your work, either hand sewn or machine- the choice is yours
    I've bought the new download from Dotties World this week to treat myself (well, why not?!) The collection is called 'Holly and Madison' and its a corker! Not only do you get the images for you to colour, but they all come pre coloured too! But for my downloads first outing, I have done my own colouring so I could use these papers.

    Now, I've always wanted to do a bit of stitching on a card but don't quite trust myself on my ancient Singer not to get my fingers in the way (I'm a pro when it comes to fabric but don't think that paper and card would be as easy!) so I got out a darning needle and some old I think embroidery thread (its on a wooden bobbin and is a 'Bright eye' brand - if that's any use!) and away I went!
    I was careful not to do too much plus the needle made larger holes than I was expecting, but I think I got the balance right. But the best bit is, I think the centre of the flower (flowers from Jozza by the way - ta!) which was part of my button swop and the colours are just perfect (thanks Jacqui!)



    I've coloured the image with watercolour pencils and added a little red glitter glue on the hair bobbles, belt and flowers.


    The backing papers are again part of the Mily Designs download that I don't know where it came from and I just love the colours together. All corners have been rounded and edges inked in blue.

    So - go and have a look at the new downloads and at the examples on the blog as you won't be disappointed! And hope you can join in the challenge this week!

    • Backing papers: Mily Designs
    • Image: Holly and Madison download from Charmed Cards and Crafts, coloured with watercolour pencils
    • Flowers: From Jozza
    • Heart stitched linen button: From Jacqui



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  • #2
    Really nice, gorgeous colours and the stitching is perfect, especially the middle of the flower!

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    • #3
      That's really lovely.
      Natalie
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      • #4
        Gorgeous, I also love the stitching in the middle of the flower,
        Sarah

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        • #5
          Thank you!

          I can't take any of the credit for the button in the flower - sent to me as part of a handmade button swop!!

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