Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge: Gray with Bright Flowers and Embroidery Floss

This month's Papertrey Ink blog hop is inspired by the beautiful work of Izziyana Suhaimi, an artist who combines drawings and embroidery on paper.  The challenge photos show soft and smudgy gray backgrounds with gray figures and bright embroidered flowers.

For my card, I tried to create some of the feeling in the inspiration examples.  I used an uneven gray stenciled background, soft green vellum and shimmery silver leaves, bright flowers, and embroidery floss details.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (light gray), harvest gold (yellow), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), tropical teal, berry sorbet (deep pink), melon berry (light orange), silver shimmer, and the bitty dot print from PTI sheer basics patterned vellum.  In real life, the berry sorbet and melon berry colors are more orangey.   
  • I colored the vellum on the back with Copic marker G24 for a green tint.
  • Stencil is from PTI modern background collection, airbrushed unevenly with Copic marker T3.
  • Dies are PTI turning a new leaf (vellum leaves), branching out (silver leaves), star gazer (button flower centers), stitching lines, and pencil blooms.  I added an extra hole to the shorter stitching line to get an even number for my design.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #3818 (dark green), 954 (light green), 3705 (pink), 943 (teal), and 744 (yellow) using all six strands.  I left my tails on top and separated the threads.
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17 comments:

The Paper Toile said...

Pretty!

Marybeth said...

What a great idea Cindy! This is so pretty with each bloom stitched in the center! Happy Easter!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...this is SOOOO pretty! Absolutely love all the little stitching details...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you used stitching in a few different ways!

Gina said...

This is gorgeous, Cindy!!!! I love it!

Joyously Noelle said...

Fun card with a neat stitched boarder!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card looks great!

Patti said...

Delightful! I love all the stitching you did - it creates such pretty texture.

Patti

Donna Phelan said...

Very pretty, love the Vellum and your stitching.....clever!

Cindy Boney said...

Lovely card!! Love the background and how you added stitching to your flowers!

Betty Wright said...

Love your beautiful bouquet with all the stitch detailing, Cindy! Lovely card!

Joyce said...

This is fantastic.

Diana K said...

Love how you treated the background of your lovely card, Cindy. Beautiful stitching and design!

Kathy Mc said...

Looks like a beautiful book cover to me, Cindy! Love your colorful bouquet and how you incorporated stitching.

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love your flowery card Cindy!

A Crafty Person said...

Great take on this month's PTI challenge. I especially like how you used one of the new stencils for the background and then added a couple of rows of stitching.