March 25, 2011

papertrey march blog hop challenge



Should you choose to accept, here’s the challenge PTI has issued this month:  Use embroidery floss, but it must be in a fun and inventive way. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up! (Thanks, Nichole. You just gave away all my ideas!)

Because there are hundreds of cards to view, I’ll not detain with you with my witty repartee. Here, instead, are my cards. I call them variations on a theme, a play on the DMC Color Variations floss that I used. (Sorry, I couldn’t not write anything!)





Click here to see many amazing creations using embroidery floss.

nancy

supplies:
paper:  Tutu Pink, Fussy, Chablis, Passionate, Piglet and other nameless colors of c/s (Bazzill)
stamps:  Fillable Frames #1 and #5, Just the Ticket (PTI)
ink:  rose bud dye (Memento); midnight and pheasant gold pigment (Colorsnap); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
dies:  standard circles large (Spellbinders)
extras:  Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Color Variations floss #4190, 4180, 4065 and 4220 (DMC); buttons (PTI and Basic Grey); bridal embossing powder (Personal Stamp Exchange)

26 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, look at all those great cards!

Monica K. said...

What a fun way to use embroidery floss!! I love the variegated look!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the flower you made, looks sooo pretty!

Kelly in Canada said...

Nancy, how did you make those flowers? Did you use glue or tape or what?...please share!
Kelly

Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous! Love the little floss circle flowers....too cute!

Dana said...

These are fabulous! I keep trying to figure out how you did this and am still struggling... ;)

Mad for Paper said...

Very clever. Love your flowers.
TFS
Ang

Jen Carter said...

These are so fun!! I just love how they look!

Kay said...

What a fun way to use the floss- I'm going to have to try that!

Kara said...

i love these!! such a beautiful set of cards!!

Jessie said...

Wonderful cards Nancy!! The floss is great! I love the flowers!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh Nancy your cards are amazing . You did great with the challenge. Love them

beckynoelle said...

very pretty! i love the fun and funky look of those thread flowers!

Peggysuez said...

What a pretty assortment of cards, looks great, love the purple and the pink too!

Margaret M said...

Nancy, boy you've been busy! What a neat way to use floss! Love the flowers!

Jill said...

I absolutely LOVE your floss flowers, Nancy! What a great idea! Using the varigated floss for them was a spark of genius! Now you have a lovely set of cards!

lynn said...

fabulous idea--i just love your creative use of floss!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow! Putting that floss on my Mikes list!!

Karen said...

Great idea, and how nice to have such a lovely set of cards in your stash.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

LOVE, love, love your cards! Excellent flower embellishment using the floss to make it. That is one for my inspiration file! TFS!

walchowDesign said...

Wow! Love your embroidery flowers! Did you use the DMC embroidery thread for cross-stitch? thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

What a great idea for using embroidery floss. These cards a perfect for the challenge.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

No need to apologize regarding how 'slow' one is going around to all the blog entries! I'm still hopping around too! I thank you for visiting mine. I really loved what you did with the floss on your cards.

Terri said...

What a great way to use the floss. Very cool!

Magirk said...

Amazing! You are so patient to do that with embroidery floss! What a great idea, so clever, and it turned out beautifully. Great work!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. ;-) Cheers!

laurafadora said...

now this is creative! never would've thought of it!! thanks for your kind comments:)