Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

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Sometimes a challenge theme immediately inspires me, but to be honest, that didn't happen when I saw the PTI Blog Hop photos! I used to do cross stitch, but never embroidery. I have made French Knots so decided to use them with colors from the inspiration. Well, it turns out making French Knots is not like riding a bike!  I did finally get 9 French Knots made after 2 hours & decided to change my design to 3 flowers instead of 7--haha!  Actually, I like the final card better anyway & since I used the sketch at Share Joy I'll enter there, too.
The floss I used was pink for the red flowers & light blue for the blue ones, even though it looks white.  Fun to use some of my felt again which I glued to a panel of PTI Soft Stone.  The flowers are Friendly Flowers & the leaves are Lovely Leaves.  The sentiment from Friendly Flowers was stamped on a scrap of Soft Stone in Versafine Smokey Gray.  I cut the white stitched frame twice to make it a little thicker & love how it looks with the Soft Stone.  I already have a friend in mind to mail this to.  I'm also entering at Dies R Us & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks for taking time to stop by--enjoy the hop!
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37 comments:

  1. Very pretty Greta! Love the felt flowers with the french knot centres against the soft grey background.

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  2. I didn't know what to do when I first saw the inspiration photo as well. Eventually I had an idea. Your card is lovely, the french knots are a perfect touch for the flowers!

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  3. Greta this is an awesome card! I agree, I thought this challenge was tricky, but your interpretation is fantastic!

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  4. Very pretty Greta and had to chuckle at your comment about making french knots.

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  5. fantastic take on the inspiration photo, greta! using felt for the leaves and flowers is genius!!

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  6. Your french knots look lovely and I bet a few french words were muttered whilst making too! The resulting card is very elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Awe ... such a pretty card Greta! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Handmade Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  8. I, too, used to cross stitch years ago but no embroidery. Thought about French knots because I think I can remember how to do those but decided against incorporating those into my design. Anyway, Greta, your card is beautiful using felt with those dies!

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  9. Gorgeous card, Greta, and I just want to reach out and touch that felt.

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  10. Oh, perfect knots, Greta, good idea to go with three, it is a great design and I LOVE the frame!!

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  11. Oh Greta...this is simply lovely! It really is CAS perfection...even with only 3 flowers instead of 7! And just to let you know I said some not so nice words when I was doing my French knots...definitely tricky little buggers!! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

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  12. Greta, this is beautiful! Love the felt flowers and leaves. The french knots just make the flowers pop! Lovely design!

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  13. What a fabulous design Greta, the knots are a fun textural element. You rocked it.

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  14. This card is lovely, Greta. I have not made french Knots since my Hippie days whe I was a teenager. I bought new jeans and embroidered flowers on the pocket and cuff edges. Lots of French Knots were used then! Fond memories...

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  15. This is so pretty Greta!! I love the knots in the middle of the flowers . And all that beautiful felt !

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  16. Clean, crisp and elegant Greta.

    Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

    B x

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  17. The felt was a great idea Greta! Love the french knots and beautiful way you framed this. Happy Easter!

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  18. I feel ya when it comes to French Knots, but you did an amazing job with them, Greta! I love your choice of flowers and leaves and your color combo is fabulous! Stunning card!

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  19. So pretty, Greta! I love the felt. Great take on the inspiration.

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  20. Great idea to use felt! Wonderful take on the inspirational photo!

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  21. Greta, it turned out beautiful. Gorgeous french knots, and gorgeous design!

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  22. Wonderful card! I love the gorgeous felt flowers and wonderful frame! Thanks for joining us for this week's Share Joy Challenge.

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  23. The French knots look great. love the felt leaves too

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  24. Yay, Greta! Congrats on your win and happy shopping.

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  25. What a super take on the challenge ... so pretty!

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  26. Congrats on your win, Greta! Lovely use of felts!

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  27. So incredibly pretty, Greta...and way to go with the French knots! They're tricky, but you've mastered them beautifully here!
    Hugs~c

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  28. Lovely design, Greta! I only tied 5 French knots on my card and I don't know how many practice ones ;)

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  29. So lovely, the gray background is a great choice. Your friend will love receiving such an attractive card! :)

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  30. Congratulations on being one of the winners on the blog hop! Your card is gorgeous!

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  31. The french knots are so lovely. I have't embroidered for so long. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
    Blessings, Carole
    Word Art Wednesday DT Member

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  32. You should make another one of these to frame Greta, so PRETTY!!

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  33. Hi Greta!
    This is beautiful. THanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you will join us again soon. I just love your art work.
    Blessings,
    karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  34. Greta, this is simply beautiful.
    I love the design & stitching.
    It's a fabulous take on the PTI challenge.

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