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:

Connie MacFarlane said...

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

Joy2Scrapbook said...

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!

paperkicks said...

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

Linda said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Darlene said...

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

Kathy Mc said...

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!

Joyce said...

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

Colleen said...

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

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous use of the felt!

Marcia Hill said...

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)

Betty Wright said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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...

Anonymous said...

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

brenda said...

Clean, crisp and elegant Greta.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

B x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty one Greta!

Marybeth said...

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

Kelly S. said...

Lovely felt flowers!

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Gina said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

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

Nancy Penir said...

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

Jen Shults said...

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

Teresa said...

The French knots look great. love the felt leaves too

Kathy Mc said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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

cm said...

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

Jacquie Southas said...

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

Kathy said...

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

Jeni Jenne said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lisa Elton said...

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

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Martha said...

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