Saturday, 28 May 2016

Fabric Flower Card

Hello and thank you for popping by and thank you also to those who have visited my husband at Stritch Manzello's Record Room, he really appreciates it!

My card today is the first one I have used fabric on and I am loving the way the flowers look!  I might make some brooches too!




The card base is Kraft card and I used off white watercolour card for the background cause I liked the texture and colour.  I added splatters of watercolour paint in pink and brown to the background.  I can't remember what colours as they were from some I had used ages ago and had left on a white tile and just reactivated.  The stems are stamped with a faux stitching stamp from Fabulous Fabrics by InkyDoodles and I used my Misti tool so I could stamp them a couple of times to get a perfect image on the textured card.  I used Vintage Sepia Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I did the same for the words from PaperArtsy Jofy 09 then inked and embossed round the edges of the words and the watercolour panel.  The flowers were cut out of various oddments of fabric using Sizzix Flower Layers and Leaves Bigz die then I sewed the wooden buttons on through the fabric layers with pink thread.  I thought the words looked cool as the leaves and then finished with the fab wooden butterfly with a little pink bead added to the body.  As an extra finishing touch, I drew faux stitches around the edge with Tea Dye Distress Marker. The flowers were adhered to the card with glue dots - I didn't have a clue what glue to use with the fabric but these seemed to work fine!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Sew Special
Creative Carte Blanche - Wood, A Word, Something Wild (My butterfly and flowers are wild)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - In the Pink
Bizzy Becs Store - Anything Goes

These are all fab challenge blogs, worth popping along to!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it! I haven't been commenting as much as I would like, so sorry!  Will try and get round in the next few days. Take care and have a fabulous Sunday!  Christine xxx

20 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Love your fabric flowers and the words for the leaves are a great idea. The butterfly just finishes your card nicely. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

This is really lovely Chris love those flowers! huggles Sue xx

Barb said...

I love this Chris. An absolutely beautiful card and I love the way you've done the stems. The flowers are great and I like the splatters too. Actually I like every single thing about your beautiful card. Barbxx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris, this is fabulous! I love the faux stitching, the stems look amazing, I have always loved that JOFY sentiment - and then your flowers - they are so beautiful!! I think glue dots is a perfect glue to use too!

Thank you so much for joining in our Sew Special challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now that's my idea of a sweet handmade card, put together with lots of care and love! This is fantastic, Chris! I especially love your stem sediments! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie said...

Such a pretty card, Chris. The fabric gives extra texture and dimension to the card - definitely a success! Broaches are a great idea! I saw something similar recently and they were really expensive! Jx

Candy C said...

Chris this card is darling. I so love the pinks and the patterns you've combined on the flowers! Such a cute design and the sentiment works so perfectly with the design! Thanks for sharing your card with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Chris ... those fabric blooms are deliciously texture-y and sweet ... love how the 'leaves' form the sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Marina said...

These are fabulous - love that you used fabric - so pretty.

A Pink said...

A Wonderful card Chris. The kraft card works so well with the pink and white . So lovely .
Thank you for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey x

Diane said...

Your fabric flowers are just adorable.

Hugs Diane

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I love your card, Chris. I'm so glad your joining us for Creative Carte Blanche and I can't wait to see more from you. I love the place your creative mind takes you!!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this pretty entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Yvonne said...

What a sweet card! Love the way you added the sentiment in by also making it the leaves on the flowers! Very clever! Hope to see you again at Creative Carte Blanche!

Julia Aston said...

Your layered flowers are so pretty in design, colors and fabrics! Wonderful faux stitching along the edges to frame you lovely blooms! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Chris, thanks for sharing at aur challenge at Bizzy Bec's and do hope you join in again next month...xx
Bizzy Bec Challenges DT{aNNie}

Sandy said...

Beautiful job Chris - love the flowers - take time to tell Chris how much you love her flower card!
sandy xx

Mervi said...

Beautiful and sweet card!
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

Jenny Marples said...

Fabulous work here Chris. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love, love, LOVE these fabric textured flowers! Their worded leaves are brilliant.