Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

It's Blog Hop time at Papertrey Ink!  The challenge is to use embroidery thread in an innovative way.  I'm not sure how innovative my entry is, since crochet has been around for probably hundreds of years, but when I read the challenge, this is what immediately came to mind:


The little holes around the perimeter of the card stock were punched with a needle, using a ruler as a guide (note to self--get one of those paper piercing thingys!).  The crocheting was done with a very fine crochet hook (I think it was a 9) and a single strand of pink embroidery thread.  Single crochet followed by 4 chain stitches in each hole.  You can easily see that my crochet skills leave something to be desired, but stand back far enough and it looks okay.  The doily was created from white coated laser printer stock.  The rest of the supplies used were as follows:

Card Stock:  PTI Stamper's Select White, SU Regal Rose, SU Rose Red.

Ink:  Copics (R83, R85, R89, colorless blender), Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pretty In Pink Craft.

Stamps:  PTI Quilter's Sampler

Dies:  Spellbinder's Lotus Pendants, Tim Holtz Brackets

Other:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, white silk ribbon, pink embroidery thread.

It was fun!  Thanks for looking,

Cyndie



26 comments:

  1. WOW -- very creative & BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE it!!!

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  2. Stunning and creative...love it!!

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  3. Really like this Cyndie!! great to have some inspiration for the quilters set.

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  4. How very creative! I love what you've done with the perimeter of the "quilt"! Beautiful!

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  5. That border you created is so pretty! Love it, very original!

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  6. Love your colors...
    and the stitched border is fantastic.
    Very pretty.

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  7. A beautiful card with beautiful colors. Love it.

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  8. Wow, and double wow! I love the crocheted trim and the colors, this is fabulous!

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  9. So sweet! I love how you used the floss!

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  10. very pretty - i love the stitching around the little quilt!

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  11. TOTALLY stunning! So elegant but sweet at the same time. Would make the most lovely baby girl card!

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  12. What lovely framing for your mini quilt!

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  13. Wow! I love the crocheting! A beautiful card!

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  14. Very cool. love the way you used the floss too!

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  15. Absolutely stunning Cyndie!! I think I may have to get that stamp set. What you have done is gorgeous.

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  16. Wow! This is beautiful. Fantastic job.

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  17. The crochet border is so subtle but adds so much to the overall design. Just lovely.

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  18. Oh, that is soooo sweet! I love it!! Just perfect! I tried to make a quilt to, lol, but I love your crochet around the edges!

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  19. Beautiful card and I LOVE how you incorporated the embroidery floss - very creative. TFS!

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  20. Beautiful card. Love the Quilters stamp sets and the crocheting around the edge is fabulous.

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  21. Gorgeous. Great use of embroidery edging the quilt. Those two bracket dies look amazing set against each other.

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