Thursday, 8 August 2013

Roses and Chevrons

Dynamic Duo's challenge this week is a colour combo of Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.
You would not believe that this card is the 4th attempt! How difficult could it be? I stamped the chevrons and had the rose stamped ready to add when I decided I'd add some machine stitching round the edge as it seems to be very in vogue at the moment.  As I have just bought a new sewing machine I didn't want to use it on card so dug out a small JML one that someone had given me years ago. (I've never used it as it took as long to set up as my big machine). I thought it would be perfect for cardmaking. It took ages to manage to thread it then stated sewing and went very wonky! Second attempt I used the foot pedal as I thought it would be easier to control - wrong - it only seemed to have two speeds - fast and stop!! So I gave up that idea and decided I would prick round the edges and then doodle faux stitching. BUT the pen I was using decided to dry up part way round and all my others were a different thickness - so number 3 went in the bin with the others.

For the fourth attempt - no stitching faux or otherwise, but I did add the leaves and layered up the rose instead. So you can see why this is a last minute entry - in fact I'm surprised I've even made it!
The lovely stamps are from Clearly Besotted. I also used the sketch from a new challenge blog - Seize the Sketch.


  1. Wooo hooo! Success on the fourth try. Oh, believe me, I've been there too. I'm so glad that you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week, with this very pretty card. :)

  2. I love your card great colors and lovely stamps.

  3. Lovely work!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. Sounds like this card was a challenge, but the end result is really nice.

  5. Gorgeous bloom. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  6. was a success! Beautiful colors - love the chevrons and your pretty bloom! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)


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