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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ODBDSLC.... Week 2 - Still in Stitches

Hello friends!!  Happy Tuesday!  Here with a post for ODBDSLC121.  This challenge is a two week challenge so there is still plenty of time to get your project done and posted!  All the information regarding the challenge can be found here.  And since this is the beginning of a new month we have a new guest designer to introduce... the super talented Kathrine!  Make sure you stop by her blog and leave her some love!!



detail shot
This week I'm really kinda stretching the challenge to use stitching, real or faux, on your card.  My stitching can be found on the ribbon I used for my card.  The layout comes from the current Deconstructed Sketch.  I used some papers from one of the new My Mind's Eye collections:  Bluebell.  I kept everything very soft by distrssing all the edges of my card with Rangers Old Paper distress ink.  Old Paper is my favorite because it provides that aged look without coming on too strong like Tea Dye or Vintage Photo can.  I die cut some of the patterned paper using the ODBD tag die and then stamped the image and sentiment from Grow in Grace using Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers distress ink.  Because the stamping is so soft I decided to take a detail shot of the tag so that you can see the stamping better. The fishtail flags were cut using my favorite dies from My Favorite Things.   The die cut behind the tag was cut using a Spellbinders Labels 25 die.  I finished things off with the stitched ribbon, a Prima rose and some cream twine.  

Thanks for stopping by... please take some time to check out the beautiful projects created by my fellow "sticks" Lori, Jan Marie, Jan, Kathy, Chrisand this month's guest designer, Kathrine! To join in the fun, please click here

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI cream; PP:  My Mind's Eye Bluebell; Stamps:  ODBD Grow in Grace; Ink:  Ranger Old Paper, Scattered Straw & Peacock Feathers; Ribbon:  PTI Vintage Cream; Twiine:  PTI Rustic Cream; Rose:  Prima

12 comments:

Olga said...

this is beautiful! Love how the image, flower, paper and colors all pull together!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how stunning Rosemary!! I just love the blue and yellow combo, your take on the sketch, your soft patterned paper, and the sheer elegance of your creation!! Gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

kathi17 said...

This is so pretty Rosi! I love the stitching on the ribbon, and the background paper reminds me of calico fabric on an old quilt.

Thanks so much for the warm welcome.
Hugs, Kathi

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary, very vintage vibe.

Saints Rule! said...

This is beautiful Rosi! I love the soft colors and your take on the sketch is perfect! So very pretty with that little blossom perched on top! Perfect! Blessings to you my friend!

Lori

Barb said...

Oh, such pretty paper, Rosie! Love the soft colors too!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Rosemary. Gorgeous paper and colours.

Sarah x

Jan Marie said...

Swooon! This is just sheer loveliness. . like clean, fresh clothes hanging out to dry on the line. . .crisp and refreshing! Love the beauty and the contrast between the elegant rose and the simple twine! Beautiful!! Blessings!

Cards By Jan said...

This is sooooo pretty!! I love the soft colours, beautiful tag, and love the stitched ribbon, awesome idea!! sure all goes so very well together!! Awesome!!
Hugs

Kathy said...

So gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the colors and how you tied it all together! I never thought about the ribbon stitching...good idea!
Blessings! Kathy

Greta said...

Be-U-tiful card, Rosemary! LOVE that you used the ribbon stitching as your stitching--ingenious & thanks for the idea--LOL! The colors are so appealing & I love the light distressing--everything is perfect!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely card and sentiment Rosemary!