Monday, 6 July 2015

The Embroidery Bug !

Good evening, hope you had a great weekend perhaps watching the tennis or maybe like us joining the family for a BBQ. Well in-between gardening, making salads and visiting I decided to get the embroidery threads out again and here is my entry for Crafty Individuals July Challenge titled 'Face Value', to view Florence's gorgeous samples and the other entries click on the link here.

To begin with I stamped CI 378 onto a piece of calico that had some iron-on interfacing on the back. I  used Archival Sepia ink and wiped as much ink as I could off of the bird before stamping onto the material.

I then embroidered the leaves and flowers on the centre of the frame. 

Pearls and beads were then added to the hanging chains.

Next I stamped the bird onto white card in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.

The crown was stamped again on another piece of white card and embossed using platinum embossing powder.

Both the bird and the crown were then cut out.

The frame was cut from some darkish green textured card, lightly sanded, the corners then stamped with one of CI lovely freebies and embossed with clear embossing powder. small areas were lightly rubbed with Treasure Gold wax in Olive Bronze.

The embroidery was then attached to the back of the frame, a small amount of toy stuffing was added to the back of the material so as to give a slight 'domed' effect, then the whole art work was mounted onto some cream coloured card before adding it to a kraft card.

Finally the crown was stuck onto the bird and the bird attached to the embroidery as in the original stamp.

I am very pleased with how this has turned out, I love the different textures and I will be experimenting further with stamping and embroidery.

Thanks as always for stopping by and reading this blog and all comments are much appreciated. Take care and enjoy your week, Jane x


  1. Sorry if I scared you Jane, the squeal was one of delight!!!!! I am a huge advocate of mixing different crafts with stamping in projects. I adore your project. Beautiful embroidery. Love the effects you have created with the sanding on the frame. Really enjoyed reading how you made this. Thank you so much for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Wow Jane!!!!! How wonderful your card is!!!!! I also adore your project, totally creative and so scrumptious!! I don't have this lovely stamp yet, I resisted to it so far but now on my wish list in good place, I will certainly order it the next time... Thank you for the inspiration and delight tonight before going to bed Jane.. :) Coco xx

  3. Wow, great make Jane. Love the combination of stitching and stamping, and with a lovely frame too! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

  4. Wow!!!! An elegant and gorgeous card Jane!! I love it! Great work!!!!

  5. gorgeous creation, love the stitching and stamping so glad you joined us at Crafty Individuals

  6. Congratulations Jane on winning the Crafty Individuals Face Value Challenge.
    Hugs Flo x