Saturday, April 16, 2011

Toronto Regionals Contest Card

I'm pooped!  But I had a wonderful weekend with the Close To My Heart Corporate team who hosted a two-day Regional Celebration here this weekend.  We made all kinds of fabulous artwork which I'll post as I complete it all this week.  I thought I would share my contest card (which sadly was pulled, since I was not allowed to use patterned paper in the contest! - and about 1/2 of the entries had!) so I was a wee bit disappointed after staying up till midnight the night before completing the stitching on 12 of these (it was a swap, too).  However, I am excited to enter it into the Hot Air Balloon challenge over at Moxie Fab World!  Here's what I came up with:
I used a single strand of embroidery floss, to hand stitch the webbing over the balloon; masked some cloud shapes and sponged over it in blue ink for the sky, and cut up a little kraft color-ready border to form the basket.  Inside is stamped the word "Soar". I loved it even though it didn't make the contest!  Maybe I'll read the instructions better next time :o)

All supplies are CTMH - patterned papers are Sophia & Miracle; Cardstock is Kraft, Heavenly Blue & White Daisy; Kraft color-ready borders; Embroidery Floss; Ink is Desert Sand & Heavenly Blue; Opaque Pearls.


Jessica said...

This is very cool, Karen sorry it was pulled but it is a winner anyways!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!!!! Fantastic idea for the webbing :)

Lorrinda said...

Karen, that hand stitched webbing is inspired! Wow! Too bad they pulled it, I sure the other swap gals would have LOVED this.

Linda Norman said...

beautiful card! Love the stitching, sorry it was pulled especially after all your work!

Meg said...

Wow! That hand-stitched webbing looks so cool! So sad that it got pulled from your contest, I think they missed out!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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