A New Challenge blog

I have just discovered a new challenge blog:  Virginia's View and love what I have seen there.  I have only just started following Virginia, but her blog looks to be very interesting, and as she is so well-regarded in the card-making community, I am sure to find lots to inspire here.
Challenge #3 (so a very new challenge blog, as I said) is all about Stitching.  Last night I finished a card I had prepped for my Probus Card Class the previous day, on which I had decided to use stitching around the image layer.  Perfect for this challenge!  With Mothers Day this month, the thanks could well be to all mums for all they do for us!

I have coloured the flowers from the Stampin' Up! set So Very Grateful with Faber Castell Metallic pencils, blended slightly (I only had 4 pencils!) and finished with Gamsol.  I love the soft look these pencils have created.  I masked the sentiment strip to give the illusion of another layer and finally added liquid pearls as the only embellishment.  If I do this card again, I would make the lines of pearls curve, to match the floral lines - but I didn't think of that soon enough!  I'm off now to link this up at Virginia's!  If you have the time, check out her new challenge blog!


  1. Hello, Ann!! Thank you SO much for your kind words! I am thrilled that you discovered this new challenge blog. The stitched purple borders really add that sweet and sophisticated feel to your gorgeous design. I also like the Liquid Pearl touches!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! I hope to see more of your fabulous work!

  2. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Just saw the new challenge blog too - love the stitching detail and whenever I see it I think I should do that! Very inspiring.

  3. Ann, your flowers are colored in beautifully. The stitching around the border looks lovely on this card design ~ .

  4. What a pretty card!! You did a wonderful job coloring in all the flowers. I also love the touches of Liquid Pearl. The stitching around the edge really completed the whole effect. Really, really beautiful work.


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