Saturday 3 May 2014

More Handwriting & Stitching

It's a lovely Saturday morning here in Melbourne - very Autumnal! The sun is poking through every now and to keep the chills away!

Today I have another card to share for the MFW Hip for Handwriting challenge and Virginia's View Challenge - Stitching.

To create this, I paint a piece of textured watercolour paper and painted it with gesso.  Once dry, I swiped it with gelatos, smoothing it out with a baby wipe and my fingers.
The flowers are yet another gift from the generous Joy Taylor. I coloured them with gelatos too.
The sentiment is from PTI Wet Paint. I decided to emboss it it, because the ink wasn't bold enough on the background. I used metallic pewter embossing powder, which suited this much better than black.
The leaves are from my stash - I think it is from Prima. Then I distressed the edges and added some stitching and a few sequins, before mounting it on the base card.
I'm also entering this in the SSS WEdnesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love your painted background, Jenny! It's so organic, rustic and beautiful! The stitched borders are just the prefect touches! I am glad that you are inspired and linked this to Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. Gorgeous card Jenny!!! LOVE the stitching :)

  3. Stunning card, Jenny! Love the look you have achieved with your gelatos - I have just bought some but not tried them out yet so thanks for the inspiration! Fab stitching too :)

  4. This is such a beautiful card! I love the background, the stitching, and those gorgeous flowers!

  5. I'm catching up on commenting - can you tell? Love this - the blue looks like a piece of denim, especially with the tan stitching.

  6. wow, this is stunning, luv those flowers! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. Beautiful card, Jenny. I really like your painted background~so much texture. The stitching design around the border is the perfect added touch.

  8. This is stunning!! Thank you for going through your whole process on this card. I really love to hear about the creative process from people as they create their works of art. Love the background and the lovely flowers you used. Beautiful card.