Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunshine Daisies and Hand Stitching

Hi everyone,
I have two cards to share today...The first one is created with my new stamp set from the current Hero Arts Catalog called Hello Sunshine Daisies...I really ‘Love’ this set! Every one of the flowers and sentiments are so pretty, and I can’t wait to use them all!

This is a one layer card, using Hero Arts Shadow Inks and Wink of Stella clear marker in the center of the flower to make it sparkle! The flower and sentiment are both from Hello Sunshine Daisies stamp set, and I would like to enter this card in two challenges: Addicted to Stamps for the theme 'Clean and Simple, and Less is More Challenge for the theme 'One Layer Card’.

My next card has lots of stitching on it. I wanted to play in the latest Virginia’s View Challenge for the theme ‘Stitching’, so I dug out my really old Bazzill In Stitchz templates (remember them?) and chose this flower:

I die cut the stitched mat, followed the template for the flower, and added the french knot, and the sweet little butterfly and trail. It may be hard to see in the photo, but I also colored in the flower and leaf with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol to soften the colors.
Well, that’s it for me today...I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start ~ Thanks so much for stopping by!


‘Just Because’
Stamps: Hero Arts - Hello Sunshine Daisies
Ink: Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Misc: Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen

‘You’re Special’
Stamps: Hero Arts - Hello Sunshine Daisies
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Die: Lil’ Inker Designs - Stitched Mats: Rectangles ; Stitched Butterflies
Misc: In Stitch’z Template - Bring Me Flowers; DMC Embroidery Floss - Yellow, Pink, Green;

Prismacolor Pencils


Hannelie said...

Barb what a fabulous showcase of my favorite flower! I love daisies. They are so glorious in their down to earth beauty!

lostinpaper said...

Both are fab Barb, the stitched flower is totally unique and such a fun design!

Kay Miller said...

Oh goodness both of these cards are so pretty Barb!! The daisy is so pretty with the way the petals get darker at the edges and the stitching on the second one is fabulous! How cute is that! And thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Yes, I'd say you and I are very much blessed! Hope you have a wonderful week! (big hugs) :)

Barb said...

Love how beautifully you stamped that daisy, Barb! Gorgeous CAS design! And your stitched flower is so charming - what a sweet card!

Unknown said...

both are sweet but the first is so sunny and cheery - it's a quick fav!

Kylie said...

Beautiful one layer card and amazing stitching on the 2nd! So lovely!!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Barb, I Love the soft pretty daisy on your olc, and the stitching both real and faux are fantastic on your second card.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So CAS and so Beautiful and cheery - love your cards!

Virginia L. said...

Barb, you have really come up with some great entries for the challenges...the sewing is really awesome on your 2nd card. It is icing on the cake!! GREAT choice on using the template, embroildery and colors! SEW glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

I can't be sure if the stitching is embroidery (sorry for the wrong spelling above)! ....beautiful craftsmanship, Barb!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow a gorgeous card well two but if I had to pick between them the first one would just have the edge.
Thanks for joining in the challenge.

Less is More

Rosemary said...

what a sweet set of cards, barb... love that super cute stitched flower!

Sarah G said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! The daisy on the first card is pure sunshine and your stitching is fab too :)

Chrissie said...

These are great card Barb.. but this week our one layer is supposed to be a THANK YOU card!
You must have missed that bit!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb these are fabulous cards I love them both so much, you hand stitching is really fun!

Greta said...

Wow, Barb--2 wonderful cards!

Darnell said...

These are both adorable cards, Barb!! The execution is sensational! Good luck with the DT call at ATSM! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Super one layer card Barb, even if it's not a Thank You on! Great stitching too
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
Less is More Designer

LauraJane:) said...

SUNNY yellow Hello Sunshine Daisy! PERFECT stitching on the second one!!