Saturday, May 3, 2014

My favorite things...

My favorite things to do these days are...
pattern paper (Basic Grey's Fresh Cut), water-coloring, sequins and stitching.
Today's card is the perfect example.
thank you
I colored the center of this Poppy Flower stamp with Distress inks and water. I was inspired by Donna's card (see here). 


Ding---->how I did the stitching with SRM Stickers. By using the stitching stickers as a guide on the back of the card, I simply followed the line and stitched the zig zag pattern very easily. 
Here is how it looks close-up.
What do you think? Virginia's View Challenge is calling for stitching. I think you can handle this. 
So go ahead and stitch something.
On a last note, I am thrilled to have a card picked up by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking (Nov. 2014). My one and only submission...like, what's the chance? This just proves that you have to be in it to win it. Just. do. it. I submitted my project about half hour before the deadline! Who knew!?
Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Piali Biswas said...

Pretty card Virginia!!! Love the watercoloring!! Stitching template using stickers...Brilliant!!

Barb said...

You have been combining wonderful colors and elements lately, V! Love this one with those gorgeous, watercolor flowers! The paper, sequins and stitching all come together beautifully!

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty card Virginia. And congrats on getting your card picked up for publishing.

Lynn said...

Woohoo on the submission Virginia. Love how soft the water color flowers look.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous, so pretty! I love those flowers and the sequins and stitching are perfect. And a 100% success rate on submissions is not too shabby!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats on your card picked up by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking! Yay! Thanks for the tips about stitching and thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Laura Jane said...

GREAT "ding!" moment. Goodness filled card today.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Wonderful card, you have used all of my favorite things as well.

joy said...

Love this pretty card with such fun elements, Virginia! The stitching tip is a great one.

Congrats on being published - way to go!!

Bobby said...

That's a great idea for stitching. It looks great on the card. Congratulations on being published. Can't wait to see it.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous, Virginia! Love it.

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the watercolor flowers and stitching!

Brenda said...

Love the colours and beautiful softness of this card Virginia!

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful water coloring on your flowers, Virginia! I also love the gingham border with your stitching...such a charming idea!

Laura B. said...

beautiful watercolored flowers!! congrats on your PC acceptance! can't wait to see it. 1 for 1 is awesome results. no wasted time!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

oh i LOVE those flowers Virginia! Super gorgeous!

cm said...

Water-coloured poppies, stitching AND news about your publication? It doesn't get much better than this!! Fabulous all around!
c