02 June, 2015


Today, just a quick card to introduce the Fadengrafik Challenge for June. This month's topic is: stitched image.
I took this bunch of flowers to work with, and as usual, what you can see is quite different from what I planned. Which makes me wonder, is there any way to post some "what I wanted" and "what I really did" images, just to compare? :).
Actually, I thought I'd make an elegant card with red and silver stitched flowers, probably something suitable for a wedding occasion. However, the red shimmering yarn didn't quite fill the blossoms as it's very thin, so I decided to switch to regular cross-stitch yarn. To make it a bit more lively, I took a transitioning yellow.
As the main motif is still quite soft and (almost) monochromatic, it was quite a challenge to pick the matching background papers. No pattern or texture seemed to fit. In the end, I decided to focus on the white patterned paper instead and add just a little yellow cardboard. I must say, I never knew yellow can be such a challenging colour :)
Evenwith the embellishments I struggled for quite a while - I couldn't pick any of the ribbons or pearls I harvest, until the tiny yellow buttons caught my eyes.
- crafty cardmakers: stitching, real or faux
- papertake weekly: ATG w optional twist "summer"
- live & love crafts: in the garden
- basteltanten: ATG
- clear it out: ATG
- 4 crafty chicks: summer
- a gem of a challenge: flowers
- inspiration destination: ATG


  1. Ganz toll. Sehr schön gemacht. Danke daß du bei ASC und den Basteltanten mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  2. Oh this is just amazing. I love the stitching. Thanks for joining Clear It Out Challenge.
    Larelyn CIO DT

  3. What a lovely clean and simple card. I really like the colour scheme and the stitching is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  4. Krasna voščilnica v nežnih barvah. Lp

  5. I find the stitching totally impressive! Great CAS card. Thanks for joining LLC for our "in the Garden" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  6. Absolutely beautiful, I love the yellow colour scheme and your stitching which is stunning, as always! So sorry I haven't stopped by for a while.

  7. Ein wirklich hübsches Kärtchen!

    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten.

    LG Svenja

  8. Wow, this is amazing. I love the stiched technique. Thank you so much for sharing your art at ASC. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  9. Wow, absolutely stunning, I cannot imagine how long this took you!!

    Thanks for joining in with our Real or Faux Stitching Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon

    Hugs, Sue xx

  10. So zauberhaft hast Du Dein Werk kreiert... ich bin wirklich begeistert
    Hab lieben Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe Grüße

  11. This is beautiful! The stitched flowers are exquisite... texturally beautiful sunshiny blossoms! The buttons are such a sweet accent. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Live & Love Crafts!

    Hugs and blessings,