18 March, 2017

Purple fields

Being well in the second half of March, it would seem appropriate to introduce this month's Fadengrafik Challenge, I guess. As we'll be marching into spring soon, that's exactly what we'd like to see on your stitched creations. No matter how you interprete the theme, make sure to use some paper embroidery on it and link it up for the chance of winning a cool prize again.

My inspiration card for the month was made in the middle of winter actually, but only lately I finished it off the way it looks now. Similar to the crocus card I made quite a while ago, I coloured the stitched motif with coloured pencils. I added a couple of pearls instead of stamens, however, I did'nt want to create an exact copy of the previous card. Therefore, I decided not to add any butterflies and keep the edges as they are. 
Still, I tried to use the same polka dot embossed paper in the back, but obviously the cards were different enough for the result to look horrible. So, even though the card was done I just couldn't seem to tick it off my to-do list. In fact, every time it came into my hands in the past couple of weeks, it gave me a feeling of not being finished at all.
In the end, I decided to demount it alltogether. I carefully detatched the stitched crocuses and mounted them on this green and violet spring background. Unfortunately, I didn't make any before & after photos to compare, but I certainly like this version a lot better. 
The card even got a new recipient in a dear person going through what I imagine must be an emotional roller coaster. Alongside with this little piece of spring comes the wish we'll be able to sort things out and make a new beginning, or just continue from where we got stuck a while ago. Because some people are worth keeping no matter what, especially if this includes the most wonderful, well-behaved and reliable guy one can imagine. 
A little contribution to the March collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria. 

Off to your patterns and yarns to get your projects done in time for our "Spring" challenge. 
For some more spring inspiration, fields of violet that are currently blooming on many green areas of Munich. Those are from Hellabrunn Zoo.

a bit more time to craft: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
- brownsugar: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty calendar: mum's day/special female
creative moments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- fussyandfancy: springtime
- friendship challenge: flowers
glitternsparkle: use some green
inspiration destination: ATG
kreativtanten: ATG
lovetocraft: ATG
- moving along with the times: handmade flowers
- ooh-la-la: spring is in the air
- path of positivity: ATG with optional twist "Birth of new beginnings" (friendship and/or more)
pennyspapertake: ATG
- pinspirational
- scrapping4fun: recycling (stitched image)
through the craftroom door: ATG
wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. So beautiful, I have not seen Crocus for a long time, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

  2. This is just gorgeous...i can see why you were so inpired to make this one. soft and feminine - just beautiful.Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT X

  3. This is very pretty and your stitching is so wonderful and neat.
    Beautiful crocus too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. So beautiful and such lovely words about creating a new beginning. Sounds like this card definitely had a new beginning...turned out to be a gorgeous card with that background! Thanks for sharing your story and card with us over at Path of Positivity!

  5. Very pretty card and sweet colour of your flowers
    Fab pics of crocus.
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our March challenge 8 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper March challenge. x

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  8. Hey there - even though I can't see the previous mounted card, from the description - this version is much better! I really like the color that is picked up in the background now. The stitching is really neat on the image too! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  9. made from the heart and not often seen in card making ,a lot of effort in the stitching I love it, thank you for sharing and good luck from Oh La La Creations.

  10. Beautiful flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Aunts Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Krasna voščilnica. Fotografije s podleskom pa čudovite. Lp

    1. Hvala Janja :) Res lepo se narava prebuja... Čeprav včasih še prav mrzlo zapiha, so tile pisani tepihi ravno pravi za pomladno vzdušje.

      Lp, V

  13. Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr gut. Eine tolle Fadengrafik. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Friendship-Challenge.

    LG Heike

  14. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us for our Creative Moments Challenge
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    creativEle DT

  15. Gorgeous card, love the flowers
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  16. Very pretty
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  17. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!

  18. Zelo lepo voščilnico si naredila in hvala, ker se igraš z tudi pri Scraping4Fun :-))
    Tudi fotografije so čudovite.

  19. Very cute spring card! Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  20. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  21. Your card is amazing
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge
    Hugs Anja

  22. Super cute creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  23. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and we hope to see you again in April.

    Helen x