02 June, 2017

Starry, starry night

I'm not sure whether it's just me not being able to keep up with the calendar, but again, it's time to close a month and start another. And as always, with every new month comes a new FadengrafikChallenge. This time, we're having an "ATG" theme again, perfect for the first really hot days of the year. My inspiration comes in form of a zodiac card this time, and is another leftover of my exhibition collection that might be used as a birthday card and turned out to be very suitable guys' card for any occasion, too.
Rather unusually for me, I decided to stitch the main motif on coloured cardboard. I think it makes the golden yarn pop out really nicely, but it also turned out to be a horrible choice when I tried to find the perfect combination of papers for the card.
For the main background, I was determined to use another dark blue cadboard with traces of silver and gold. I found it during my December visit of Wuppertal, a perfect piece of paper for any sky, stars and/or universe-themed project. However, the two shades of dark blue seemed to be too dark alltogether.
In the end, I sacrifised a stripe of the background cardboard to make sure I could add an additional layer of shimmering cream/beige paper on the brown card base. Between the stitched image and the endless sky, I placed a layer of golden cardboard.
For some extra bling, I added a couple of gemstones to the libra motif, while I placed golden sticker letters in the lower part of the image instead of stitching the word. On the one hand, I think it gives more weight to the lower part than the stitching would, and on the other hand, I just have to start using up those stickers in my stash :)
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

More outer space inspiration: starry night above Radensko polje. I's amazing how bright the stars are once you leave the city behind, and I should probably do it moe often.
Starry or not, it's up to you now to link up your projects at the Fadengrafik Challenge. We take any theme this month, just make sure there's some stitching on what you create ;)

4 crafty chicks: birthday
a bit more time to craft:  ATG
gem of a challenge: boys/men
as you like it: favourite reason to make cards (as I don't sell my cards, I make most of them just for fun - to try a new pattern, a new technique, new papers/embellishments... and to fill my stash of cards for different occasions in case I need them as a present or giveaway)
basteltraum: men/boys
brown sugar: celebrations
city crafter: out of this world
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
everybody art: ATG
friendship challenge: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
kreativtanten: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
crazy challenge: birthday
through the craftroom door: ATG
tuesday throwdown: stitching
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 331, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper June challenge – hope to see you again soon x

  2. Toll gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der friendship-challenge.
    Liebe Grüße Lia

  3. I love the way your card turned. The stitching is amazing! Thanks for joining us at AULI Challenge!

  4. This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Wow wonderful stitching, it's a great work! Thanks for joining us at EAC. Michi

  6. That stitched image is amazing! It sounds like it was a rough road on this card for you but I think it turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar challenges and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  7. Awesome technique! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  8. Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  9. Beautiful creation. Love the stitching and great technique on the background. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  10. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Lovely job!

    Leanne DT/4CC

  11. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Maria (DT)

  12. sehr schöne Fadengrafik. Danke, dass Du bei den Kreativtanten mitmachst.
    LG Beate

  13. Very nice - everything about this is amazing, the stitch work ... just wow and the frame amazing.
    Thank you for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  14. What a lovely card. Such a great design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  15. An excellent reason to make cards! Thanks for playing along at AYLI. Hugs xx

  16. Eine tolle Arbeit. Sieht klasse aus.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativtanten.

    Viele Grüße Andrea