Monday, 23 April 2007

Daring Cardmakers Felt Challenge

Well a toughie challenge this week from The Daring Cardmakers.
The challenge was to make a card using felt which is not something I use very much usually but......and how spooky is this..........I had just been out and bought a pile of felt to die cut into flowers to make some embellishments.
The first card isn't perhaps what the challenge had in mind but I went with my first flash of inspiration to produce a piece of work which I have called 'After The Rain'.
It is an abstract piece representing a garden after it has rained using sequins in the rainbow colours and sparkly thread and glitter glue to represent the rain on flowers and foliage.
I had the most perfect stamp for this .........a huge background of circles by Just For Fun........which I stamped onto a piece of felt using Stazon in black.
The coloured sequins were hand sewn on and then the circles were outline in silver chain stitch done by hand.
The black sequins were added with Glossy Accents and then some of the smaller circles were embellished with Diamond Stickles.
I managed to make two cards this week because I thought perhaps the stitched piece was a little self indulgent.
So this one is what I first intended to use the felt for.
The flowers are die cut using a Sizzix Flower Charms die. I have layered them and stitched a little detail then added a gem to the centre.
Stems are strips of silver card and I used a scrap of black card for the vase.
Sorry about the rubbish scan but the knot on the ribbon was a bit of a problem.
Time for me to get to grips with this digital camera I think.
Thanks for looking


  1. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!.... How SCRUMMY is that first card!.. it's like a little piece of framed ART!.. I just love it Sheila...
    and you second is so Lovely, beautiful work!...

  2. What a beautiful card that first one is!! Self indulgent?? You should be more self-indulgent with ideas like that. I love the flowers one too - all that stitching is soooo effective on your cards - so pretty!

  3. These are just gorgeous Sheila. The first one is absolutely stunning - in terms of the time involved it's certainly not one to put on your rota for cards for your shop baskets but perfect for someone very special (or to keep all for yourself!). Beautiful.

  4. Wow Sheila they are both gorgeous i love them.

    Andrea xx

  5. Oh my goodness - Sheila, these are both stunning. I absolutely love the sequins one it's just beautiful and the 2nd one just screams stylish!

  6. These are both beautiful but I really do like the first one. I agree with Gillian - worth framing.

    I'm afraid I found your red onion and tomato flan more inspiring than this challenge. I made it at the weekend and it was delicious.


  7. both cards are great but the first one is stunning!

  8. Oh my word, After The Rain is just superb! Beautiful cards.

  9. Wow Sheila ! what fabby felt creations you've got ! I'm envious ! lol ...

    & oh I'm afraid you've been tagged ! cos I'd like to know 7 random facts about ... ?

    you've gotta come over to me blog to find out dear ! ....

  10. Wow, what a creation the first one is! All that stitching is fabulous with the 'gems'. The second is so pretty! Nicely done!!

  11. Oh wowee theyre fabulous. The stitched one with the sequins is amazing, how patient are you. The simplicity of the second one is stunning as always, TFS :)

  12. These are amazing, The first one is just so lush it is just awesome! The second one is so pretty, two beautiful cards!

    jo xx

  13. AMAZING job!!! Those are absolutely beautiful. That first card is quite a work of art!!!

  14. How do you do it!!!! The first card is absolutely LUSH-in fact it's not a card, it's a gift in itself...gorgeous.

  15. OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH Sheila. HOw totally FABULOUS are those......The first is just eye candy my dear, such care and detail!

    Now seeing as you are feeling so domestic fancy poping over and helping here?



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