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.
Time for me to get to grips with this digital camera I think.
Thanks for looking