Friday, March 25, 2011

Thank You

Happy Friday! Today I'm happy to be participating in the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! This month it is all about embroidery floss and I went WAY outside of my comfort zone and actually stitched! I haven't stitched anything except a button since my cross-stitch days as a kid!

I've seen French knots showing up here and there and thought I'd give them a try! Luckily I had some embroidery floss kicking around but I only had red!

I first thought these cute little knots would make great spring blossoms so reached for my Out on a Limb Revised set and inked up a little scene on a deckle oval. I made some knot blossoms for the tree and mounted the panel to some pretty Fly a Kite paper and finished it with some shabby ribbon and a stamped tag.

Though knot perfect ;), I had a lot of fun trying this out and will be happy to try it again!

Supplies: Stamps - Out on a Limb Revised, Round and Round (PTI), DP - Fly a Kite Collection (October Afternoon), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery (SU!), Embroidery Floss (Michael's), Ribbon (MemrieMere), Twine (PTI), Cuttlebug, Tag Die, Deckled Ovals (Spellbinders), Foam Squares

22 comments:

  1. I love your French knots, and think they're wonderful with that bow against the pretty patterned paper!

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  2. I like the tag on the ribbon!

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  3. Sooo pretty and simple. Fabulous job.

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  4. Love the simplicity...
    beautiful card.

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  5. Hi Jen, love your card! For me the first time I joined in for the Hop, it's fun! Love how you put the branch on straight, looks so pretty!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  6. This is so pretty and soft Jen. I love the colours.

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  7. Pretty, pretty Jen! love the French knots!

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  8. Gorgeous card. Simple and beautiful. If this is what happens on when you go outside the box, you should do it more often!

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  9. I think it's lovely. You should "knot" be so hard on yourself.

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  10. very pretty! i love the vertical branch - i don't know why but i always stamp it sideways :)

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  11. Well, IIIII think that your French knots are fabby, as Claire would say! So funny that you said that about the red floss...that was all I had until I wandered into the DMC aisle at JoAnn's last week and watch out! The stuff is very addicting! I love how you framed your sweet branch and the dotty paper background!

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  12. Nice focal point with the branch, the knots do remind me of Spring.

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  13. Just lovely! The pops of red from the knots are perfect.

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  14. Beautifully designed, love the knots.

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  15. Love it! The knots were a brilliant idea. TFS, Regan

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  16. This adds just the right pop of color. Nice job.

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  17. A very sweet card. And the little touch of red works so well on it. Very pretty!

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  18. I have such trouble with those knots and probably would have given up after the first one! Fabulous choice in the knot (and color) placement.

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  19. CAS, what's not perfect?? It's beautiful!

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