Friday, March 16, 2012

TCP #201: Florentine Swap

OK - Here's yet another swap card I whipped out for Tina's swap - this time with the Florentine paper and this lovely blue green and lemon color palette from The Cat's Pajamas challenge 201.

I stamped the heart from the WOTG set repeatedly in my color palette. Then I handstitched a line across each row of hearts (Thank you, Piercing Ruler!). The ruler makes all the difference in the stitching - see my close up below? I never used to get such nice results before! And I stitched it at the play park while keeping an eye on two of my young hooligans gentlemen while balancing a cuppa coffee on my knee.

I hand dyed a bit of the Color Ready ribbon - it looks streaky in the photo, but it's so pretty in real life. I layered 4 of the Just Blooms with a bitty brad to make my carnation, then topped the brad with a medium sparkle. My lighting must have been off, because that blue is so blue here, and it's really a more teal tint to it (Twilight, to be all CTMH about it), and the colors are all so dark here. Dear hubby assistant, I need another lamp!

The sentiment frame I cut using my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and I layered it with 3-D foam tape for more pop!

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