Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello! I was able to find some time during the last couple weeks to come up with a project for the Papertrey Blog Hop. Nicole challenged us with some artwork by Izziyana Suhaimi. You can read all about the challenge on Nicole's blog. Here is an example of his artwork.
 My interpretation of this artwork is a bookmark cut from some gray felt in my stash using the Basic Bookmark 2 die. I would love to see this color felt by Papertrey (Soft Stone maybe?). Anyway, to mimic the outlined flower on her dress, I stamped the flower from the Friends 'Til The End stamp set (an oldie, but a goody!), using Versafine Onyx black ink. I gave that a little time to dry before I stitched the flowers onto the front. I used Mini and Maxi Blooms to cut out the flowers. They are mainly stitched on using french knots and straight stitches. I then stitched some stems using a stem stitch.
What a fun and unusual challenge! I enjoyed making this bookmark! I slipped a narrowed down bookmark diecut from cardstock in between the two layers of gray felt to stabilize the bookmark. I then did a buttonhole stitch around the edges to finish it off.  I made a gray tassel using some gray floss in my stash. Hope you enjoy hopping around! Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful take on the inspiration, Susan! I'm so glad that felt is back!

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  2. Gorgeous interpretation with felt!

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  3. What a fun tag and great take on this challenge Susan! Love the stamped flower, the pretty felt flowers and the great stitching.

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  4. Fantastic bookmark. Love how you used felt. (I just collect it).

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  5. This is SOOO pretty Susan! I love all the stitching and those felt flowers really pop off the gray felt of the bookmark...love it!! :0)

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  6. This is a beauty, did it take you long??

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    1. Thanks! I made it in about an hour and a half.

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  7. Oooh I LOVE it! How creative and such a great idea, a bookmark! Well done!!!

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  8. Beautiful book mark Susan! Love this idea and would love to make one of my own if you don’t mind Happy Easter!

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  9. Fabulous idea to stamp on the felt! This looks amazing!

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  10. You had me at Friends 'til the End. :) I love that set and I absolutely adore this bookmark! Beautiful, beautiful Susan!! I love this!!!!

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  11. Beautiful!!! Even though I use my electronic devices for reading anymore I so love this book mark!!

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  12. Your felt stitching bookmark is stunning, Susan!! Really stunning!!

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