Thursday, March 26, 2009

Judy's inspirational challenge

My friend Judy posted a challenge on the old - new - old Papercrafts site *wink*
Judy's challenge:
"Where do you find inspiration for your art? A lot of us are inspired by others’ cards, but many other things can be inspiring. I’d like you to create something that was inspired by something OTHER THAN another card.
As I lay in my bed yesterday morning looking out at the gloomy rainy weather I wondered about this challenge and wondered where I would get inspiration on such a gloomy and dark day. My eyes turned to this beautiful piece of needle work my sister, Susan did for me. It was done with a technique called Brazilian Embroidery or dimensional embroidery.
After giving me this piece Susan taught me how to do this lovely craft. After paper crafts it is my favorite hobby. I had to shoot the picture in a goofy way to avoid the light hitting the glass but I hope you will see how pretty the stitches are. To give you some perspective the outside frame size is 10.5 x 10.5".
For my card I used a two sided paper by Graphic 45, Prima flowers, pearls by Kaiser Craft. The words are all rub-ons from MSE!.
Thank you for looking and thank you, Judy, for a great challenge. : )


coldwaters2 said...

Oh Patti its awesome how serene and elegant.

Lorraine x

Theresa K said...

Patti this card is beautiful and inspiring... just as the challenge asked for! I will be looking around at my place to see if I can come up with something too! Theresa

Judy said...

Patt both your card and your sister's beautiful needlework are just beautiful. I'm so happy you made a card for my challenge! I hope I can figure out how to finish it out with all that silly stuff going on with the Web site. I can't even get on it now. :*(

Janice W. said...

This card is so sweet! I love the softness of the subtle pinks! And the inspiration piece is beautiful too!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love your sisters work too, that is beautiful. I have never heard of that type of embroidery. What a great way to find inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wow !!!! You and Susan both did a spectacular job!
Your card is beautiful and elegant.Love the softness of it. And your sister's needlepoint is also beautiful. I do a bit of needlepoint and cross stitch. I know what goes into it and wow. It's gorgeous. Great inspiration piece. what a wonderful gift!