Monday, 18 April 2011

50th Birthday Stained Glass Flowery Art

I am going to post this, then I think I might plant some seeds for the garden, and go an enjoy the gorgeous weather again today! I may take my Promarkers into the garden with me......

This is a cross stitch card that was ordered last year for a 50th Birthday this month, but, as usual, I left it to the last minute before making it! It is also my second entry into LIM Acetate challenge. Do go and check out the Less Is More blog......the challenges really are fab! Thanks to Mandi & Chrissie for making me dig the acetate out.....and there was me thinking it was only for shaker cards!

The brief for the card was art, stained glass & flowers. Shoes were also mentioned but I could find a stained glass flowery shoe! ;)  The pattern for the cross stitch was in one of my Cross Stitch magazines....can't remember exactly which one now, but I could look it up if anyone wants to know. When I make cross stitch cards, I match the colours with the closest to what the pattern states with whatever I have in 'stock' as sometimes you only need a little length of it and there's no point buying more! This is a very vibrant card so I'm pleased the matching up worked out!

I then needed to figure out how to mount it on the card, but then I thought that 'art' could be the way to go! So I backed the stitching with white card then sandwiched it between two sheets of lightweight acetate. I cut an aperture in my 8x8 card and stuck the acetate in the aperture. I love the effect as it really looks like an item of framed art, especially with the sentiment on a 'panel' below the image.

Again, I hope the card will be loved by the recipient...not everyday you receive such a special card!

I am also entering it into the following challenges......
Rainbow Ladies - Springtime
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or for a special lady

Thanks for looking!
Lizy x

19 comments:

  1. Super card Lizy, what a multi-talented person you are!
    I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient for many years to come!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Oh my!!!! this is fantsatic!!!
    thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage
    hugs
    Sadia

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  3. Lovely card. It looks like a stained glass window. xx

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  4. This is gorgoeous Lizy xx Jan

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  5. Beautiful card, gorgeous colours!
    Val x

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  6. I've never seem a card like this before its so beautiful it must have taken you ages
    The colours are so pretty
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  7. Wow, what a gorgeous card with such vibrant colours, love it! Thanks for visiting my blog today! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

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  8. Amazing card beautifully crafted what a star you are.

    Marie

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  9. Fabulous card Lizy
    The acetate looks gorgeous as does your cross stitch
    We can count it as CAS still, even though that will have taken lots of hours I bet
    Thanks as always Lizy
    Have a good week
    mandi
    Less is More

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  10. Super card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

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  11. Lizy...it's absolutely beautiful...but I'm not sure I could give away a card with my hand stitched cross-stitch piece on it! LOL!

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  12. Hi there, this is totally wonderful all the pretty colours, magic:0) xxx

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  13. This is great Lizy, I haven't cross stitched in ages - I'm almost tempted! x

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  14. This is Superb Lizy, I love your framed art. x

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  15. I really like the cross-stitched flower panel - very pretty. And it makes for a wonderful card!

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  16. full of colour and talent!

    Great card.
    Thanks for sharing! Sarah at 164

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  17. Beautiful card, I am in the middle of doing a cross stitch at the moment I love it ..Chrissieann xx

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