April 21, 2011

CR84FN24, CardPatterns #111, & Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World


Hi friends!  I'm back with one last post for today.  Sorry to overwhelm you with three in one day!  This one uses the gorgeous colors at CR84FN this week.  Seriously, can you go wrong with aqua and light blue?  I think not.

I made a home decor item for the Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, a framed piece that will be a Mother's Day gift for my MIL.  I loosely based it on the sketch at CardPatterns and planned to go with a square design, but I couldn't find a square frame that I like so I adapted the sketch to a vertical design.




This project looks so much nicer in person than I could capture in photos.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  It is a very similar design to THIS CARD that I made for the January PTI Blog Hop. I stamped the quilt design in Dark Chocolate ink on Rustic Cream cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  Then I stamped and colored the spool of thread, needle, and sentiment.

You can't see it in the photos, but the quilt portion of the cardstock is debossed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate to give it a little texture, and I scored two lines below that.  As the final touch, I added a row of cross stitches under the sentiment with aqua embroidery floss.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream
Stamps:  Quilter's Sampler
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Copic markers
Tools:  Linen & Canvas impression plate; Scoring board (Martha Stewart)
Accessories:  DMC floss, wood frame

I can't wait to give this to my MIL!  She loves distressed wood frames and primitive, homespun decor so I think she will really appreciate this.

Thanks for stopping by again!  I appreciate all of your wonderful comments and visits!  I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

24 comments:

Laurel said...

This is amazing!

Andrea M said...

Oh lordy!!! Is there anything you can't do?!?! AMAZING!!! This is a WONDERFUL Mother's Day gift - the cross stitches are such a wonderful element and give it an awesome, homespun touch! I LOVE what you've done with the colors (you indeed can't go wrong with aqua and light blue :)). Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Jean Martin said...

O gosh girl! This is beautiful! You should have submitted this to the magazine!!! It would have been picked I'm sure of it!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done, Christina :) Congrats on your 4 Chicks win too! Have a blessed Easter weekend.

rudlis said...

This is so gorgeous!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

You designed a great home-decor-piece! It´s a heartwarming sentiment and the overall feel is so fresh and lovely... really beautiful!
Sunny greetings from Austria,
Ulina
I had 3 posts, too, today - for the same reason :-)

The Paper Parade said...

Your Mother In Law is going to go GAGA over this!!! It seriously looks like a store bought item, so perfect! I just love how you did the little "x" stitches and then left room for the stamp to fit perfectly in between. It seriously is going to be the best gift!

Debbie Carriere said...

Christina, this is brilliant!!!! I love it. What a wonderful gift! I so need this stamp set. My sister is a quilter & this would be perfect for her :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

Lindsay said...

Oh my this is fantastic Christina! I adore that frame! So so perfect and your stamping is spot on! Love love love this!

Anna Faith said...

Hey I just want you to know that I got my cards a few days ago!
Thanks so much.
I love them!;;;D
Anna-Faith

~amy~ said...

wow...absolutely perfect! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this gorgeous project up to the Home Decor Challenge in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week in the Moxie Fab World! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Debgem said...

Your MIL is going to love this - it's absolutely stunning!! I really like the quilt effect of the stamping, and the cross-stitches are the perfect accent!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Karen B. said...

I wish the MF challenge wasn't random, as you'd win for sure with this beauty! Love the colors and the homespun touches.

xiumaiyuki said...

*THUD*........ how amazing is this?!! Your MIL is so lucky. She'll be so stunned. I love how gorgeous the quilt patchwork looks in that turquoise and that floss... *swoon* I'm going to have to add this into my inspiring file. :o)

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness...this is pure loveliness!!! I want one for my mum :). Beautiful work!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome project Christina! Beautiful piece of home decor! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Amy said...

Look at all the LOVE you put into this!!! This is beautiful and your MIL will adore this! I really like the criss cross stitches you added! Gorgeous work as always! :)

kasia c. said...

Christina, this is GORGEOUS!!! I am in awe of your talent. :D

I love the addition of those little stitches at the bottom.

Heather Jensen said...

I am sure your MIL will love it! This is so cute. I love the little handmade stitches you added at the bottom. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CR84N! :)
Hugs~

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in love with this! Your MIL is one lucky lady. Absolutely stunning gift!

Nance said...

Oh my moxie fab! There is no end to your creativity. I ADORE the cross stitching you added--brilliant! Your MIL will be delighted as we are when you share your talent with us! ((hugs))

Jocelyn said...

Seriously amazing! She will LOVE this gift!! The stitching looks sooo good!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I NEED to copy this and make one for my mom. She's a quilter and would LOVE this! Thank you SO SO SO much for sharing this lovely creation!

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