That was an amazing site Stef directed us to this morning - I've never tried machine embroidery but I love doing hand embroidery myself. I had fun looking through all the categories, and in the end I took my earth-tone palette from this green bag, although I toned the green down a bit. I also thought the iris twist worked with the basket-weave, and my base is a very textured paper that looks as if it were made from coconut fibre.
A2 base, covered with that brown paper. I stamped the grasses with Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters, chalked in the sky and some green and brown and then cut the aperture for my snail.The body is a pearlescent paper - I think the colour may have been described as mink, the shell is PTI (I think). I went round it with a fine brown marker, added an eye and a Stickles trail which you can probably see better reflected in the piano :D.
The template for the snail came originally from Circle of Crafters, which sadly was down for ages but appears to be back again.
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 GMT Views: 448
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Sat, Nov 06, 2010 @ 7:47 AM
This is just the cutest ever! One of those cards I just want to hang on my wall and look at a few times every day. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO clever! And I really admire your choice of products that made so may different textures and details. Magnificent job! Bravo! Wish I'd ever done something that perfect my ownself.
I hope you have a Blog I can run to now so I can see more treats.
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Sat, Nov 06, 2010 @ 8:57 AM
This is definitely a piece of art! Your iris-fold snail and rough-textured paper, the 'snail trail' and even the shape of the snail evoke that bag image you chose. Well done! I did the olive branches one, but there were sooooo many I wanted to do. Glad you could play along today!
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Sat, Nov 06, 2010 @ 10:20 AM
oh, too fun, Sabrina, the enemy of my garden...though you've managed to make him look so stylish and cute with that fabbie iris folding. The slime trail is the perfect touch!!! I'll get back to you, think I better so bait my my garden.
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