Tuesday, January 21, 2020

(The Good Kind of) Winter Blues

Have you already guessed the brief at Shopping Our Stash this fortnight? If you're thinking that "Winter Blues" means we want to see winter-themed projects and/or those which are predominantly blue, then YES you are correct. I went with "predominantly blue" though when I look at my finished card, it does feel a bit wintery in a weird way.

patterned paper: ciao bella; "beautiful" sticker: fancy pants; ruler sticker: julie nutting/photo play; navy cardstock: bazzill; embroidery floss: dmc; edge distressing tool: prima; adhesives: elmers brand tape runner; 3m foam tape; sewing machine with coats and clark heavy duty upholstery thread

I have been hoarding this gorgeous Ciao Bella "Broccato Estense" collection from Paper Anthology for about eighteen months. Which... as hoarding goes is not really all that long, but I've been trying to buy less and actually USE IT, so this was just the nudge I needed. In fact the only non-Ciao Bella products here are the ancient stickers and the navy blue cardstock. I added real hand -stitches over the pretend ones on that beautiful journal card, tons of distressing and lots of machine stitching and called it a day.

Hop over to SOS and see what amazing wintery and/or blue projects the crew have assembled especially to inspire YOU! ♥


  1. So soft and pretty and a gorgeous bird, fantastic card!!!

  2. Another "Queen of Collage" masterpiece. The combination of textiles along with the hand stitches make this such a beautiful and very organic project! Great layers, great composition. I will probably revisit this a few times!
    Chana Malkah

  3. So beautiful. One of my favourite birds and my favourite colour, so it can't lose in my eyes. Love the way you've mixed your elements and fnished it off to perfection.
    Cath x

  4. Ohhhhhh Ohhhhhh Ohhhhhh that paper is just gorgeous!

  5. This is frame worthy! Soooo gorgeous!

  6. Such a gorgeous card. I live on the Texas Gulf coast, so bird watching is a frequent thing around here so I love seeing them on cards too.


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