Thursday, 20 September 2012

Stitching and Lace with some Autumnal Colours

An A5 size card for two challenges:

The Papershelter Challenge-no-82 colours of autumn

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge-75-Stitching-and-Lace

For the autumnal colours I have gone for orange, red and green.

The background is one of my indian hand made papers which I hand dyed with inks and stitched by machine.

The main image is from one of Sheena Douglass' paint fusion range - poppies. This was painted with Acrylic paint and edged with gold embossing powder before being endged with cotton lace..

The wonderful butterfly is made using a Spellbinder die and a Cuttlebug machine.


  1. A very lovely looking card, the image looks amazing! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  2. What a great card. Beautiful autumn colours. Your poppies look amazing and the hand coloured paper works so well with it.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter 'Autumn' challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  3. Beautiful image and suck striking autumnal colours! What a lovely card.

    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers,

    Rebecca x

  4. Lovely card and the background paper looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Good Luck!
    Sharon x

  5. Your background is beautiful! The Autumn colours are just stunning your stitching and lace perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers xx

  6. I love the stitching on that fabulous paper!! Really unique!! Am a fan of Sheena's Paint Fusion myself - so this really appeals to me!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!! Cxxx

  7. Gorgeous card, love the rich autumnal colours and your lovely stitching and lace, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty cardmakers and good luck.


  8. Love the poppies on this fab card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. Oh wow Shirl, this is an absolute stunner.

    I adore the gorgeous vibrant colour palette, and all that beautiful stitching on your hand dyed paper must have taken you ages.

    Thank you so much for joining in with my Stitching and Lace challenge so beautifully at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx


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