her embellishing machine to create the wonderful background of felt and silk and chiffon. The flower is of paper with a brad shaped heart for the centre. I love the way she has used little footprints for the leaves (see the text on the calendar sheet above) Thanks Doreen, it is just gorgeous. (It arrived this morning and looks even better than the picture)
Here is the card I have made for Lynda in Essex this month. I used newspaper for
the background, which I stuck with watered down pva glue to some old sheeting, having torn the newspaper into small bits first! I then painted it with watered down emulsion paint, then twice with an orange dye, scratching up the surface with a wire brush in between, which didn't do much really, due to the emulsion paint having sealed the surface too well!! I then copied the flower shape freehand onto some tissue, placed some silk on the front of the card, stitched the tissue onto the back of the card creating the design on the front, tore the tissue away, and proceeded to stitch more of the front, finally trimming away the silk close to the stitching leaving the daisy shape. The centre is a piece of dyed silk rod. I then touched up the petals with a little pearl paint to add a bit of lustre!
I added the text to some more silk, having dyed it orange. then stitched it to the card and frayed the edges.
I do hope you like what I made for you Lynda.
If you click on the Calendar Girls logo on the right hand side of my Blog it will take you to our Blog, where you can see all the other cards the ladies have made for each other so far this year. Also there is a link there for each member's Blog.