Friday, September 18, 2009

Olaug 70 years

I've used my DCWV Old World and Latte stacks again - they seem to complement each other nicely. I've inked all the edges, and the green mats were curled before inking to create a more distressed look.
The yarn I used for the flower and "ball of yarn with knitting needles" was originally white, so I doused it all with several layers of Glimmermist. First a light spray of Meadow Green, then lots and lots of Old Lace, topped off with a little bit of my own mix of water and Perfect Pearls Copper powder pigments. Doesn't look too bad!
I'm entering this card to a couple of challenges: Everybody Art for the "shabby" look, and Papertake Weekly for "faking" a ball of yarn and knitting needles.
Olaug is an avid knitter and I tried to encorporate something of that into the card. Easier said than done - I couldn't find a single stamp, charm or other embellishment to fit! Is that possible? I'm sure there are lots of paper crafters out there who also picks up needles and yarn now and then - like me. Surely that's a gap someone can fill? ;) My first solution was to crochet a flower using this recipe (but counted wrong and got six petals instead of five). And today I stumbled upon the most perfect addition, purely by coincidence! The Craft Magazine blog has a tutorial for making an embellishment in the form of a ball of yarn with knitting needles. How's that for timing! *lol* I didn't have any round toothpicks, so I attacked the ones I had with a craft knife. Love the look of this, and will definitely use this trick to decorate the labels next time I sell or give a knitted gift.
ETA: the pictures of this post went completely haywire... *Editing like crazy to make them behave*


  1. fabulous card eva...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PTW...hugs kath xxx (GDT)

  2. Utrolig flott kort!! Likte kjempegodt detaljen med nøstet!!:) Og fargene var knall!:)
    Klem, Camilla.

  3. What a gorgeous card. Love all the fab details.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.

  4. Hi,
    thats a great Work.
    Thanks for joining in by EAC!


  5. Oh this is so gorgeous chick, and a fabulous take on the challenge:) Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx


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