Thursday, 28 June 2012

Greeting cards and the Dragonfly

I have been busy making a few birthday cards. I won't show them up close until the recipients have received them, so here are just a few titbits:





Now, one card I just have to show in full (the lady who I made this for is not a blogger), and that is the DRAGONFLY.

Chris Richards at Ella's Craft Creations has embroidered some stunning dragonflies. She is a master stitcher and has kindly offered a tutorial on her blog. What an excellent idea for a birthday card, I thought, and following Chris's simple and clear instructions made this little one.
It is not in Chris's league but I am quite pleased with the result. Actually it was much easier than I had anticipated and so much fun. I can highly recommend having a go.
One change I made was to use pressed Angelina fibres for the wings instead of the organza ribbon in the instructions.






14 comments:

  1. Oh you clever lady ! I am so happy that it turned out so brilliantly !! Now you can do all sorts of amazing ones.....all different.....Thank you so much for having a go at these little beauties....
    Well done to you !! Please do show your dragonfly on 'stitchin fingers', so that people can admire YOUR skill!!!!!
    love and hugs
    chris richards
    xxxxx

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  2. wow, wow! you a r e having fun!
    irmelin

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  3. You do such wonderful hand work.I love the Dragon fly.
    Tricia

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  4. Lovely details and the dragonfly is gorgeous!

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  5. It's a great idea for cards. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  6. Fabulous! Chris' work is phenomenal and I am so glad she posted it all - now look at you!! Fabulous~! absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Thank you all for the kind words.
    With the instructions of a great and inspiring teacher like Chris, it was easy to make. This idea could be developed for all sorts of winged insects.

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  8. what a gorgeous dragonfly and your stitchwork is wonderful to look at and shows great skill~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  9. what a wonderful dragonfly, so glad Chris shared her technique with us all. Lucky friends to be receiving cards you have stitched I am sure they will be well loved.

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  10. they look so delicate, beautiful

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  11. This dragon fly is awesome !!!! It turned up just like Chris...
    Your friends are so lucky to have it. BEAUTIFUL !!!

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  12. I like the idea of using pressed Angelina!
    Beautiful!

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