Friday, August 29, 2008

October done, well all but one

This card is the last of the friend's birthdays that I need to do for October. Hadn't got a clue what to do for the card. Inspiration started with one of the new Cuttlebug embossing border folders called Just My Type which I had highlighted with Sakura pens. But it wasn't until I got an email from Stiching Cards showing off a new set of designs that everything fell into place. Just fell in love with the designs and had to have them.

The backing paper is based on a tartan called Sakura - the Japanese word for Cherry Blossom - which I think the cuttlebug border looks like. For the threads for the stitching just used regular DMC floss, matching them to the colours on the backing paper, but trying to stay true to the 'Rennie Macintosh' colour themes. The brown cardstock comes from the K&Company Designer Paper set by Amy Butler called Sola.

I really love the designs inspired by 'Charles Rennie Macintosh' as I think his designs are timeless. A couple of years ago, using my other crafting love, cross-stitch, did a firescreen, which I got framed as a picture.


Joanie said...

Your cards are lovely Linda, I do love the Macintosh designs, and did a few myself in cross stitch.
P.S can you send some of your "Heatwave Sunshine" to Manchester please? not too much though, cos we are not used to it! lol
Joanie x

Liz said...

Stunning card Linda and I am assuming that is a picture of your firescreen. It's gorgeous!