Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hi. I'm Linda and I'm a Papertrey Fan-addict. But I must confess, I am a member of that oh-so-small group that does not own any felt! There, I've said it. I hope I can still participate in this Hop tonight. If you've exiled me from the group, you can stop reading now.

The reason for not purchasing the PTI felt is that I have a humungous, ginormous investment in felted wool. This rather similar product is achieved by laundering (eeeek!!) 100% wool fabric and then tossing it in a hot dryer (double eeeek!!) When I was a teenager my mother did this to one of my beloved sweaters, she felted it, and it didn't cost $64 a yard! Have you seen the felted purses? They're made from knitted wool yarn and are really yummy. The end result is that the fabric is thicker and tighter and will not ravel. Most of mine are over-dyed. You can find plaids, tweeds and textures which are not available in felt. I have made candle mats, table runners, pin cushions and make-do's. I have appliqued small motifs and I just ordered a pattern for a small crazy quilt. Wool felt can always be used in any of these patterns. Here are some pictures I could find of things I have made.



I made this card following the requirements for tonight's Blog Hop. It was inspired by this card by katielawton. Thank you Katie and if you're hopping, I'm so glad you posted your beautiful card to the gallery.



You may notice the PTI die cut the felted wool quite nicely. I had to pass it through my Cuttlebug several times. A thicker piece would have been a bear to cut.

My love affair with the Delightful Dahlia continues. I think one of my best investments this year was the set of Pastel Copic sketch markers. They're mostly the ones with four 0's. Here I colored the entire flower with Y0000 and then went back and shaded with Y21. The dahlia was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here. I hope I'm off somewhere enjoying your project. Thanks for hopping by.

Supplies
stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia, Life, Floral Frenzy
ink: PTI Simply Chartreuse,True Black; VersaMark
paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, 2008 Bitty Box Basics;Neenah white
ribbon: PTI Sweet Blush Swiss Dot Satin, Leaf Ribbon
other: pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, Copic markers, white embossing powder, PTI Butterfly die

45 comments:

Rhonda said...

Linda, Love your projects w/ the felted wool. Your card is so pretty. Love your copic coloring.

BonnieRose said...

what a beautiful pink butterly, love that soft color!

Welcome back Jam said...

I like how you did the pearls on the butterfly. Very pretty.

Keva said...

Very pretty. I love how soft it is..

Laurie said...

So pretty!! I love the butterfly!

Susan Winslett said...

No, I don't have the PTI felt yet, either...maybe someday though. I love your card- it is so soft. The felted wool is the perfect touch. I've been toying around with trying felted wool for some different projects. Now I know where to go for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Cammie said...

Oh my goodness! Linda your projects with felted wool are incredible! Your card is so soft and beautiful!

Terri said...

Great job on all your felted projects! The card you made with the butterfly is beautiful too!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the butterfly and the dahlia! Great coloring!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful card, and your other felted projects are inspiring.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is gorgeous. And those felt projects are so beautiful.

Nerina said...

Linda, you bring such a beautiful elegance to your projects! I love the flower layered over the "Life" stamps - it's beautiful! The little taste you gave us of your wool projects is spectacular! There is a whole creative side to you that we haven't experienced - you are *such* a talented person!

Samantha said...

So pretty and delicate! I love the coloring!

Jill said...

So *that's* how you use felted wool--very nice! And your card is lovely--I especially like the embossed and colored dahlia!

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous! I love your felt butterfly, and your beautiful dahlia!

BethieJ said...

Your projects are FANTASTIC!!!
HAPPY HOPPING!!

Marge said...

Gorgeous card -- may have convinced me to get Delightful Dahlia next!!!

resmith said...

Gorgeous!! I love the softness of it!

Susan said...

That card is just stunning!!! Love the dahlia with the pink butterfly!

Amy said...

Great dahlia!! And of course the felt!! :)

Amy said...

Wonderful! Your butterfly is beautiful, but that dahlia is amazing.

Tanya said...

The butterfly is soo pretty!!!

Terri E. said...

That butterfly is a stunner!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Plote said...

What a lovely card!

Cathy Weber said...

What a pretty and delicate card. Cute butterfly.

Jackie Solomon said...

very very pretty!

Sara said...

Very pretty card!

Kim said...

I love your projects, especially that little sheep. Too cute! I spent the winter collecting beautiful wool sweaters at the thrift store and felting them. Your pictures have inspired me to dig them out and get sewing!

peggysue said...

I want you to make me a felted something! :) What talent you have Linda, not only in your card making, so wonderful! I always enjoy coming to your blog . . .I think I'd enjoy a visit to your craft room too! :) Great little project, I'm going to have to PM you about those pastel copics because mine are too bright for the dahlia!

Kimberly said...

LOL, we'd never exile you! Those felt projects that you have made are amazing and your card is lovely.

Mariana said...

Lovely, so elegant!!

Victoria said...

Your coloring of the flower is fabulous. Beautiful work.

Jennifer Carter said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Kelly S. said...

So light and airy and soft and SWEET!

Emm said...

Very pretty!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!

Dana Gustafson said...

So soft and sweet! What wonderful felted creations!

Lee said...

So pretty.

Kim Wilson said...

So DAINTY :) Love it, its soo pretty!

Kim Wilson said...

So DAINTY :) Love it, its soo pretty!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is *so* pretty!! Love the little felt butterfly but I'm mostly drooling over that dahlia - I love this set too and this is a technique I haven't tried with it yet!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, your card and Katies are both incredible- I need to get off of this computer and go case, lol!!

boneygirl said...

This is a beautiful card. I have Delightful Dahlias, too, but haven't used it yet...you've inspired me to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

Chris Simon said...

What great work you've done in felted wool! I'll have to show my mom, as she works with felted wool also. Your card is stunning. Great details, especially the coloring on your dahlia!

Janelle said...

Your felted wool projects are gorgeous, as is your card. Love the coloring on the dahlia. Hmmm. The things I don't have that I now need: the Life stamp set, the Dahlia stamps set, and the pastel set of Copics. Oh -- and maybe some old sweaters to felt. Thanks for all the inspirations!