Day 106 at 365 Cards is Super Sketchy Sunday. Here is the inspiration sketch:
I was on a mission this weekend to learn how to crochet flowers. I am not starting from ground zero - when I was about 9 or 10 years old, my Mom taught me how to crochet. However, similar to our sewing experiences, there was alot of screaming during these sessions and in the end I gave up and left all of the crocheting to my Mom.
Recently, Nichole Heady had a crocheted flower tutorial on her blog, and I thought "I can do that!" So I spent the weekend trying to make these little flowers for my cards. Perfect timing for this sketch from 365 Cards!
Here is my take:
For those of you who are not aware, I am totally into gadgets! So I had a couple of new gadgets that I wanted to try out, in addition to the crocheted flowers. I used the Making Memories tag curler for the Thanks tag, and I also finally got an edge distresser. I broke out the Slice machine this weekend as well and made the green ribbon tag on the bottom right of the card.
These pictures show some of the details close-up.
I am pleased with the crocheted flower on this card - not too bad for not knowing what I am doing! I hand-stitched the stem and leaves for an added detail.
I have another post going up today for the Card Patterns challenge where I used another crocheted flower.
Thanks for looking!