Sunday, December 9, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC81 - KNOTTY OR NICE



A big thank you to Michele and the Girl Fridays for choosing my card this week!





CFC81: Create a Clean And Simple project that features a knot or knots.

Knotty or nice?  Well, I definitely chose 'knotty' with this card! In fact, there are over 150 hand stitched wee French Knots....actually there could be more but I got lost counting half way around the tree!

Stamped the tree (Penny Black 'Majestic') with Momento Tuxedo Black, stitched the french knots with DMC embroidery cotton, stamped the sentiment with SU Real Red (although it almost looks brown in the photo) and mounted on to Real Red card stock. Finished of the tree with a wee red rhinestone at the top.

The knots took about 3 hours to stitch. Other than that, this is probably the fastest I have completed in card EVER!!! I always fuss way too much :)

Why 'knot' pop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog and check out all the amazing projects?

Happy crafting!





27 comments:

  1. Hi Geri!
    The red and white are terrific together!
    Well done with those knots, I haven't made one in ages, think I should try that again!
    Have a great day!

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  2. Just too darn clever and looks simply amazing!

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  3. Okay, seriously, if this doesn't win. I mean, 150 hand-stitched knots? Me, bowing in awe! It's so beautiful, Geri!!

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  4. This is a stunner, Geri! And I admire your patience!

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  5. French knots?! Are you kidding me? They're gorgeous! I remember my mother failing to teach me how to do those when I was a kid (or was it me failing to learn? lol!). Maybe I'll try again. Some day.

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  6. ............... That was a very admiring and bowled over gasp ... totally stunning, I love love love the french knots (they're french aren't they??) and I agree with Darnell ... this is most definitely a ***winner***! Anita :)

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  7. Geri, you are such a clever crafter! Love the bright red French knots...they make such a festive tree.

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  8. Seriously stunning and seriously that many knots!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  9. Stunning! YOu put my knots to shame! hehe! Amazing work! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Oh my...so beautiful...and so many knots...wow!!! This card should be framed!! So happy you took the time to join the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  11. Oh my goodness! This is seriously outstanding!! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. Well, what a surprise! I knew it! Congratulations on this well earned win!

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  13. Wow, congrats on winning with this STUNNER! It sure is beautiful and "knotty"!!

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  14. I called it, no question, thank goodness you got this! SOOO well-deserved, Geri! I'm raising my glass, sister girl, so happy for you!!

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  15. WOW!! I love this card!! So seemingly simple, but not really!!! gorgeous!!! Congrats!

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  16. Congrats on your CFC win! Love the French knots--what a creative idea!

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  17. Congrats on the win Geri! This is so lovely!

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  18. Seriously? That's amazing! Were I to attempt this masterpiece, I would have a very lopsided tree ... after about 40 my fingers would be too sore to continue : ) Congrats, it's beautiful!

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  19. Congratulations, Geri, excellent (and of course right!) choice from the DT ... it is such a stunning card, and stands out so far from the crowd ... happy happy happy! Anita :)

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  20. OMG!! Look at all those French knots! Stunning card! Congratulations

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  21. Yay, it's no surprise to see you crowned winner with this card, Geri! Well done!

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  22. This is amazing and gorgeous! Congratulations~

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  23. This is gorgeous! Congrats!
    My hubs is from Mani-tuba, too... ;)

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  24. Lovely! So elegant - great win!

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  25. Explain your knotting process. Did you go from knot to knot stretching your thread on the back. Or did you knot of each one ?
    I can't see the thread come through the back ? How did you keep your cardstock from creasing.
    Beautiful work
    Deby

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  26. ummm this is gorgeous! No wonder it won! I have a feeling you'll be a DT member for the very challenge you won with this card someday soon...you're a perfect fit!

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