Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A Mandala

When I saw the new sketch at CAS(e) this sketch which is this 

I was stumped but then I remembered this card which I made a while ago but never got around to posting. 

The pattern is obviously made for a square card but as I only make rectangular ones it didn't fit. That is when I came up with the idea for only using half of it.
When stitching half of a design you need to choose carefully as some designs only look good if the stitches are able to extend over the half way mark. This design however was perfect for chopping in half. I coloured the centre flower with pastel pencils which I then smudged with an ear bud.
I added a strip of washi tape to the base card and then adhere the topper using some foam squares to give it some height.

My inspiration

Source: Anya Schrier

Pattern: Not sure but I think one of Emilia's
Thread: All colours and brands unknown
Flat backed gems in purple
Derwent pastel pencil in Olive Green (51B)
Washi Tape: Green chevrons 
3M Double sided Foam tape
Card Stock: 160gsm in white


  1. I love your colour choices! This looks awesome!

  2. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  3. Beautiful, Glenda!! Love the colours and the sequins!!! Worked perfectly cut in half!!!
    Have a great day!!!