Saturday 2 July 2016

Colours of your kitchen, stringart revisited

Some of you might remember my entry from a few weeks ago, based on a sketch, and to honour the sketch I stamped a bunch of hearts above my stringart heart.
I didn't like it as much as some of the commenters on the blog, so I thought I should make another version, more my style. Also I sued all red thread now and that defines the heartshape more than the bakerstwine in my opinion.

 So bigger heart and on a matte.

The Less is More Challenge #283 is: use the colours of your kitchen.
I also used the cabinets as inspiration for the raised element.

I once collected everything Coca Cola, although I used to drink Pepsi ;-) But I liked the red in the Coca Cola stuff... so I painted one wall red and adhered these metal signs, some have faded since they went up 13 years ago or so, but as they're glued to the wall I ain;t taking them down lol.

The rest of the kitchen is  a mess, I mean standard rental unit white cabinets. I had a do at our allotment and as I organized it, all the washing up is in other pictures haha...also all the bags with drinks, cutlery and so on.

These windowed cabinets are actually Billy bookcases from IKEA, but hey that won't stop me.
Half glass to display pretty stuff, mostly vintage crockery and half the doors are blinded to hinde all the usual kitchen utensils, you don't really want to see.

So onto the card:
I used a heartshaped die and traced the shape onto heavy weight cardstock, pierced it and then used DMC embroidery thread to do the stringart.
I cut the panel into a square and mounted it on foamtape.
The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and I stamped it with Versafine black onyx ink on the cardbase.

Old card:

For more information on the Less is More Challenge: see this


  1. Fabulous, Maaike! This is really striking with such clean lines and bold colours. Super LIM entry, well done :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your kitchen photos an it looks awesome. So funky and trendy. Love all your coca cola pictures and your card depicts the details brilliantly. I have to agree that although I love your second card I'm swooning over the bold thread and sentiment on this entry. Just perfectly CAS yet with fun and unique detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  3. Loving your super clean lines !

  4. Thanks for the kitchen pics and two lovely cards!
    The thread looks terrific!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Love this Maaike, wonderfully sewed and a lovely clean finish. My craft cupboard is one of those Billy bookcases with exactly the same doors! Works brilliantly.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More