This was a fun Bloggers’ Challenge! Our topic was "A Stitch in Time". Now…I have a Janone Sewing, brand new, still in box, that has been sitting in my craft area for at least a year! A week or so ago when I saw this upcoming theme…I thought…I’ll get it out and use it finally! Well…sadly to say, I didn’t want to spend the time filling the bobbin and getting it ready, so I didn’t use it. I have too many swaps and things I’m doing to get ready for Convention. So…I went back to my old standard…Faux Stitching!
This set, Peace Within, is still sitting out on my desk! I just have been loving to color lately. In fact, I’ve been looking around at my other sets to see what else I could color…not many that have a lot of detail! Guess I need to go shopping thru my catalog and find some more!
I started with a small square of Shimmer White cardstock and stamped the basket and bird image with Basic Black ink. I used various Stampin’ Up! Markers to color in the image. Instead of layering the Old Olive and new In Color, Rich Razzleberry, right behind the image, I decided to offset the layers for a little interest. The pattern paper is from Cottage Wall Designer Paper package and from where I drew my color inspiration. I layered it on Rich Razzleberry. All those elements were added to Kraft cardstock where I pierced a zig zag row of holes down the left hand side. I connected the holes with "thread" by drawing a line between the holes with my Rich Razzleberry marker. (I’m SO happy Stampin’ Up! came out with matching In Color markers!!!) I added a band of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon next to the faux stitching. Then I stamped a message from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it with the Modern Tag Punch and added one of the flowers from the Trio Flower Punch with two Old Olive mini brads. Finally, all of it was added to the base of the card in Rich Razzleberry! I LOVE it!
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