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One dog,loads of crafts: 05-Apr-2009

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Card stitching

Finally, I finished my last project. The stitching took ages! The paper teared, the tread was not good (maybe that's the reason my great grandmother never used it!). I was so inspired, visiting Sams blog Card Stitching. You should all take a look at her beautiful cards!! I´ve also "discovered" this book, Doodle Embroidery, which I haven´t actually read yet, but I´m expecting it any day now! I´m not a big fan of sketches and patterns, so the idea of doodling embroidery really appealed to me. So, without further ado, I jumped right in. I started doodling with a pencil, and transferred it to my card stock using a piercing tool.

My idea was that the grass was going to turn into the butterflies path. I don´t know if I succeeded, my Granny thought it looked like an elephant, my mom some strange animal and my dad thought it looked like a cows udder. My, father, being a farmer, should really know better. Maybe he needs some time of!

I also stamped a sentiment, and heat embossed it (which I really love!!!). I don´t know if I liked it. I think it got kind of cluttered. I might have to change the dark green mat (is that the right word?)
I had to reinforce the paper using tape at the back. The tread kept knotting (is that even a word??).

I used Swarovski crystals to create the illusion of flowers. I kind of went nuts in the crystal department at Scraporama, I bought hundreds! They were really expensive, but well worth it I think!

If anyone wants the pattern, just let me know, and I´ll post a PDF of it!

Materials used:
  • Card blanc, Panduro
  • Light green card stock, Bazzill
  • Dark green card stock, Core´dination
  • Swarovski crystals
  • Butterfly punch
  • Stamp, Stempelglede
  • Assorted Gelly Rolls from Sakura
  • Tattered rose ink, Distress Ink


New ribbon storrage and old shelf

I made this shelf about 17 years ago in woodwork at school. I was thinking about painting it, but I decided I wanted it just how i made it so long ago. I´ve added hooks at the front, to hang tools on, and a curtain wire at the back that I´m planning to hang my button collection on. I love how I can have all my mounted stamps close to my work table, as it is easier to use them now!

My ribbons have been lying in a box until now. All of the ribbons on display, except for one, are vintage. The track they are hanging on is actually some old CD storage system from IKEA. Now I only have to figure out how to store my other ribbons... I´m picturing a curtain pole of some sort to hang the spools on.

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