This week at Shopping Our Stash, Chris has the following challenge for you:
Challenge 262 : A Stitch In Time...
Use stitching on your project! So bust out your
neglected sewing machine, cross stitching skills,
faux stitching, etc., and joiun us!
I want to say I am so glad to be part of this awesome team! These projects continue to help me use what I have on hand, and bust out techniques that I don't normally use. Thank you, players, for joining us! And if you never have (you know who you are-- wink-wink!), maybe it's time...
Just a lil' stitchery from me:
|I made, basically, a notecard book!
|Check that fabulous texture!
|How about those cool stamps? And do you see the inky binder ring? :)
Supplies and notes:
- The cover of this library-card notebook was another card resulting from a playtime. It had a layer of Teresa Collins modeling paste through a Martha Stewart heart stencil off to the side, and a spritz or two of Lemon Zest Dylusions spray when I came across it...
- First, a thin layer of Distress Collage Medium, Crazing was roughly spread over the card with an old hotel room key. Only minimal crazing occurred, and I believe this is because the layer was too thin and because the ambient temperature was too warm.
- Next, a few Distress Crayon colors were scribbled over the stenciled portion and rubbed in. I also added Black Soot Distress Crayon on a few edges.
- The stamps are all by Snapping Monsters mastermind Andrea Ockey-Parr... She released this artsy stamp set a few months back, and it has been so much fun to own! Go check it out! Anywho, among others, I used the one stamp I had from the set that had not seen ink yet-- this is because it was hiding when I mounted the rubber to the foam, and so this little guy ("Paint goes here") had remained bright red... until now! I inked all of them for this project with Tim's Mixed Media palette, using Hickory Smoke and Black Soot.
- And now for the sewing element: I just busted out my neglected sewing machine. I also thought, "Okay: I'm supposed to be 'shopping my stash'..." (thus validating my extreme laziness) and used the thread that was already on the machine-- pale green with white on the bobbin. I stitched black and white flowers (Tim's Tattered Florals) from my stash of unused diecuts, and also did a run around the edge. Ta-da!
- For the binder-ring, I inked it with colorful alcohol inks and tied twine and cute yarn around it.
What do you think? Go ahead-- be lazy: use the thread that's already on your machine, or better yet: thread that's already on a needle in your sewing kit! Or... draw your stitches!
See you over there!