Sunday, 9 June 2013
52 card challenge - week 22
The prompt for week 22 is 'feathered friends'.
I found some free magazine papers (from Making Cards) featuring owls, so that was perfect. I cut a central strip and the tag from two patterned papers and then punched out one of the toppers. The doily lace borders are done with a Dienamics die. Then it was just a matter of assembling it all - I wrapped the tag with ribbon then added an eyelet (another one gone! yay!) and some pearls.
The Christmas robin is from a little kit, not very expensive and I already had it halfway done, it's my holiday stitching :-) I couldn't find a robin stamp in all my many Christmas stamps, so I delved into my suitcase to find this kit. I finished it off at the crop, swearing all the while .... I hate backstitch! It does look rather nice now it's done - I didn't follow the chart faithfully, it had the black backstitch going round the snow, which just wouldn't have looked right. I have a couple more of these kits somewhere, so I will have to pack one of them back into my holiday suitcase! I ran an aperture card blank through the Bigshot in an embossing folder, assembled, then cut the card down into a square.
And after I had done all that, I remembered that I have a 'partridge in a pear tree' stamp.....!!! argh!!!