Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sew Special for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I am still doing a happy dance after spending an entire afternoon crafting.  I didn't realize how much I had missed it - or how badly I'm addicted, lol.  I have been doing some kind crafting for just about as long as I can remember but cross stitch was one of my first loves, so I was so excited to see the January 2014 Stamp of the Month "Cross Stitch Wishes" and thought it would be perfect to  use for this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

details:  I broke out some discontinued papers from the "Clementine" and "Florentine" papers because I love the Twilight blue background paper on the "Florentine" paper and the warm neutrals and random faux stitching wandering through the designs on the "Clementine" papers.  I used the Artiste cartridge for the spool and sponged some Saddle ink onto the Champagne CS to add a little dimension, and then I wrapped it up with Crème Brulee baker's twine and popped it up with foam tape.  I used the Saddle, Twilight, and Sorbet colors from the "Florentine" kit for stamping the sentiment and sponged the edges of the center piece with Saddle.  Happy crafting,  Annette


  1. Your card is awesome.

    Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

  2. very cute. I love it !! Thank you for joining us at AHSC!!

  3. So cute! I love cross stitching, too. Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts.

  4. Fantastic, I love how you combined the papers, and had them work with your theme. Great spool, thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  5. What a great combination for your final effect. Super idea. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC

  6. I think the gals have nailed it with their comments already, but just adding my two cents to your awesome card with the new SOTM. I like how you stamped the sentiment in multiple colours to tie in with the patterned paper, and love the dimension on the spool. Thanks for linking up with Atlantic Hearts this week!