Happy Friday everyone!
Well done if you have survived the week because there were moments there where I didn't think I would! Yikes!
This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it's my turn to set the challenge and I have been inspired by seeing more and more stitchy products appearing on my wish list.
In fact I was taken back to a wonderful piece of patterned paper I used last year from Paige Evans' first collection for Pink Paislee.
So I thought stitching would make a wonderful theme this week!
You can use a needle and thread, drag out the sewing machine, stamp or die-cut stitched designs or draw your own - they just need to be a focal point on your card. :D
Here's my take:
Paper: Pink Paislee
Dies: Simon Says Stamp, Neat & Tangled
Layered sticker: Pink Paislee
Other: 3D foam tape, embroidery thread, enamel dot
I spent a rather pleasant evening in front of the Saturday night telly sewing all the different stitches and thread colours on this piece of the 12x12 paper. In fact it took me one episode of the voice and a whole episode of Taboo to do, but that might have been because my attention was glued mostly to the screen for Taboo!
I do love this combination of colours and I would love for this style of paper to be released again this year as it's just so fun. So many companies manage to recycle their designs and change up the colours or size so would be nice for Pink Paislee to do the same for this design. ;)
I'm not sure how easy it is to see, but the blue frame has an ombre colour effect to it - I cut it from white cardstock first then from the blue paper in the 6x6 pad so it's a bit sturdier.
The layered accent sticker also needed a pop of extra colour so I cut the heart and circle from the paper in the 6x6 pad that has scaled down blocks of different colours and patterns. :)
Hope you check out the other stitched projects from the design team - there are some fab examples over on the blog!