Woo Hoo.. just ask me how much I'm loving this challenge. lol. Stitching! Anytime, Anywhere! lol
I love stitching on my projects! Even if you don't have a sewing machine.. there are lots of ways to get that "Stitched look".
1. Hand stitching ( I love using embroidery floss or silver or gold metallic thread)
2. using a Tracing wheel for a faux stitched look. They are inexpensive and easy to use. Just make sure if you get one , you get the serrated not the smooth. The smooth will not create the stitched look you are trying to achieve. Also be sure to put a piece of chipboard under the paper you are working on. That "give" makes the effect even more pronounced... and protects your table top.( you can also use a "stardust" pen from Sakara to add a thread like look when you are finished.
3.using a Paper piercing tool and a ruler.
4. Stitching rubons
5. If you do have a sewing machine.. try stitching without thread.
6. What about a stamp!!.. See these Stitching look stamps SEW SPECIAL straight and zig zag. and you can stamp them in any color that way.
Here are some photos of the project I created using stitching. (and lots of it) lol
I used the Bonjour Merci stamp set... on this project. I love how you can build with the borders and flowers on this set so easily. Super easy to color also. I just used a blue and a green water color pencil.
This image is from the .......
Girlfriend- Double sided Creative Scraps
This dress form, the gorgeous crinkled satin ribbon , the flowers and pretty pin, are from a new company just making it's debu. I'll be sharing more projects using their products in my upcoming posts. They are called "Ooh la la" design originals
I know the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer this month (Sheila Rumney).. all have gorgeous things to show you today also.. so be sure to check out their blogs .. linked below,
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader (already here)
Flo Teixeira from France
Guest Designer Sheila Rumney
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Crafty Secrets website
Sewing mends the soul. ~Author Unknown