Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you! I am on my long drive to Michigan with my friend Melanie for my weekend classes in Grand Rapids. Last night I stayed at my friend Anary's house and she is just the best person and I'm so happy to call her my friend---if you haven't stopped by her blog and seen her beautiful work you should! We had lots of girly talk and a nice dinner and she helped me get some of my class prep work done (thanks girly). So it was a nice visit and I had a wonderful time!
I will admit to something to you all (shhhhhhhhhh) I HATE TO SEW! I know how to do it, I grew up learning from my mom who is an amazing sewer but it just was never my thing. And I tremble to think about messing up my projects by sewing crooked, I do admit and I promised myself that this summer I would take some time to try it out and learn to do it on papercrafts. Because I love, love to see it but I can definitely do FAUX SEWING (that's right up my alley, lol). I used a fabulous stamp set by Gina K called "Farm Life" which is one of my favorites as it's PERFECT for any occasion.
kraft cardstock in brown ink and then highlighted with Copics in E44,E43,E42,E41. I also used my white Sharpie Post paint pen to create some bright white highlites on the kraft cs--a really nice effect. I cut the watering can and popped it up with dimensionals for a bit of dimension on the main image. The sentiment was embossed with white EP. I used one of my fave Spellbinders dies "Labels 16" to create the matting behind my image and embossed it with a CB embossing folder and then lightly sanded it. My faux stitching was done by piercing holes thru my pattern paper and then using my Sharpie pen to create the faux stitches. A quick and easy way to give a Hand-Sewn feeling to your projects if you are like me, LOL and afraid to stitch on your projects. I finished it off with some crinkled ribbon and a button.