Hello lovely Crafters.
I am so thrilled today as I have at last reached that magical figure of 100 followers. I can scarcely believe it really. When I first set up my Blog two and half years ago I never thought anyone would follow and then when Sally became my first follower I was jumping up and down with excitement. Not only was Sally my first follower, she has continued to leave regular comments and has now become a firm friend. I am blessed with so many regular followers who I now count as true friends, some of which remain cyber friends and some which have become very special real life friends so thank you all and welcome to my new followers. I appreciate and treasure every comment you leave.
I will be having some blog candy to celebrate but am going to make you wait until September when things quieten down a bit round here and I can do it properly.
Now, onto crafty matters. Sue is hosting The Stampman challenge this time and has asked us to get stitching on our projects.
For my design project I decided to hand stitch, which I love doing on my scrapbook layouts, but have never done on a card before.
I was inspired by an article in Craft Stamper this month by Rachel Jackson where she stamped using the watercolour technique with pencils. I used distress inks instead and created a background by just splodging some mustard seed onto watercolour card and then spritzing with yellow cosmic shimmer mica powder mixed with water to make it all run and then over stamping with a script in Antique Linen.
The Aspects of Design Flowers were inked up with various distress inks and spritzed with water before stamping and once dry I over stamped with neat ink.
I cut out and coloured a flower with more ink, added a french knot centre and sprayed the whole thing with mica powder before adding it.
The red mat is Barn Door wiped onto more watercolour paper and overstamped with the same script stamp from the Aspects of Design Nautical Set and then I stitched all the way round using some decorative thread I've had for years.
I used a different thread for the French Knots. They are not as neat as I'd like, the thread was a bit fluffy for doing this with.
The rest of the team have made some gorgeous creations so why not pop over to the challenge site to have a look and then show us some stitching on your creations. The winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at The Stampman as always.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, whatever you are up too.
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