Monday, September 10, 2012

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made back in August for a friend of mine.

You can see the card I used as my inspiration here.

If you look carefully at the last photo, you can see that I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to create lines in the green portion of the card.  I believe the lines are 1/4" apart.  For the medallion, I cut two motifs from Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, which I offset and attached to each other.  I then cut a circle of the pink scrapbook paper to place on top.  The sentiment is an old stamp by Uptown Rubber Stamps (Holly Pond Hill line) which I stamped on a long rectangle.  After cutting the ends to look like a piece of ribbon, I used my sponge dauber to  add ink around the edges.  Some ribbon and pearls completed the card.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Singing the Blues

It was not my intention to be silent for so long.  We have been struggling to keep my husband's cancer under control, trying to figure out what his next treatment should be, researching, talking, praying, seeing doctors.  It has been difficult to do much else.

But once again, I have a pile of pictures to blog about, so while I can, I will try to blog about them.  First up is another UFO.   I think I unstitched the border on this one at least four times before I finally got it right!

Singing the Blues
Little House Needleworks

Oh, no!  I just realized that I missed stitching a red heart to the right of the bird's belly!  I guess I was so excited to have finally stitched the border correctly that I completely missed it on the chart.  No wonder the cat kept pawing at the bag the piece was in, she knew something was missing.

I stitched this on (what else) 28 count evenweave.  I think the color is Khaki.  I used the suggested Crescent Colors.  As for finish-finishing, I think I will look through my collection of boxes and see if I have one this will fit on.