Happy New Year to everyone. This is my first post of 2010. Hopefully, now that the holidays are pretty much over, I'll get back to posting more frequently.
Another month means another new challenge from Kitchen Sink Stamps. This month the challenge is to include some kind of sewing on your art, either real or faux. This is a real challenge for me. However, it was amazing how everything fell into place. As I was working on a swap I had to do, I went through my stash of outline stickers and came across some outline embroidery stickers that I just had to have (about two years ago). I had never used any of them, so I decided that the KSS Crew Challenge was the perfect time to try them out. I chose the round frame with corners to frame a rose from my new Hearts and Roses set. It was a perfect match. Tos sew the stitches, I used a magenta colored metallic thread. To stamp the rose, I followed the suggestions of several other KSS users. I stamped the layers in reverse order. (4--fuschia [Club Scrap], 3--Raspberry [Adirondack], 2--Pink Sherbert [Adirondack], 1--Shell Pink [Adirondack]) I stamped the sentiment, from the same set, with Purple twilight [Adirondack] to coordinate with the stitching.
I'll divulge a little secret. Because of all the handling of the paper while sewing, I got a few finger smudges on the paper. Well, a little Versamark applied with a sea sponge hid the spots and created a more ornate background. Love those "oopses".