Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stampin' an' Stitchin'

Considering how poor I am at keeping up with correspondence, I joined my fifth online crafting community this week: Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack. The Shack also has a physical, local location that I'm super excited about visiting for a crop sometime soon. I was really intrigued by this great video for creating a shadow effect, something I'd always thought was beyond my skill level. The video calls for watermark ink, which I never understood but now really want, but out of necessity used "Antique Linen" distress ink instead. Wow, what a groovy technique!

I so much fun machine-stitching on my last project
that I added these "straight" stitches. I haven't sewn in years, so there's certainly a made by hand feel.

The medallion was
so worth the not-much-work-at-all it took for me to make it. I stamped "plum" clay with the flower in "artichoke," cut it out, baked it 25 minutes at 275°, and bam. I did edge it with green before gluing it down.Inspiration:
Color Dare #98: Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Neutral of Choice [white]
Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #192

Supplies: Hammermill, DCWV and Core'dinations cardstocks, ColorBox, Tim Holtz and InkItUp! inks, ZipDry glue, Fiskars papercutter, Post-it notes, stamps from K&Co. Amy Butler
Lotus Floral set, Sculpey polymer clay, sewing machine and thread


  1. Lovely butterfly image and use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  2. Great colors & I love the medallion! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week :)

  3. So beautiful~ I love the medallion and your great stitching.. Lots of wonderful details here.

  4. Got some great things going on here with the stitching and double stamping.....very cool.

  5. Lots of fun details on here. Love the medallion!

  6. So pretty! Love the flowers. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  7. Lovely butterfly and medallion. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  8. Love all the little details. What a fun card!

  9. Love that you stamped on clay! Awesome embellishment! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen


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