Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #284, where our lovely Pia has selected Stitching - Real or Faux - as her Designer's Choice inspiration for the next to weeks. Stitching dies, stitching on your cards, stitched projects (cross-stitch, quilts, embroidery...): as long as 'stitching' is featured in some fashion on your art, bring it to the gallery. So. Much. Fun!
We're also super excited that Marina, a long-time Ink design team member, is re-joining the team! We're thrilled you're back, Marina!
My little project duo showcases both faux and real stitching. I pretty much always have faux stitching of some fashion on my cards; this one is no exception. Faux on the border of the main panel (hard to see on patterned paper, I know), as well as around the hearts circle. The real stitching is pretty obvious...and lots of it! This set will head to my niece - along with some other cards - for her 13th birthday! Gahhhh! She's a teenager, as of March 3rd! Time has flown...
Of late, I've been investing time in both cross-stitching (we can thank card-maker and cross-stitcher Nicole Spohr for this renewed interest) and stitching with felt, using dies. Below is a sampling of the hearts I stitched - thanks to the awe-mazing dies by Poshta Designs - for my family. They were such fun to make...and more fun to send! My current cross-stitch project (I'm the slowest stitcher EVER, by the way) is the stitch-along project with Nicole Spohr: More Chocolate Bunnies by Hands On Design. I'm already well behind but that's fine...loving every stitch! And yes...we all need more chocolate bunnies!
Excited to see what Stitching styles you'll be sharing with us!
Thank you for dropping by!