Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Lion and the Lamb

This week, over at Our Creative Corner, I issued a challenge to use colored stitching on your project. The stitching can be by machine, by hand, or even faux, just as long as the thread (or faux thread) is not white. We'd love to have you play along!! And we've sweetened the pot this week too, with a Halloween-themed giveaway sponsored by Michelle Rodgers of Stamper's Dream. Thanks Michelle!

Be sure to check out Michelle's sample for the stitching challenge, as well as samples from the rest of the OCC gang over on the Our Creative Corner blog!

I knew I wanted to try some blanket stitching, and thought the lion and lamb image from Our Daily Bread Designs' Peace on Earth set would be perfect. I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on watercolor paper, then colored with reinkers and a water brush. The blanket stitching is done with embroidery floss. I'm not likely to give this another go anytime soon - I just couldn't get the stitching nice and even to save my neck! (Anyone have any tips?) As my friend and scrapbook club member Kate said when she stamped something crooked last night at scrap club, "Oh well, it looks handmade!" I like that! You can say that about my crooked brad, too, LOL!

Don't forget about the FREE SHIPPING on Peace on Earth and all other stamp sets by Our Daily Bread Designs (US orders only). But hurry, it's this weekend only!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. I'll be back in a few with my sample for this week's Sketch for You to Try!

Stamps: Peace on Earth (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Really Rust (SU!); watercolor paper (Canson); "Archaic" designer paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tuskineko); various reinkers (SU!)
Accessories: decorative brads (Making Memories); brown twill (Offray); paper piercer, corner rounder, water brush, foam tape, embroidery floss, sponge daubers


Amy said...

I think this is beautiful Amy! I don't see a crooked brad and the stitching looks amazing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow Amy - that stitching is awesome!! I love this!
smiles, Jami

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Amy! I don't see anything wrong with a brad and I agree, handmade doesn't have to be perfect ;)

Silke said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Everything looks perfect to me!!! I really like this ODBD Set and you have made it look fab with your coloring!!!

Thanks for this fun challenge - I had to dust off my sewing machine -LOL!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Your stitching is fabulous, and the Archaic paper is perfect with that gorgeous stamp! Thanks for having me as your guest, Amy! It was my pleasure! :-)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Amy, I LOVE your watercoloring and the beautiful design! Thanks so much for the fun challenge, it was a fun one!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

PS LOVE the 3 columns :)

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colour palette

Kelley Holland said...

WOW!! I sucked my breath in so much when I saw this card I almost choked. I just was not expecting it and it was very exciting!! It is a fantastic card. You always do an exceptional job on EVERYTHING!! Just totally gorgoeus!!!

Lynda Benden said...

BEAUTIFUL stitching Amy! The image is fantastic as well!

Shirley said...

This is just gorgeous beyond words. One of the prettiest cards using these images that I have seen.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Amy this card is jaw dropping gorgeous (a phrase I use often when it comes to your cards!LOL!!!!) I LOVE it!!!

Anonymous said...

This doesn't look crooked at all. You must have the patience of a saint. I can't even do this on fabric. Great set. Love the coloring on this one. TFS
Dawn B.