Friday, October 7, 2011

Textured to Perfection

The challenge this month at Moxie Fab World is to incorporate texture.  Coincidentally, while going through my closet this week I found this unframed cross-stitch project, and thought it might qualify for the challenge.  I used to cross-stitch back in the 80's and 90's, until my eyesight and the cost of framing forced me to stop.  I like the idea of recycling this little piece on a card:

Textured to Perfection
supplies: gold card base, BoBunny slate dot and wild berry flourish double dot, Hero Arts CL397 SparkleClear Sew Original, tiny buttons


I simply stitched it onto a piece of cardstock to stabilize it, then sewed on some buttons and the simple sentiment, and framed it up with some coordinating colors.

16 comments:

  1. Very cute! I know I have some cross stitch projects around too! Maybe something worthy of a card? Thanks for sharing and the great idea! I probably have something done in plastic canvas too...

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  2. This is beautiful to use a piece of cross stitch you did several years ago onto a new card. I think I would want to frame this.

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  3. this is so unique! what a great find for the project. :)

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  4. Awesome Lin. What a cute piece of cross-stitching, I too used to do cross-stitching and have some little bits still around... never thought to doing this....

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  5. What a great idea. Love the 'handmade with love' sentiment.

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  6. That's beautiful Lin and a really great idea! I am sure I have some unfinished cross-stich pieces lying around too!

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  7. wow! amazing cross-stitching, Lin! perfect for the challenge. love love love this!

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  8. What a sweet little embroidery - perfect for a card, and so neat!

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  9. Beautiful!! Love your cross-stitch image for the card! FABULOUS idea and design!

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  10. Really lovely card and such a wonderful idea to upcycle your pretty stitched piece. It's brilliant!

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  11. WOW Lin!! I tried viewing yesterday, but the pic wouldn't come up. Now I see how gorgeous this is! Your work on the cross stitch is so neat and even - a work of art! LOVE this card and perfect for the challenge - good luck! xoxo

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  12. So cool that you used a little cross stitch design on your card! I used to do quite a bit of cross stitching myself! I wonder how many of us paper crafters did before the scrapbooking boom?

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  13. Wow! A jaw dropper! Beautiful cross stitch Lin!

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  14. NO WAY! This is soooo amazing---I LOVE your cross-stitching and your design! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

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  15. This is wonderful! Love the cross stitch! Beautiful design.

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  16. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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