Today I am taking another look at our recent May release:
If you've been following me for a while you will know by now I love sewing almost as much as I love colouring so I decided to combine the two for todays project.
I started with the new Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag and used just the pierced element - cutting out a grid on a piece of white Yupo cardstock. This is amazing for stitching - it's synthetic, so won't tear as readily as paper based card - great for beginners who may pull the threads too hard.
As you can see I used a plain cross stitch in three colours for the lower area using 4 strands of embroidery thread. The upper portion was sewn with 2 strands of thread using a simple square stitch that covers the area quickly and easily. (It's basically diagnals of back stitch, which once complete give the appearance of squares.)
The little boy was stamped on to Copic suitable card using Hybrid Cement Grey ink and coloured with Copics (available here) and a touch of pencil enhancement.
Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, V20, R20
Eyes: B21, B26, W10
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, N0, N2, N3, N4
Shoes: W0, W1, W2, B16, B18, N4
Shirt: B000, B00, N2, N0
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Cat: E11, E13, E15, E17, RV93, YG61, W4, W8
Once completed, I adhered the stitched panel to a Smooth White card base with foam tape and glued the little guy onto the sewn panel with Multi Medium Matte.
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