I can't believe we are down to our last four days. We are having so much fun sharing our projects with you. I hope we have inspired you to create something for yourself. Just like always, if you are blog hopping in order, then you should have just arrived from Heather Summers blog. Of course it doesn't matter what order you view the projects, just as long as you make sure to visit everyone on the list.
Most of my close friends/downline will tell you that my absolute favorite thing to make are 3D projects. I don't always share a lot of them on my blog because they typically take a lot more time and effort to create. They can also get to be a little expensive if you are making a home decor piece. This next project was definitely one that fits that catagory. Not only did I have to purchase the Decor Elements vinyl, canvas, and frame, it cost me quite a bit in postage to send it in when I was finished.
At first glance you may think "big deal, she used a decor elements piece to make a pretty picture". But what you may not realize is that the words and the needle are two different pieces that were not actually designed to work together. When I first saw this sentiment I felt like they had missed the mark. It just didn't make sense that they put a leaf cluster with a reference that was clearly related to fabric and sewing. Not that it isn't pretty, but just not the best it could be. I kept thinking that it needed to have something related to sewing. So I scoured the Decor Elements catalog and found the "N is for Needle" sentiment. That's when the wheels started to turn. There was no guarentee that both pieces would work together, but I just had to satisfy my curiosity. Once my order arrived, I scanned them into my computer and manipulated the different elements until I found a way to put them together that worked perfectly. I had to move the leaves and put the lower piece of the needle a little lower.
I knew that I would only have one shot at putting this thing together because adhering vinyl to paper is a little tricky. I used a 12"x12" stretched canvas and decopodged a sheet of DSP to it. I did several coats to make sure I had good coverage. Next I added the vinyl, but when it was finished, it looked a bit off-centered and out of balance, so I decided to add a strip of DSP that had some stitching printed on it....perfect! Then I stamped the spools of thread onto some Crumb Cake card stock and cut them out. Finally, I added the buttons to complete the look.
Here's another little bit of trivia. After I mailed this off, I found one of the buttons that had popped off. I was totally sick. I went back to look at the pictures to make sure it didn't leave a mark. Thankfully, all was well. But if I hadn't told you just now, you probably would have never guessed that had happened. Whew!
I've saved my favorites for last, so be sure to check back over the next three days because I will be sharing my favorite card, scrapbook page, and 3-D project. Now it's time to see what the talented Sandra Farrell has to share with you today. As always, here's a little guide to help you along the way.
Recipe for this project: Sweet Stitches DSP; Hem Your Blessing Small Decor Elements; N is for Needle Decor Elements, Sew Suite Stamp Set; Basic Black Ink Pad, Linen Thread, Asst. Buttons; Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; Designer Buttons: Brights & Subtles; Other: Modge Podge Matte; Hot Glue Gun; Foam Brush; 12"x12" Canvas, 12"x12" Frame.