Wednesday, October 25, 2006
A Labour of Love
This card was made using the Wednesday sketch challenge at SCS. I had it all finished, but wasn't too impressed. So then I thought, what does it need? It needs stitching!! Well, let me tell you, this was not an easy task. I have a vellum layer overtop to lighten the background. Vellum tears really easily when you try to stitch along its edges. I pierced the paper first, but then as I was sewing, I realized that I had gone way too close to the edges, the thread wouldn't stay stitched, disaster!! So I took the whole thing apart, salvaged all I could ( I only had to replace the vellum and the cocoa paper), then remade it, stitching farther away from the edge. Of course the hand sewing didn't go well. The thread loop kept getting caught on the corners, and I would get spontaneous knotting now and then, but finally, it's done. I really believe that the stitching adds to it.