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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Greencrafting...A Perfect Time to Stitch Bits and Pieces Artfully Together

Hello and I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!! Today's post features my greencrafted project for Challenge number SIX... "A Stitch in Time". Are you ready to CREATE and play along???

It's week number two of the Challenge SIX at "ANYTHING BUT A CARD"!!! ABAC is a bi-weekly challenge and today, the Design Team showcases NEW projects using the theme "A STITCH IN TIME" for Challenge number SIXPlease click here to head over to ABAC and see all the fantastic projects shared by the fantastic design team AND submissions by all of you. The best part...there's still another week to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy.

REMEMBER this challenge blog is ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... except for Cards. ATC's aren't greeting cards...they are mini-masterpieces! So please link up your ATC's!!!

Anything But a Card Challenge 6 is "A STITCH IN TIME"!

Challenge 6: "A Stitch in Time" - incorporate an element of time (clocks, dates, postage stamps, watches, calendars, watch or gear parts) AND/OR some kind of stitching - either faux or real!

I have a CONFESSION - I have been so busy with work, weddings and family events this month, I totally began this project as a card....YIKES!!! After a good breakfast and a second coffee yesterday, my bearings were rebalanced and I was ready to create.

I knew I wanted to use my new flying watch stamp for this challenge, but I didn't know what I was going to create. As I muddled about, my "ONE TOUCH RULE" began to take effect. This rule is pretty simple, if I pick up something in order to get something else needed for a project - IT"S getting used in TODAY'S PROJECT. This collage utilized many leftover items taking up residence on my craft table.

This project began as an empty carton that a set of holiday cards come in - REALLY!!!  I have a handful of these cards leftover from last year and it has a clear lid that will make a perfect shadow box. I will probably turn these cards into gift tags, since I have PLENTY  of handmade Christmas cards on hand {this elf has been quite busy all year}. 

So I've transformed this gem into a shadow box with some gesso, leftover painted paper and textured paper scraps, silver cellophane tissue, an empty perfume mini, a broken skeleton key, loads of miracle tape, some May Arts stitched grosgrain trim, and two of my new stamps from Plate #893 from Viva Las VegaStamps!... 

and here's my lovely creation....

To finish off I applied May Arts grosgrain stitched ribbon edging, and adhered some swirly metal photo corners - all using Helmar 450 adhesive.

This theme is so broad and has lots of fun elements - you can use one...or all of them. I hope you are inspired to play along and I can't see what you create - you still have a week left to create and link up! Have a fantastic day! Drop by next Sunday, November 25th for a new Anything But a Card Challenge to wash ashore... and remember...create anything and everything EXCEPT cards.

Starting tomorrow, please join myself along with the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team through November 25th for a week long event.... featuring the VLVS! December Daily stamp plate #1430. This event will be held over at the Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog...see you there!

:) Sb


  1. How cool! I love the repurposed box idea- and all the elements in your collage- the clock stamp is awesome!


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