Oh my, I was so so thrilled last week to be chosen to be the GDT for the month of February on the I Love Promarkers blog. Its one of my favourite weekly challenges, and I was totally blown away. This week the challenge is 'Anything Goes' - so come on, everyone enter! :) lol.
Now, I think I was born with a sewing needle in my hand, and I was learning to sew before I could write, so to be able to combine 2 favourite hobbies is brilliant. I thought this fab paper by K&Co would be ideal to try out my new beading technique (which I have been thinking about doing for ages) as it was symetrical and seemed to suit the style.
Firstly, I backed my DP onto bazzill card using a small amount of double-sided sticky tape. I then pricked out my holes for stitching the edges and for attaching the beads using a metallic grid sheet often used in parchment craft. I have marked certain areas of the paper that will be covered by the layered design.
As you can see, the beads are from a cheap, deconstructed bracelet, and I used a beading needle to thread and secure the beads.
Close up of the pricked holes and pattern.
The thread is secured on the back by a small knot, and as I went along, I affixed my layered panels to the card, so I didnt waste my time beading where it would be hidden.
I finally hand-stitched around the edge of the card topper, and fixed to the base card. I followed sketch 52 from Papertake Weekly.
I coloured Tilda with Promarkers, used roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, added extra beads on the pin, and attached a charm.
Thanks so much for looking :)
I will be entering this card in the below competitions:
Just Magnolia - Going Dotty
Crafts 4 Eternity - Polka dots
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Saving Nature - Recycled beads from a cheap bracelet
Do You Stack Up - Patterns
Magnolia Down Under - Embossing
Pear Tree Designs - Flowers - 2nd entry
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Girlie
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
Have a great week and good luck to everyone in these challenges :)