Well the clocks went back last night so our days are now very short, tonight it was dark at 5 pm! It's very tempting to just laze in front of the TV on the dark winter nights so I'll need to try and motivate myself to put my specs and the bright light on and do some sofa crafting as I've still some bits and pieces to do for the upcoming Christmas fairs.
The card I have for you today is inspired by the very talented Josie from SewforSoul who makes free machine stitching look super easy. Well, I'm telling you it's not as easy as it looks. Please do not zoom in on the photo as the sewing is all over the place. (Maybe I could get away with saying it adds to the rustic charm of the card, Lol!)
I used a digital image I won a while back from Handmade Harbour .....
I traced all the elements of the bird onto iron on adhesive (Bond-a-web/Steam-a-Seam etc), then cut them out and ironed them onto scraps of batik. All the pieces were then ironed onto a plain background which I then free machined (kinda like drawing with your sewing machine). I then placed my sewn pic behind a dotty frame made with Stampin Up DP.
I'd like to link to Handmade Monday which I haven't joined in with for a few weeks
Lets Craft and Create - Challenge #98 - Animal Antics
Okay doke that's me, I'll be back tomorrow for a new Crafty Cardmakers challenge.
Thanks for popping in.