Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Well, it's time for another color challenge over at Kristina Werner's blog. I am so glad I've found her blog and have learned so much just in the few days that I've been working on her challenges and watching her tutorials. Looking at the work that everyone submits is both intimidating and stimulating! I hope that I will just keep getting better and better at this after all of this inspiration.
Anyway, the card colors this week are totally monochromatic and I wasn't sure at all what to do, but then an idea popped into my head and I got started. I've been wanting to work on heat embossing and get better at it. Lot's of practice today! I had to stamp and emboss the image four times before I got one I was mostly happy with and then I took it to the sewing machine. Well, while sewing the white and gray layer together, the bobbin ran out of thread. Doh!
I don't even really know how to use this sewing machine yet, so I had to haul out the manual and figure out how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, and get the bobbin thread to make it's appearance in the right spot. Got it all figured out and went back to embossing!
So, this very simple little card, with it's three simple little colors, actually took hours to do! But it was all worth it as a learning experience. Hope you like it!
Stamps, ink and embossing powder from CTMH
Ribbon from American Craft
Assorted cardstocks and thread