I love my sewing machine :) I have occasionally used it for fabric, but it mainly comes out for papercrafts projects to be honest! And here is one such, made especially for lovely Clair's class:
A quick scootch of pretty, iridescent green spray ink for the background, a large dose of patience while it dried, then I added the butterfly rub on and started stitching! The frame is just stitched without thread - in this case intentionally, though there have been times (*ahem*...)
And then I used a favourite quick and easy technique to add a bit of detail and/or fill a bit of space: stitch a straight line, then when you get to the desired point, just randomly stitch back and forth a few times in a scribbly kinda way :) When you've got the effect you want, line up the needle with the straight line you began with and finish it off. Done!
(Extra note! I tend to prefer my thread ends neatly pulled through to the back of the card and secured out of sight, as here, but the exception to that tends to be when I'm stitching a banner of some kind:
I think the loose ends here add to the overall look and feel of the project :) It is, as always, a matter of personal taste though - just throwing in my twopennyworth!)
Now, if you haven't already, can I please encourage you to go visit Clair herself to benefit (as I have done, often and often!) from her great wisdom and experience when it comes to all things papery and stitchery? As for me, I'll have another project to share on a different stitching theme on Saturday - see you then! xx
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