I've made "stitchie bits" for months.
Cleaning, sorting, using up.
Hoarded stash stuff.
Getting ready for Grateful Hope.
I knew from early on that these would become part of my journals that I am gifting each person with.
These are raw - unedited pictures right from my camera.
I thought the counted cross stitch was fitting for a retreat about counting blessings.
I'll give a quick description of each.
Keep in mind - there were no patterns for these bits.
I did have to purchase the journals (composition books), but everything else for these came from my stash.
Worst thing about that --- this didn't make a noticeable dent in that stash.
Rustic Blue Paper and vintage postage stamps.
Floral and a comtemporary pattern - a surprise pairing - and flat backed pearls and rhinestones.
Textured Paper and vintage buttons
Another surprise pairing - polka dots and glitter paper with vintage buttons.
I still LOVE that worn blue wooden button. The polka dots are pink on brown.
This is ALL Tim Holtz Paper stenciled with glitter embossing powder using a stencil from Sweet Stamps
This combo is just HAPPY looking - same stencil as above and Shamrock Dreams Embossing powder from Globecraft and Piccolo
There are several papers here --- but my favorite is that bicycle image.
This is Tim Holtz paper too - and I spotted this with clear embossing powder. Looks like it rained on it.
More Tim Holtz - this time with vintage buttons and a gold toned braid.
I have stashed (hoarded) that butterfly paper for a LONG TIME
Vintage buttons again (I have a thing for buttons)
Glued several papers for that background - the butterfly is embossed
with Cranberry Wine Embossing Powder - again from G&P.
I loved this stitchie bit the most -- I am thrilled with this one.
Car tag paper ---- this is just plain fun
The pattern around the stitchie is stenciled in Gilded Rose Gold Embossing powder and uses a Sweet Stamps stencil as well.
See - I have been working -------
Have a wonderful day - LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.