Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cross Stitching?

I have tried something a little different for this fall card. I actually stamped my image onto Cross Stitch fabric and then coloured it in with copics. I cut it to the size I wanted for my card and then frayed the edges so it would give it that old fashioned look to it! I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the image! This was alot faster then actual cross stitching! Maybe not the most beautiful results as cross stitching but it certainly was fun to try!

Stamps: Papertrey
Paper: Kraft cardstock from Papertrey
Ribbon: Papertrey
Button: CTMH

20 comments:

  1. Wow Christine this is gorgeous, fab idea, love it
    hugs Mandy xx

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  2. What a great idea - I would never have thought of that. I know what you mean about being quicker than actual cross stitch. Hardly done any cross stitch for ages cos you get much quicker results with card making lol!!

    Kat xx

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  3. Christine, you are soooo creative!!! What a fabulous card - and the image has turned out absolutely gorgeous! Nice to see the copics work so well on cross stitch fabric! Definitely has to be way faster than cross stitching it!!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  4. WOW!!This is so awesome.. What a fantastic idea.. Love it.. Very lovely..
    Hugs, Linda

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  5. Holy WOW Christine! Awesome.

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  6. Fabulous idea Christine and the card is gorgeous- I must try this technique - watch this space!:)

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  7. Wowzers! Aren't you the clever one! This is so pretty and I'd never have thought to stamp and color on cross-stitch fabric. You're amazing.

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  8. Now I have to say you are CLEAVER!!! I love the look of cross stitch and I hate to do it!! LOL... THis is awesome!! Love you new techniaue! thanks for sharing...
    hugs, janny

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  9. Hi Christine

    sorry I've got a bit behind the last few days with my blog hopping. Wow you've made some fab stuff, that punmpkin Tilda below is gorgeous and this cross stitching is beautiful. I do not have the patience myself so always admire anyone who does! Looks fab against the polka background

    Victoria
    x

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  10. How creative! Who would have thought of that! Awaome idea, Christine and it looks fantastic!

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  11. how creative!! I would never have known it was coloured if you had not said!!

    P.S have you considered it entering it into "By The cute and Girly" details on my blog...I also noticed that "365 day" have had a x stitch challenge this week..I think they would be delighted to see this!!

    fab as always! Love your work!

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  12. OMGOSH, how creative! I love this idea and being a cross-stitcher myself I can't believe I didn't think of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Oh wow this is amazing I love this look!
    hugs
    kim x

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  14. That is just so creative!! I love cross-stitching but haven't done it in years, this is such a nice alternative!! Great job!

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  15. A bit cheeky stamping it Christine and not cross stitching it but it looks stunning so I'll forgive you. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  16. Oh my gosh, this is just FANNNN-TASTIC. Seriously, WOW, what an awesome idea to stamp on cross-stitch fabric. Love the look of it, and especially with the frayed edges. TOTALLY AWESOME!!

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  17. What beautiful stitching, I used to do alot of different stitching and your right it takes some time to do, the frayed edges look fantastic, well done xx

    Hugs Liz xx

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  18. This turned out gorgeous. I love how it looks. Do you think the tombows would give the same effect. I must try this. I'm thankful that you do so much blog hopping, to find these fantastic ideas. Keep up the great work.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  19. What a great idea! Love the way this worked out.Hugs, Renata

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