Sunday, 5 September 2010
Sunday morning - in the almost bleak mid winter!!!
Here it is Sunday morning and, frankly, it's like the middle of winter here. It's dark (despite it being after 11:00) cold, wet and windy too - triffik. Nothing for it but to stay in and craft for all I'm worth. Only thing is, because of the weather, hubby didn't get to go flying this morning so is now fully aware of what I do (and don't do!) of a Sunday morning - ooooops!
This mornings themed challenge, set by Clare over on Craft Mad & Loving It was to "Cut it out, button it and get knotted"!!! in the nicest possible sense of the word - one hopes!
Well, given my penchant for doing a number of sketchie cards each week (earning me the additional nickname of TCK - that's TWO or three CARDS KIRBY!) I chose to make things difficult for myself and make a sketchie card building in the cutting out, buttoning and getting knotted!!! How hard could it be???? MANY years ago I used to macrame for England (well, a lot anyway) so I thought I would resurrect this skill. Hmmmmm - it WAS over 25 years ago and I found that I had forgotten probably at least as much as I ever learned! so a quick youtube tutorial was necessary! It's far from my finest effort but I did also choose two vastly different threads (gold embroidery thread and twine!) but I finished it off with the sumptuous orange bead at the bottom! Of course the sketch also had to incorporate zig zags so I rummaged through my stash and tracked down my Technique Tuesday stamp set with faux stitching on it and (thank goodness) had several to choose from so stamped my zig zags down the side of my square card. I attached my macrame piece to a scrap of gold mirri card and then rounded the bottom corners. I had stamped and coloured my lovely Rubbadubbadoo possum and stuck him to a piece of embossed DCWV card and then on to some nice bright Orange Colossal paper and the join to the mirri card tidied up with some nice ribbon. I used the same gold thread to tie two buttons together before adhering them to the top right and there you have the card. Of course, it SHOULD have had three small embellishments to the lower left but I figured that would have made my card waaaaaaaaaay too busy!!
I hope you are all managing to stay warm and dry today. Now I've done some crafting I guess there's no way I can avoid a touch of domesticity and that pile of ironing is growing and does appear to be taking on a life of its own - I truly don't remember washing QUITE that much - are you sure some of you haven't been adding to it whilst I've not been looking?!?!?!?
Have a great Sunday