Before we get to this week's challenge, I want to welcome Tenia Nelson to the Watercooler Artists Team! We have had to say goodbye to Judy Markowitz who was needed to deal with a family issue. Each team member brings a unique perspective to our challenges, and while we will miss Judy we will look forward to Tenia's contributions.
And now, onto this week's challenge from our host, Heidi:
My design was inspired by an embellishment in the 2018 Occasions catalogue - Mini Embroidery Hoops. While there is co-ordinating stamp set, as a long-time, avid cross stitcher, I had to stitch something to fit inside the larger hoop, which measures 1 3/4".
As luck would have it, I was sorting through my stitching stash and came across some patterns I had downloaded many years ago. And, one of them had these sunflowers that would work perfectly!
It stitched up really quickly and I wrapped it around a chipboard circle with the help of a bit of adhesive sheet to adhere the fabric to the chipboard, and then the chipboard to a 1 3/4" circle punched out of Crushed Curry cardstock. I also used the adhesive sheet to adhere the hoop to the cardstock.
I thought it would pair well with the sunflower design from the Painted Harvest DSP from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. I folded up two doilies to set the sitched piece off from the background. A linen thread bow is a finishing touch.
A simple birthday sentiment from Thoughtful Banners, stamped with Crushed Curry on Whisper White - and it's ready to go!
Be sure to check out Watercooler Wednesday for more inspiration from the team!
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