Friday, March 25, 2011

March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop (with a side helping of blog candy)

The challenge for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop was to use embroidery floss in our project.  I used some two-toned handspun embroidery thread made with white corriedale wool and some unidentified dyEd wool curls.

My project is a little piece for home decor (approximately 4.25" squarish). I made the basic house embellishment a couple of weeks ago and there it sat much as it was pictured in that post (Tim Holtz Townscape On The Edge Die used to make a mask spritzed with Adirondack New Lettuce). For this project I lined the edges of the houses with a black pigma micron pen and added a little stick figure in one of the windows. I made the banner out of some K&Co. scraps from another project with the help of a lovely very tiny hole punch I've owned for about 15 years and have no idea of the brand. The cardstock is PTI Vintage Cream and a mat of True Black. I used the tiny hearts from Wonderfully Whimsical for the smoke and Wild Honey Distress Ink.

The blog candy I'm offering is a sampling of my handspun embroidery thread. All you have to do for a chance to win this is leave a comment saying something like, "I'd really love some thread", or "me, me", or "yes please". That way people who really don't care for handspun embroidery thread or spin their own won't have to chance winning just to leave a comment :D.

Added: You can leave a comment for a chance to win this sample until April 23, 2011. The blog candy winner will be drawn April 24, 2011 and posted April 25.