I have something a little different to share with you today - a way to use your stamps for something other then a card.
I colour primarily with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and a couple of years ago I won this wonderful carrying case for them called a "Crafty Case". It has trays inside for me to put my markers in to take to crops or to a crafty friends place.
Personalizing the case has been on my "to do" list since I got it but between lack of time and intimidation - I mean if I mess it up it's a permanent mess up - I haven't gotten it done ........until now.............
Any examples of personalizing this case have been by painting with acrylic paint. I used to do tole painting so this really wasn't too much of a stretch for me but it was still intimidating as you have to treat the heavy canvas before painting and after.
I decided to hand embroider one of my favourite High Hopes Rubber Stamps images - yup - crazy! I wasn't sure how to get my image on to the case......so I held my breath, grabbed my trusty Memento Tuxedo Black ink and held my breath!
It worked! and I didn't need any drying time in between. All of the stitching is done with a full skein of embroidery floss. If I had it to do over again, I would only use half a skein for the smaller areas - I think that would be my only "tip" for this type of project. Oh and to use a "darning" needle when embroidering on a thick material - a regular sewing needle would have broken with the first couple stitches.
My fingers and thumb may never be the same from poking a needle through this thick canvas so many times and of course there are a few things I would change.....but overall I am happy with my decision and the end result!
I hope you have enjoyed my "Something Different" post. Have a fantastic day!