A sneak peek of a project made with this delight of a stamp set from Paper Garden Projects: Miss Anya by Greeting farm (and my new Cricut Expression (!!!!! YA!!!!!)... which I have had no time to play with, 'cause I'm still ill, but how lucky am I? Too lucky.
If you're waiting for an email, please don't loathe me. ;O) I'm so behind from being sick. They call me "broken record Mel." Thank you all for your constant support & sweet messages, BUT no one is allowed to worry, pretty pretty please. I think it'll just take some more time to get back to 100%
Speedy Version: If you want to try this out, but don't have a lot of time, then smaller areas like a strip for faux ribbon could add a nice touch... (maybe?) :O)
Step 2) Line up lines in pattern paper along the grid lines of Scor-Pal (or make grid on plain/stamped paper.)
Step 3) Score along the grid lines of paper (sometimes it requires moving your paper between scoring each line, if you want it "just so")
Step 4) Pierce holes where the lines intersect (points of diamonds)
Step 5) Thread a fairly fine needle that will fit in your beads (I find bead sizes vary even within the same package, so test a couple maybe?)
Step 6) Put needle through to the front adhering it to the back (Here that's the white with flowers; it's retired SU Christmas paper, but works all year, no?)
Step 7) Place a bead on your needle tip & thread through hole on front (no need to move the bead down the thread at all. Just sew as you normally would)
Step 8) Stitch across the back, to come up another hole.
Step 9) Repeat to bead the whole thing-a-ling-ding.
Here's what it looks like from the back:
(oh so schloppy, but nifty where it counts) :O)
Step 10) As I stitch, I like testing how taut the stitches are (ever few stitches.) To tighten them use a needle or a paper piercer. It ensures that there's no loopy threads or loose beads (but you can always come back & fix any later too, if you forget like me.)
Limited Supplies Version: If you don't have a Scor-Pal, but you wanna try this, you can omit the grid. Just pick a patterned paper that already has dots on it, or a grid (or stamp a pattern) and then pierce in places where you want to add the beads. :O)
(Crystal Lacquer to glue beads on)
full of love & blessings,
P.S. You would not believe the amazing things Cathy has on her blog. Her colouring is sublime! And the store is loaded up with CUTEness, if you are feeling the need for a lil' treat.
P.P.S. The photo collage (with the 4 pics at the very top up there) was made in seconds with Pic Nik. Pic Nik is the speediest & most user friendly photo editing I've used (& it's free) I found it thanks to the mega talented Julie who pointed the way to this Sis TV video.