Sunday, November 18, 2012

Anything But a Card Challenge- 'Time' for Fall...

Hello! It is time for week two of the Stitch in Time Challenge at Anything But a Card .  Here are the details about the challenge...

A Stitch in Time- and you can use any element that represents time- watch, clock, 
clock parts, stopwatch, hour glass, calendar, dates, postage stamps,  etc  
AND/OR stitching- real or faux!

I have to admit that this one took me FOREVER to start.  I kept getting hung up on the word 'time'.  Did I want to do a clock theme, a calendar, a seasonal scrapbook page?  Nothing seemed to spark my creative bug.  Inspiration struck when I was cleaning off my table and came across my quotes journal that I made for my first challenge. Hmmmm... I also had my most recent purchase, the Gently Falling stamp set on the table.  Fall was a 'time' right?  Then I pulled out my ink pads and sponge daubers and began to sponge the page, but I wasn't getting the intensity of fall colors that I wanted.  I recklessly grabbed an ink pad and smeared it on the page. Ohhhh... I think I'm on to something here!  By the time I finished my hands looked like fall exploded all over them, but I loved the inky streaks and smears.

Inspiration hit again as I was stamping the maple leaves and 'helicopters'.  I stamped one of the seed pods and it didn't stamp clearly.  I knew I couldn't 'eyeball' it to line up and didn't feel like pulling out the stamp-a-ma-jig.  So I purposely shifted it slightly and surprise! Double stamping the seed pods gave the impression of fluttering to the ground!  The whole time I was working on this, I kept thinking about an old Byrds song "To every thing, turn, turn, turn, there is a season..." (it was the Time magazine theme song for a while too I think).  I knew the song was based off of a verse in the Bible and after a little hunting I found it in Eccl 3:1.  It seemed like the perfect quote to go along with the time theme.  It wasn't until after I took the picture and started to upload it on the computer when I remembered the 'stitch' part of the challenge. Oops!  Well, there is a little bit of sewing if you count threading the corduroy button... and if you know me at all, you that is pretty much the extent of my sewing skills anyway!!  So without further ado, here is my journaling page...

Unfortunately, I was forced to take the picture inside and the lighting wasn't the best, so the bright fall colors don't appear quite as bright as in real life, but you get the gist of the project!

You still have some time to join us and share your take on 'A stitch in time'.  We would love to see your creations!

Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!!

Project Recipe: Journal (ret), linen thread, pumpkin pie corduroy button (ret), Inks-daffodil delight, cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, soft suede, Gently Falling stamp set, daffodil delight leaf was cut with the little leaves sizzlit and embossed with the woodgrain folder


  1. Margaret, I love that verse!! You have shown a completely new side here and WOWEEE do I like it. The streaks and blends of ink really do add movement to the leaves and I'm in awe with this project. :)
    Hugs to you and thank you also for the most wonderful Thanksgiving card...LOL..You're a stinker....LOL...the Minckler family really appreciated it and Eric said thank you for the package too. :D
    Me xx
    P.s...Lisa said the paperwork is DONE!! WOO HOO :D

  2. I luv it Margaret! I keep a quotes journal too, I started my first one in college.

  3. FABULOUS! What a great project! Love the beautiful way you did the leaves on here - and yes, threading that button counts as sewing in my book!!! LOL! So very pretty.

  4. Love the colors on this and that button!

  5. I just love how your creative thought process unfolded for this journaling page Margaret- I think it's so well done-happy thanksgiving

  6. This looks simply wonderful Margaret. love the leaf and the way you added texture to it and those little helicopters.

  7. I know what you mean about the indoor and the colors changing. Your ink adds to the feeling and movement of leaves falling! Wonderful!

  8. Lovely journal page, I really like the double stamping of the whirlybirds to make it look as if they were flutering ! Happy Thanksgiving =)


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