Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gold Tag

I am playing along with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS trend watch challenge which is all about the gold!
I'm not a huge fan of gold, unless it's in jewelry form!! But, I thought I'd give myself a challenge. So instead of using gold paper, or embossing powder I stitched this heart from the Paper Smooches Needle Little Love stamp set in gold. Here is my progress:
I first stamped the heart with black Stazon ink onto a piece of muslin.
Then I started cross stitching following the pattern in the heart.
Then I trimmed around the muslin and frayed the edges. I wanted to add more gold, so I painted a piece of watercolor paper with gold acrylic paint, and glued on the stitched fabric piece. I decided to make a tag out of it and attached a small bow, punched a hole and threaded some more floss through it. So that's my interpretation of using gold in my paper crafts! Thanks so much for having a look!


Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great interpretation of the gold - and what a perfect gift tag! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Ooohhh, look at you using the Cross stitch idea. love!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE this FUN tag!! Such a Great idea and take on the Gold Challenge!! THANKS so much for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Emily Keaton said...

This is FABULOUS, Pam! I love that little cross-stitched heart. The gold accents are perfect. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE this little tag-- LOVE that gold stitching!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Trend Watch challenge! Hope you stop by and join in the fun this week!!!