With all this rain, I'm hoping that spring is almost upon us. This week is a free challenge week and I decided to try my hand at the Faux Cross stitch technique, this is one of the techniques I've always wanted to do but never seemed to get around to doing. The stencil I used is the Iris (LL516), it is an older stencil but one that I use a lot. I laid down my stencil and taped on four sides then I brushed in a light color for the base of the flower and leaves. I removed 3 sides of the tape leaving my hinge in place and then slid the mesh (you can get this from Dreamweaver stencil also) under the stencil and then added darker color over the areas just based in to create the cross stitch effect. If you have looked at my blog before you notice that I often use tulle for my ribbons, I like tulle because it gives a soft look to the card and doesn't hide the design.
This card is simple and can be used for many different occasions.
Now don't forget to check out the blogs of my Dream Team sisters to see what fresh creative artwork that they have come up with.