Mail. I'm sure everyone gets tons of messages in their inbox(es) evey day.
I for myself try to sort most of it out by the sender and/or subject, deleting those I won't need and leaving all the others to be checked asap. The timing of "asap" may vary depending on my real-life commitments, and once I do check, I usually start with messages that I for some reason consider important or urgent. On some occasions however, I change this order on purpose, doing routine mail first and leaving the messages I think might be "special" to be checked last.
With this in mind, one of the last messages I opened one day in the middle of October was one sent by Slovenia's first challenge blog. Upon realizing the ladies were asking me to become their GDT in December, I was somewhere between being speechless and doing a happy dance. How cool is that? Hvala, punce!
Soon, I received my tasks, which gave me the chance to start thinking and re-thinking long before my projects were due. And finally, today I can present my DT inspiration for the first challenge of the month, which would be "Christmas wreath".
As my task was to create a greeting card featuring a wreath of Christmas greenery, I decided to search my stash for that pickpoint pattern of a decorated Christmas wreath. Just like a while ago, I combined my stitcing yarns with shimmering rhinestones to add a 3D effect to the motif.
For a little extra volume to the pine branches, I coloured their background with coloured pencils.
As I decided to go for a rather flat card, I didn't use any 3D pads on the back of the stitched card. Instead, I glued it directly on the purple background paper featuring embossed flowers.That's all from me for now, feel free to link up your Christmas-wreath-themed cards here in the next 2 weeks for the chance to win a couple of cool prizes. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with ;)
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