28 July, 2018


Is it only me or does a project sometimes look unfinished, no matter what?
The card that is introducing a new "ATG" challenge over at the Fadengrafik Challenge is one I've created ages ago. Literally, ages ago. 
I thought it would be a nice, energetic summer card with a nautical background and a simple blue swirl that might resemble a knot, or just an abstract ornament. However, while the background itself might be compatible with many summer ideas, it didn't seem to fit the "knot" I had in mind. 
Was it just too plain to match with the sea horses, ankers and shells? I added a couple of rhinstones to balance things out, with little to no success. 
Was it because of the strange central shapes that I sewed with red thread for the reason of contrast? I had no desire to tear the stitching apart and eventually put the card aside only to completely forget about it.
As I'm currently establishing a little order in my apartment, I found my box of unfinished things again, and at this point, something needed to be done. As I also found a a leftover punched white flower that I've decorated with a rhinestone one day, I thought about trying an unusual merger before throwing the flower away, because what could one possible do with a single punched rhinestone-flower?
To my surprise, however, I liked the unconventional result. I have no idea how and why a flower would complement a wannabe-nautical scenery, but after colouring the strange red shapes with colour pencils, I somehow felt like the card might be finished after all. 
Certainly still not one of my favourites, but at least, finished enough to be removed from the unfinished-things-box.
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

4 crafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
gem of a challenge: summer time/holidays
- cardmania: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
create and inspire: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
kreativtanten: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
scrap & craft: summer
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: stitching real or faux
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

19 July, 2018

Summer wristband

As summer is in full swing and so are my non-vrafting activities, I'll just have a very short post today to show a little something I've created recently. 
The semi-precious stones that are lined up on memory wire used to be a necklace ages ago, but I nevery eally wore it. In fact, I actually forgot that I've bought it. 
After having it in my stash for quite some time without even knowing, I decided to undo it and use the stones in a wristband instead. 
The process of lining up stone beads on memory wire speaks for itself and cannot be explained in lenght, however, I've added summer-ish charms on each end of the wristband, alongside with a matching bead that was left over from another project. 
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

4 crafty chicks: ATG with optional twist "charms"
- 613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
creative moments: ATG
bawion: old (old necklace)
kreativtanten: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG