Thursday, May 19, 2011

A stitch in time

This week the theme of Simon Says Stamp and Show's weekly challenge is old wives tales.  At first I was at a loss and thought I would pass for the week.  But, I then decided upon "A stitch in time saves nine."  I do believe in taking time to produce quality results, so this saying fits me.  I also love to use clock imagery and the time theme in my work. 

I tried to represent each part of the saying.  The ledger paper was my nod to "save."  I love a good play on words.  One thing I did to add interest to the page, was weave washers along the edge.  I like the texture that this adds.  I was inspired to do this after seeing Ingrid Dijkers journals at a private workshop I recently took.  Another trick I used on this page was the technique used to color the number.  I started with a direct application of alcohol ink, but then added Perfect Pearls before the inks were dry.

I am excited to add this to the book I have been creating from my challenges.  It has been a while since I added a page, so I was long overdue.


  1. Britt and Cathwren said the workshop was wonderful and that you all really loved it. Your page is delightful.

  2. Very neat piece! I love the beige/sepia background and the black against it. Nice stamping and elements to portray your old wives' tale. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. Very nice page! I especially like the washers on the side - what a clever idea!

  4. I love this'
    the washers stiched up the edge are amazing,
    I have stored that idea for later,
    I hope you don't mind,

  5. Love the washers weaved up the edge, lovely take on the challenge. Tracy x

  6. Great page Rhea, I love all the dimensional elements, a great old wives' tale!
    Thank you for joining us and for entering your fabulous project in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!
    HuGs Kim :)


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