My last set of photos from Memorial Day 2008 - Cassie eating watermelon. This is also my last LO for May '08, so ... Yay!
I combined two of my hobbies here, scrapbooking and counted cross-stitch, by cross-stitching the watermelons using waste canvas on the green cs. The problem was, I couldn't get the waste canvas damp enough to pull out the threads without tearing the wet paper. I was able to remove the threads from the finer parts of the design, but for the rest, I had to just trim the waste as close to the stitching as I could. Some of it still shows a bit. There are detail shots attached.
This is my example for my June Four Categories Challenge - Category Two ~ Color: Red. There is no specific amount of red required, but the red should be prominent enough to draw the eye. The twist is to include fibers, fabric trims or ribbons - I used fibers in the banner and made a ribbon bow.
This is for:
1) June Monthly Sketch Challenge - Week 1 Bonus.
2) June Sewing Challenge. I hand sewed the watermelon design on the bottom, and I did the twist to 'stitch a banner' - I stitched black x's to tack down the fibers for the banner rope, and I used red floss to stitch along the edges of the banner flags.
3) VLB Challenge to use a quote on a LO. I printed a quote on vellum using the font Ladybug and blowing up the word 'watermelon' to serve as the page title. The quote says: When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat. ~Mark Twain
For the banner, I embossed a scrap of cs and punched out the flags. The 'rope' is green and red fibers I twisted together and stitched down. The gingham and watermelon pp's are from an old Scrapbooking Calendar. I fussy cut the watermelon frame and adhered the vellum with the title/quote to show through the hole.
Cross-stitch pattern: Charles Craft
Corner rounder: Martha Stewart
Fibers: EK Success
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
vellum; waste canvas