Sunday, August 14, 2016

Halloween Stitching Fun

Good morning and welcome back for Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! Today is all about Erin Lincoln's newest collection of Halloween stitching dies and you're sure to be delighted.

Beaded Cauldron Embroidery Hoop

I love creating handmade seasonal items to decorate our home, so I couldn't wait to whip up a little Halloween scene when I saw Erin's newest set of dies. I had a blast putting this hoop together! There are definitely more of these spooky scenes in my future. Let's take a closer look!

Beaded Cauldron Embroidery Hoop 3

I began by stitching the largest Stitched Circles die (cut from Winter Wisteria felt) to a printed fabric base. I added a ground with a Hoopla: Stitched Circle Bases shape cut from Simply Chartreuse. Next, I added the Vintage Cream scallops using the Hoopla: Stitched Scallops die. I love the way the contrasting stitching turned out!

Beaded Cauldron Embroidery Hoop 4

Then, I stitched the Harvest Gold moon using the new Stitched Moon & Sketched Stars die. I also added the bats using the Haunted Headstones bats. I wanted them to have dimension, so I just stitched along the center of their bodies and fluffed their wings out a bit.

Beaded Cauldron Embroidery Hoop 5

The cauldron was the last step. I used the new Stitched Beaded Cauldron die to cut the base from True Black, the handle from Smokey Shadow, and the small details from Classic Kraft. The concoction in the cauldron was cut from Summer Sunrise felt and embellished with sequins and beads from a craft store.

Version 2

Erin has mentioned that she designed this die to be used with 8mm sequins, but the ones I used were definitely smaller (maybe 6mm) and it still looks great. There were a few slightly larger gaps between some of the sequins, but I just filled in with a few extra seed beads and I doubt anyone would ever notice.

I can't wait to do another hoop! Maybe two more, so I can hang all three in a group for Halloween. Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, LaurieMelissa, Lexi, Erin, and Maile to see even more from this release. Have a great day!

Beaded Cauldron Halloween Hoop
Dies: Stitched Beaded Cauldron Die, Stitched Moon & Sketched Stars Die, Haunted Headstones Die, Hoopla: Stitched Circle Bases Die, Stitched Circles Die, Hoopla: Stitched Scallops Die - Papertrey Ink
Felt: Winter Wisteria, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold, True Black, Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink
Other: Star Fabric; 7" Embroidery Hoop; Sequins; Seed Beads - Darice; Embroidery Floss - DMC


Diana K said...

Lizzie, it looks like a family heirloom that you've inherited from a spooky aunt. And I mean that in a good way. :)

Linda said...

Adorable Halloween scene Lizzie!


María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

What an ADORABLE hoop, I am so in LOVE with it!
It is whimsical and fantastic and so gorgeous, it deserves the word that I have invented for such cuties...........wait for it comes..............SCRUMPTILICIOUS!!!!!.............and you are welcome, my friend!

María Alba

Paula Touhey said...

I love this spooky hoop. It's something that can be used every year!