There's a great card challenge this week on the Tilda & Co blog, it's called 'String-Aling'.
'String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, be it a bit of tying holding the project together, or what about it being the main focus of the work? Or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork , so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.'
I'm like a magpie with string, I have a little jar full of bits saved from parcels, wrapping etc.!
Here's the card I made for this challenge. I used some knotted parcel string on the edge of the matting under the stamped image of Edwin fishing. After I'd inked the stamp, I wiped off the fishing line and float before I stamped the image. My idea was to use very fine string for the fising line, but I'd used it all up, so I had to make do with some fine black thread instead. I cut three hearts from cardstock and stuck them together, trapping the thread inside them before colouring the heart red. The other end of the thread is stitched through the paper at the end of the fishing rod, so that the heart swings freely. I coloured the fish with Sakura Glitter pens and they look very shimmery! I created the sentiment in PaintShop Pro and printed it directly onto the background paper.
This was a really fun card to make... I really must keep my eye out for some more fine string :)