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Welcome back to the 2012 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Today, we continue featuring our winning entries for the 2012 Artisan Design Team Contest with a 3D project. If you are following the hop, then you probably arrived from Jeanna Bohanon's blog. Didn't you just love her project! We'll be featuring our winning projects for 10 days straight.

Here is my fourth project for the hop, one of the two 3D projects that I submitted.


I really love how these embroidery hoops turned out. I used My Digital Studio to design the layout of each one. The hoop sizes are 6", 8" and 10" around. I used various Stampin' Up fabrics, ironed them onto the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll, traced the outline of each shape using vellum cardstock and used that as a pattern to cut out each shape. I was originally going to use black grosgrain ribbon to make the various knots, but I didn't have any! So, I tore thin strips of another fabric, and in the end I liked that option even better. It gives them more depth. I ironed all of the shapes onto plain linen fabric, stitched around each shape with a straight stitch and a free motion quilting foot. FYI...I don't have a fancy sewing machine! It's a simple Brother model that I purchased at Target, but it is great for all kinds of crafty projects including paper based ones.

So, here are the original layouts that I designed using MDS.


I decided to leave the sunshine off since I didn't have any yellow fabric, and the birds I thought were to small to try and piece.


Here are the kites, and I decided on just one piece of tied fabric per kite


Here were the banners. Also, I printed the clouds separately in light blue so it would be easier to trace around them and get the pattern.


Stamps: Send Me Soaring Digital Stamp Brush, Up, Up & Away Digital Stamp Brush, Petite Pennants Punch Digital (all used to design the layouts for the embroidery)

Paper: Vellum Cardstock (used to trace the shapes from the layout pattern onto the fabric)

Accessories: Flirtatious Designer Fabric, Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric, Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, black sewing thread, embroidery hoops, linen fabric

My 2012 Artisan Design Team Monthly projects will be posted on the 4th Monday-Tuesday of each month, so look for those beginning on August 27. And, Stampin' Up will be featuring another batch of projects on Facebook late each month.

Now, on to the next stop on the hop with Sarah! Thanks for stopping by.