When I think of "lacing" my mind immediately wanders back to childhood. I spent hours "sewing" the outlines of objects on those punched out lacing cards. In the Winter 2012 issue of Sew Somerset, Taryn Reece, wrote an article entitled "Mixed-Media Sewing Cards". She created her own version of sewing cards using an old Sorry game board. Genius! I knew this was just what I wanted to use as inspiration for this weeks challenge.
While in Las Vegas last month I found a Sorry gameboard from the early 1970's. I packed it in the suitcase and brought that baby home! My husband graciously cut the gameboard down into 6- 6 x 9 in rectangles on his tablesaw. I sanded the edges to clean them up. I then gessoed the entire surface allowing some of the gameboard designs to peek through. I traced my design and drilled the holes with my husbands bench drill press. I then added the painted details, collage, doodles, etc. I laced the bird sewing card using black waxed linen lacing (found in the leather isle at your local craft store).
I will likely use them as covers for journals in the future. I had lots of fun making them. I hope this inspires you to try your own lacing project! Don't forget to link it up over at Frosted Designs!