Friday, October 09, 2009

Stitching Layout

Go over to The Character Cafe on Blogspot and check out this week's challenge!! They have a challenge to use stitching in a layout or card. I have to also thank my friends in my yahoo group Scrappin-n-Chattin - Abby issued a similar challenge there for September. Challenges tend to motivate me!

Here is my take on that challenge:

I have and the items to do hand stitching on a layout for literally years (like maybe 5 - 10), and I have never done it! I have used machine stitching on a few cards and a couple of layouts, but I never tried the hand stitching. Well, enter a challenge to use stitching and this is what I came up with!

I love how the circles and the stitched circles really compliment the photo and the designer cardstock. I took a cardstock with a design, then used my craft knife to cut around my favorite parts of the design. I layered that over a solid blue cardstock and the photo to allow the swirls to accent the photo. I added rhinestones to the centers of the swirls, flowers and circles using blue and green stones to compliment the colors of the layout.

The stitching is 3 strands of green floss using a running stitch. I mimicked the circles from the designs in the cardstock. It is a simple layout, but the colors really pop with the photo.

Thanks for taking a look!


Granny Ann said...

What a beutiful layout! the colors do pop! Great work!

Kim Nath said...

The new blog looks awesome! The layout is pretty great too, love the stitching!

Sheri said...

Laura your layout is beautiful and I am loving the new look to your blog...really ..really cute!

Kendra said...

Love the new blog & wow... I love the effect of the circle stitching with the DP. Very cool :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at TCC!

Billie said...
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Billie said...

Laura, your layout is great!

Please email me about your TCC challenge entry.


little cardmaker said...

Very pretty and detailed. Can't believe that was done by hand...very nice. Thanks for playing with TCC!

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