Saturday, 18 May 2013

How I made my hand-stitched page...................

Using the same papers as Lynn which are part of the Scrapology monthly kit, I made the following:

Gut Rose trellis paper by 1” from outer edge. Cut cream puff bazzill to 11” square, place template onto the centre and prick though holes marked around the edge. Re-position and repeat. (I made my template by drawing a 20cm square onto scrap paper and marking at 1cm intervals. I then cut it just larger than the square for ease of placement). Backstitch with the DMC thread, I used all 6 strands.
Stick onto the Rose Trellis base. Cut Pie Tin to 8x4”,  Mason Jar to 2 x 8 ½“ and Patchwork to 6 x 4”, distress edges and add to centre of stitched area along with photograph – mine is 6x4 which has been trimmed and distressed. I folded back the edges of the thinner strip. 

Punch one edge of the remaining Rose Trellis paper with the Martha Stewart Deco Edge punch, cut into 2 and pleat gently. Add under either side of the photo. Cut a couple of the circles from Patchwork and stamp with the “I think” journaling stamp, add words then add with 3d foam to the left of the photo. I added my pins here too securing with the foam pads. Punch 3 retro daisies from the Rose Trellis, edge with a fine liner, curl the petals and add to the bottom right of the photograph. Add tulip mulberry flowers and more punched flowers and leaves.  

Place the remaining blooms around the journaling area.
I coiled the rose wires but cut the others off. Add a selection of punched leaves here too.

Punch a variety of butterflies. I have used the Martha Stewart Monarch to create a double shadow layer and used the wires from the yellow blooms to create antennae. Stickles were added to the other butterfly bodies.

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