Yesterday I felt like making a layout.
An 8.5 inch x 11 inch layout that included a bit of digital, an enlarged photo, pattern paper, ink + stamp, handwriting, emboidery floss, and machine stitching.
And guess what? No white cardstock – actually no cardstock on this one.
Here’s where I ended up:
I started with the photo in Photoshop and added “remember this” from my Outline Moments Brushes & Stamps.
One of my favorite ways to recolor word art is by selecting a color from a photo. Here’s a short video tutorial that walks you through those simple steps:
I also grabbed one of my new Technique Tuesday stamps from a set called Ordinary Days.
Here’s a look at the full set:
If you’re digital you can download a similar set from Designer Digitals: This Is The Day Word Art Vol.2
That days of the week stamp went onto a small shipping tag using Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
Next I started playing with some yellow floss and a needle.
I stitched the stamped tag onto the bottom right corner.
I decided to hand-stitch an arrow right above the title of the photo. To make this process simple I drew an arrow very lightly with a pencil and then pre-poked the holes with the needle before using the floss.
Fun. Love that yellow floss.
Along the bottom I layered Hambly’s Garden Party white overlay.
Here’s a look at the whole page:
I used my sewing machine to stitch around the entire page and along the seams where the pattern papers meet.
JOURNALING | You are two. You are totally into doing everything all on your own. “Anna do it!” is your loud mantra. I love seeing you wanting to do everything. I love seeing how you watch and then take on whatever the new task is at hand. Brushing your teeth is big right now – especially with Simon. I help you most of the time but also make sure you have lots of cleaning opportunities.
Ink | Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink
Papers | Sassafras Lass Count Me In Collection Elementary and Polka Dot; October Afternoon’s Sleeping Bag; Hambly’s Garden Party white overlay
Stamp | Technique Tuesday Ordinary Days
Digital Word Art | AE Outline Moments Brushes & Stamps
Chipboard Alphabet | Studio Calico
Other | Yellow Embroidery Floss, Needle, Machine Stitching, Scotch Rolling Adhesive, Black Pen, Shipping Tag