Monday, April 16, 2012

Relax with some Faux Stitching

Hello and happy Monday to you all! I've got a great layout to share with you today. I've used the Dotty For You papers to create this layout, which is available to order tomorrow! The page on the left side is from the artwork inspiration insert that you will receive with this kit. On the insert it is indicated that the design is from the Magic how-to book. So I pulled the book from the shelf and looked at the design so I would be able to create a companion page. Funny thing is that the page in the insert is shown to be the right side of the layout. I just felt like it needed to be on the left though and switched them up. I also rotated the right page, because it looked better to me with the pattern of the Dotty paper.

I also wanted to incorporate some stitching on my page as that is the challenge on Heart 2 Heart Blog this week. I enjoy all types of stitching on my projects, but like to do Faux stitching more often. I figure that I'm not very good with my little sewing machine and by the time I get it out, set it up and thread my needle, I could have my pages faux stitched already!

To achieve this type of faux stitching, I started by stamping in Grey Wool with the Simple Stitches stamp set. When you get to a corner you can simply mask the edge with a post-it-note.

Once all the stamping is done, I lay a foam pad under my base page and poke holes along the stitched line with the piercing tool.

You can see here that the stamp I used already has little dots indicating where I would poke my hole. If you were working with a straight line you would want to use something like Close To My Hearts ruler with piercing holes in it to guide you.

A couple of years ago I did a wreath for my home that shows a couple more ways you can stitch your projects. You can see it here.

As always for even more inspiration, please visit the Heart 2 Heart Blog. If you have other clever ideas, share them with us at Heart 2 Heart and enter your artwork. You could be eligible for our monthly top 10!

1 comment:

Haley D. said...

Your faux stitching is fab- and right up my ally! You've really rocked this layout.