Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Hand Stitching)

Hello. Karen C here again with another layout using Paige Evans latest collection called Go The Scenic Route

My layout today is inspired by, and based entirely on paper #9. This pretty pale lilac sheet of paper reminded me of an old fashion embroidered sampler and I immediately knew I wanted to do some hand stitching on my layout.

I started by machine stitching with white thread round the edge of the layout. Then, using 6 strands of embroidery thread in pink, orange and navy blue I stitched detached chain stitches (also called lazy daisy stitch) on top of some of the printed leaves. This added texture to the layout and emphasised the design. The stitching didn't take too long and was quite relaxing to do.

I then matted my four photos onto white Bazzill cardstock and attached these to the layout with 3D foam underneath to add depth. Before gluing down the photos I carefully fussy cut some of the flowers from the base paper, which would have been hidden by the photos, and added these to the corners of the layout, again with foam beneath them.

I tucked a few die cuts from the Journal Ephemera Pack behind the top two photos ....

...and added a few pieces on top of the bottom two photos. Bakers Twine was added to the Magical tag .

I dug into my stash and found some pink puffy alpha stickers from Pinkfresh Studio for the title and date. The title was added in an arc to follow the design on the paper.

To finish off the layout I added some sequins to the centres of some of the flowers and on a sheet of Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles I found some teeny tiny navy blue dots (like enamel dots) which I dotted about the layout.

I hope you like the layout and may feel like trying some stitching to your own layouts. The Go The Scenic Route collection can be found in the shop and I hope to be back soon with another layout using this collection.

Take Care,
Karen x x


Anita said...

Simply stunning Karen, in every way xx

Karen said...

Thank you Anita. x x