First I used my Pen (come pencil!!) holder and had my silhouette trace the shape with the pencil. Right, smack bang in the middle of my white card stock background paper. After that finished I went around the lines with my pokey tool and poked little holes for me to stitch through.
I have done the chain link stitch as I have wanted to try this out for ages and I just love how it worked! And, just for the record, it didn’t take as long as I expected nor was it as complicated as I expected so winning!!
After my handstitching was done there was not a great deal to do to bring my page together but I first started with some Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprinkled on the paper behind where I knew the photo was going.
I have gone stash diving and pulled out the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Hello Lovely” ephemera and used a number of pieces around my photo for embellishments.
You can also see some gorgeous gold dictionary print vellum behind my photo which is all I used as a mat and then I mounted my photo corners on cardboard so it sat evenly with the stitching.
I added my title with 2 different thickers – Happy Life (the tiny white foam thickers) and Hazel (the beautiful gold font), added some enamel dots (I even finished off one sheet – woohoo!!!!) and then my journalling with a lead pencil to finish my page off.
I love using cut files in a different way to cutting and sticking and have even come up with an idea for some clothing decorating for a party my hubby is going to soon – stay tuned for that one!!
I have a process video for you if you are interested and I hope you enjoy!
Until next time, happy scrapping!