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Thursday, 2 June 2011

When I was 4 - Scrapology June Challenge - M is for Machine Stitching

This month on Scrapology we have arranged a blog hop for you, you should have arrived here from the lovely Lynn's blog, If not, please return to the Scrapology blog to begin. To take part in the blog candy hop, leave a comment, follow this blog and then proceed to the very talented Anita's blog to proceed.

Scrapology's June challenge is a sketch based on a layout by Cindy Tobey.
Our technique this month was machine stitching - a first for me on a layout, although I used to make all my own clothes so know my way around a machine :)
I used Cosmo Cricket - Pixie-Licious papers from Papermaze.
Bloomin Babies, Brownie Bands, Butterfly Kisses & Fairy Rings.


I have covered the faces with daisies to protect their identity.
The green dotty paper forms the base with a strip of the green floral and a piece of the purple dotty paper across the centre. A border was cut from the stripey paper, placed along the bottom edge and a thinner strip at the top edge.  I used the sewing machine to create a border all around the page then a zig-zag across the white border strips. The 4 was cut with my Cricut - Ashlyn's Alphabet - jewels & faux stitching added to accent. "When I was" are some small stickers from my stash. The large retro flower (top right) has a circular photo in it and is edged with faux stitching in white gel pen (the white daisy is to cover the face).
A few Pixies & a Bee were cut out and mounted on 3d foam and a few threaded buttons added to finish.

Below is a close-up of the stitching.


These are the papers




This is the sketch -


And Cindy's original layout.


Dont forget to to follow the rules to be in the draw for the blog hop candy prize which has been donated by the lovely Vanessa over at Papermaze.

18 comments:

Scattychick said...

This is a fab LO I love flower in the top right

Jo.C said...

I really need to use more stitching in my LO - lovely

Claireliz said...

gorgeous Lo. So bright :)
C
xx

sharon said...

love the modern feel to thisx

Lynn said...

Another lovely Layout Linda.

kim said...

Another lovely layout- I can't wait to have a go at this one.

KraftyKaren said...

A really gorgeous layout and I look forward to having a go at this month's sketch.

Karen x

lil' clo said...

What lovely papers and I looovvveee the 4 with the beautiful glistening crystals on well done xxx

Kathy Rogers said...

A beautiful layout, Im liking the papaers

sam said...

great LO love the colours,

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, what lovely papers and colours mixed together

vixen said...

gosh I wish I was as talented to make my own clothes :) your LO looks fantastic and the stitching is perfect. :)

liz said...

Love the layout Linda. Same layout but so many different versions. You wouldn't believe it would you? x

Carly said...

I like the stitiching. lovely page

Julia said...

Such a gorgeous page - I love the colours of purple and green together :)

Becky said...

Lovely layout :)

Allycat x said...

Love your LO & the fab papers :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous page