Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Happy Fabulous Friday everyone!  I love that Frosted Designs posts a new challenge every Friday, because I know we all want to get some scrapping done over the weekend!  Our challenge this week, is STITCHING (you can use machine stitching or hand stitching).  I thought it would be fun, to use my stitching in a little bit of a different way than I normally do.  Here is what I came up with:




 
I thought it would be fun, to hand stitch part of my title.  I hand wrote the word "lovin" and used a paper piercer to poke holes around the outline.  I chose to use yellow embroidery floss and back-stitched over the word.  A very easy technique, that adds a little bit of texture and whimsy to your layout or project.  I also added a little bit of stitching to the chevron border, for a little added interest.

Don't miss playing along with this week's challenge!  You will have the chance to win from our awesome sponsor, Prairie Bird Boutique.  And I hope you will take a minute to visit our Sponsor and leave them a little love.  We are so thankful for our weekly sponsors and their willingness to offer up great prizes to our participants!


Products Used:  Patterned Paper, Stickers, Buttons, Twine, & Word Banner:  My Mind's Eye; Thickers:  American Crafts; Punch:  EK Success; Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel; Pen:  Sakura; Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn; Brads:  Bazzill


11 comments:

Sarah said...

Ashley I LOVE this layout! It's so full of fun and definitely Summer Lovin! Your title is amazing and I really like how you've stitched part of it too! You rocked it!

Lauren said...

Great summer page. The title looks fantastic.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos, the clouds and that stitched title is AMAZING!!!! Of course now I have the Grease song stuck in my head too! LOL!!!

Angela said...

Your title is so cute! Your stitching is beautiful! There have been alot if stitching challenges lately, and you have rocked them all! Really love the sun and clouds on your page too!

okanogangirl said...

I really like this one! The stitching for the title is awesome.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Amazing layout. LOVE LOVE LOVE the title on this. The stitching is amazing. TFS

photochic said...

Love the colors and the STITCHING! Stitching is something I see rarely on your LO's! (or maybe I don't realize it's there LOL) :P Love this stitching here though!

Diana Waite said...

this layout is GREAT-- I especially like the hand stitched title--CLEVER!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I love a stitched title, I have not been brave enough to try that yet! very nice Ashley, and I love the darker background with the bright colors!! Just got me issue of ck, I counted 1,2 3, of your layouts, sooo awesome!! :)

Lynn said...

This is just simply adorable. The stitched title just adds that little extra something. I LOVE IT! What a great idea.

orange gearle said...

I absolutely love your layouts, Ashley, and this is no exception. LOVE the colors and the stitching, and every little detail!