Thursday, February 28, 2013

Grand Canyon

We took this trip years ago.  Before we had a kid.  I'm on a kick to print out old travel photos and scrap them.

I also used an older Studio Calico kit.   I have a lot of these so you'll be seeing more in the coming weeks as I use them up!


 I matched the papers to the colors in the photo - including pink.  This is the second time in a week I've used that color.  Something must be wrong with me!  ;)
 A little hand stitching.  See below for a tutorial on the string.
 So I wanted a variegated look to my floss but didn't want to shop for it.  I know they make it, I've seen it somewhere.  So I made my own with the white floss and some mists.


I mixed a drop of each mist with a couple of drops of water.  I dipped the brush into the color and ran it over a short section of the floss.  By the time each color was added, they blended and I got a really cool look.
 Then I printed out the word I wanted in a cool font.  I think I printed it at 96 pt or larger and made it bold.  Then I laid it over the area of the layout I wanted to stitch on and poked holes.

 Once the floss was dry (I taped the ends to my desk and used my embossing heat tool to dry it faster) I stitched with it getting this cool effect.
Oh and one note on my stitching.  I only use 3 of the 6 strands of the floss threads.  Its thin enough to stitch with but still thick enough to get good coverage.

13 comments:

  1. Love love love! I am lifting this!

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  2. Love this layout!! Love the colored floss and the sewn title!! I will have to give this a try!!

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  3. Love the stitching, great technique!

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  4. Love your page, and how you colored the floss. It looks amazing!

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  5. Awesome idea on stitching your title...no need to buy anything special. Great idea TFS

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  6. Gorgeous page! I love the stitching! It's beautiful.

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  7. i think the stitching is awesome :)

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  8. This is a great layout.
    Love your stitching !!!!!!

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  9. I love your stitching in the title and all of those wonderful clouds!

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  10. This title work is amazing and the whole layout is just fabulous!!!

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