Monday, May 21, 2012

Peek A Boo layout



This layout is for Polka Dot Whimsy's online crop. I had hoped to complete a bunch of projects for the crop, but I've been pretty busy with some other obligations/commitments, and I only managed to eke out this one layout for the stitching challenge. I'm also entering it into Basic Grey's Weekly challenge, to make a multi-photo layout.

These photos are from almost three years ago. I had taken Ellie up to my parents for a visit as I had a wedding to attend up there. It's fun to get to go back and scrap some of the events/moments I didn't get around to previously, and it's doubly fun right now as this is close to the age that Carina is, and they really do look a lot alike.

The papers I'm using are from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection, and I've broken out of my rut and actually used a patterned paper as the base. Granted it's probably the most subtle pattern in the whole package, but progress is progress, right? I've utilized a number of the papers on this layout, including the two papers that the flowers and the string of lanterns are fussy cut from.

I knew that I wanted to stitch the string that the lanterns are on, but I was nervous about using a straight stitch. I was afraid that the pressure would cause it to move around/break, so instead I used a very narrow zig zag stitch, and I really like the way it came out. I also used a little stitching on the small letter stickers.



It was a fun layout out to put together, although a little time intensive due to all the fussy cutting, but I'm really happy with the results, and I'm so glad that I got a chance to scrap these photos.

Thanks for coming by, hope your week is off to a great start!

Supplies Used

Basic Grey - Konnichiwa collection; Tombow Adhesive; CTMH Bonding Memories Adhesive; Sweing Machine

8 comments:

  1. This is sooooooooo sweet!! I loveeeeeee the photos and loving the colors!!!!

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  2. OH MY WORD...this is just too cute...those pictures are so precious...LOve this layout..

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  3. Lovely layout, Mariam! The hanging lanterns are delightful! The stitching are wonderful added details!Love the multiple precious photos in this page!

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  4. adorable layout and thanks so much for your visit to my blog :)

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  5. This is a beautiful LO--love those papers! LOVE how you did the title!

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  6. love how you have sewn across that banner, thanks for playing along at Basic Grey!

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  7. Such a beautiful page, Miriam! LOVE that Basic Grey line, and your stitched string is brilliant!

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