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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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