Saturday, August 21, 2010

H2H Challenge - My Favorite Technique - Stitching!

Here I am! Back once again to share my latest creation for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog. For this week's challenge your artwork needs to feature some sort of stitching - can be real or faux. Love this!! If you know me, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to stitch on all my artwork. I even taught the hand stitching class at the 2008 Close to my Heart Extravaganza Class.

It was really hard for me to decide which of my pieces of artwork I wanted to share - but decided to shamelessly share artwork that included my cute little family in it! Although it is created with one of our older paper packs Simple Pleasures (also one of my most faves!) you are also getting another sneak peek at artwork created with our new Mix & Mingle album.

Here you can see I cut the medalion design out of one of the B&T papers and emphasised the design by hand stitching around it.

For this one page layout, I wanted the photo of my family to be the main focal point. However, I wanted to make sure I included photos of my kiddos. So you can see here I have mounted the large focal-point photo with foam mounting tape in order to create a pocket. In this pocket I have tucked a very 'mini' mini-album created with a few of the acrylic pages from our new Mix & Mingle album.

So now it’s your turn! Create a card, project or layout with real or faux stitching and then hop on over to the H2H Challenge blog and share your creation! You can also check out the other design team member’s incredible artwork for inspiration! The links to each of their sites can be found on the sidebar of my blog.


Sheila H said...

So beautiful!

Amy Moore said...

Gorgeous layout and I love the idea of a mini album within the page for more photo's!

Katy said...

LOVE IT, Kelly....gotta love all these NEW products, too!!! Sad to see this paper packet was one of my favorites :0(

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Kelly, such intricate sewing that I did not notice until I saw your close ups! I don't think I'd even want to attempt stitching around that flower, but you've done a wonderful job!