Saturday, February 6, 2010

Topstitch'in layouts

This paper collection is one of four new ones in this newest Spring 2010 catalog release. I really do like this paper line, even if it wouldn't have personally been my first choice. The Heavenly Blue and Chocolate brown colours work fantastically together with the splash of Baby Pink and Colonial White to add balance. I decided to do journalling strips instead of a solid cardstock block, just to divide it up and not overpower the right hand side with a lighter color. To balance the layout out I stamped the 'Joyful' phrase from the 'State of Mind' stamp set on the Colonial White cardstock to counter balance the journalling. I colored the title with Heavenly Blue ink(Z2126) and then stamped the Joyful phrase all over the letters I chose. I don't completely love the title, I like the concept of coloring and stamping the title, but I feel like I need to have a larger that might change...I will probably stamp and cut out some letters from the 'Posterboard' Alphabet Stamp on some of the Topstitch patterned paper...we'll see,

This is the layout design for this month's WOTG Club. We are using the 'Topstitch' paper collection (X7120B) as well as some of the *New* Dimensional Elements-Hearts-Z1278, Soft Suede pinwheels-Z1270 and the Exclusive 'Love Is In The Air' stamp set that comes with this Workshop. I decided to jazz it up a bit from the original design featured in the brochure this month by adding some embroidering in brown floss, a hand made flower embelishment using some of the paper in this collection, the My Arylix 'State Of Mind' stamp for the 'Joyful' quote and I also added the Hodge Podge Color Ready Alphabet Stickers which I colored and stamped on. We will also be using the Big Shot by Sizzix, 'Hearts and Brackets' die, to cut and then emboss for the brown heart on the right hand page of this layout.

Here is the handmade flower embellishment and hand embroidered swirls.

Here we have colored the Dimensional Element heart shape and stamped the flower/pinwheel designed embellishment in 'Baby Pink' -Z2102 -ink

This is a close-up of the bonus layout, using a template in the Reflections Book, page 62. I have also used stamps in the My Acrylix ' Togetherness', 'Comments' and 'Authentic' stamp sets.

I really like the way this layout turned out with the new Soft Suede Pinwheels with hand embroidered details(that you don't have to do!) and the illusion of machine stitiching with the new 'Togetherness' Stamp set!
I hope the ladies in Club enjoy working on these layouts as much as I did in re-creating them.

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