Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hello, Sunshine

Hello everybody! Brenda here. It is hot here. In one sense, I feel lucky because we have perfect weather from November-May, but the rest of the months are just plain too hot. My layout today is aptly titled, "Hello, Sunshine."

The day my daughter was born was an uncharacteristically gloomy. But the moment she was born, it was as if I had my own little source of sunshine. I used the Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pads Upcycle, Social Club, and Salt Air. I inked the edges of the circles with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. On the outer edges of the kraft paper, I used Pink Paislee Artisan Tape to create a frame of sorts.

For this week's theme of a DIY embellishment, I decided to decorate a manila tag to use as part of my title. I wrote out the word "sunshine" and then used a paper piercer to poke holes for hand stitching. After I was done stitching the title, I outlined it with more stitching in a different color floss. For my last DIY embellishment, I made a twine circle by punching out a circle from cardstock and covering it in adhesive (I used my Pink ATG). Then I knotted the end of twine and placed it in the center of the circle, twisting the twine all the way around itself until I was satisfied with the size of the circle. Then I trimmed the cardstock down and adhered my twine circle to the tag.

For an extra bit of flair, I did some random stitching with my sewing machine on two of the circles. 

Thank you so much for looking! I can't wait to see all the DIY embellishments you all come up with. I'd love to learn a few new techniques. Have a wonderful weekend!


Jamie said...

Brenda, this is awesome! I love the stitching on your tag and the circle made of twine, really great job! Your layouts are always so cute.
Hugs! Jamie

Anonymous said...

Brenda, this is beautiful! The colors, the stitching. So so much character and attention to detail. Love this!


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