SING layout, designer’s choice
Hello crafty friends! Today, I am sharing my designer’s choice layout. I wanted to document my daughter’s kindergarten performance. It was so cute, and we love our school’s music program! There are a lot of end-of-the-school-year activities that I need to catch up on, and scrap!
I have always loved machine stitching on my layouts, but lately I have especially been loving the look of hand stitching. For my SING layout, I chose a big bold title, but used white thread for a subtle tone on tone look. Hand stitching is very time consuming, but I just took my project to the couch and worked on it while watching tv after the girls went to bed.
Here’s how I made my layout:
- 1. I worked on my title first. I outlined some big chipboard letters that I had in my stash with a pencil onto a 12 x 12 white cardstock. Then along the pencil line, I took a needle and pierced evenly spaced holes. I didn’t have any embroidery thread, so I double threaded my needle with 2 pieces of thread. I did a simple backstitch to hand stitch my layout.
- 2. I cut off 1″ off the right side of the white cardstock, and added 2 pieces of pattern paper. I added some machine stitching for some texture.
- 3. I added my 3 photos and journaling strips.
- 4. To finish off my layout, I added some embellishments like a few floral elements, a wood veneer circle, puffy stickers, and ink splatters.
I love how my layout turned out! I just love the texture my hand stitched title gives to the layout. Have you made a layout with hand stitching? If not, I encourage you to give it a try! It’s a relatively easy way to make a big impact on your layouts!
Have an awesome day!