Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Love Blooms Here

Hello everyone! It is Stacy back yet again and I have another layout that I have made using those gorgeous Art Kure - Britain in Bloom stamps.  Are you tired of me yet?! lol  I just can't seem to get enough of them!  This time I went with the Daffodil stamp set.

I stamped out the image on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers.  This is really just the best paper for the Spectrum Noir markers! I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I fussy cut the colored image leaving a small white border around the flower.  

I've been having fun playing with the new We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punches.  I actually started by using one of my punches and punching a decorative circle in a 12x12 piece of card stock.  I cut out a circle from a piece of floral paper. 

It really felt like it needed something so I got out my paper piercing tool and my mouse pad then I just started evenly punching holes around the edge of the circle. 

When I finished punching the holes I got out my needle and embroidery floss.  I like using embroidery floss because you can take away strands of the floss depending on how thick you want your sewing line to be.

I decided to do a back stitch.  To do a back stitch start from the underneath side of your paper and go up into the first hole.

I just taped down the floss on the back of the paper taking care not to cover any of the punched holes.

Next inserted the needle down into hole number 2. 

Now go up in the third hole

and the back down into hold number 2. 

Then just continue doing this all the way around your paper.  It should look like this.

After doing all of the stitching and layering all of my elements I backed my green cardstock with some pink patterned paper.  This allowed the pink to peek through the punched holes.  Next I added some Crystal Stickles to the flowers for sparkle.  The photo is 3 of my children who begged me to take this photo.  There is so much ham there you could make a sandwich!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by and looking. 

Until next time....happy scrapping.


Kathy said...

Love the project Stacy ,all that sewing is wonderful, love the pictire of the kiddos, you have a beautiful family...

Trena in Naperville said...

Such a sweet, sweet photo! Great design page Stacy!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Paula Huiras said...

Love that sewing and that punch is very neat!

madebyKarla said...

This is beautiful! I love how your LO turned out. THanks for the inspiration ;)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is wonderful and I will never get tired of using these flowers, so beautiful

Kelly Massman said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!! Love all of the holes and the daffodils!!!!!

UnikeByYes said...

Stacy this is fabulous, love the stitiching. Your children's pick is adorable!
Hav e a great day