Sewing Challenge - Week Five
I wanted to create a layout to celebrate this picture I took on our 12th wedding anniversary. My husband and I captured our anniversary kiss in this orange plastic toy, and I took a picture of it.
To create this page, do the following:
Cut a 4" x 8" piece of Making Memories' Animal Crackers dot paper and a 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" piece of Noteworthy dot paper. Edge these pieces with chalk and/or ink. Tear out a piece of circle paper from the Noteworthy Spiral Journaling Book. Layer pieces on Noteworthy artisan die-cut paper.
Create a bow by looping ribbon and tie like you would tie shoelaces.
Puff the loops with your fingers.
Trim the ends with scissors into a V shape. I trimmed the loop with pinking shears to add some textural interest.
I added a zig zag stitch to the edge where the patterned papers overlapped for interest. To create the zig zag holes, first line up acrylic ruler over the patterned paper and pierced every other hole, starting with the second hole. Then slide the ruler over and pierce every other hole starting with the first.
Use orange floss to create the zig-zag. Stitch up through the first hole and down through the second hole. The top stitches will look like zig zags and the bottom stitches will look like parallel lines.
I added three flourishes as the final touch.
Use a paper piercer to create holes for the flourish.
Stitch up through the first hole and down through the second hole. Up through the third hole and back down through the second hole.
Stitch to the end of the line, then come back and stitch up through the hole where the flourish connects. Stitch to the end.
You can also stitch a sentiment with Making Memories' tiny alpha stickers. To do this simply pierce a hole in the bottom part of each sticker and add stitch with orange floss.
Give it a try and tell me what you think.