Friday, June 8, 2012

Stop And Smell The Roses

The Challenge:
Stitch your title

I love to hand stitch, but I have never stitched the title before.  I've often admired it, but never done it.  Sometime you just need a kick in the pants to cross that thing off your list of things to try.  For this title I first printed it out on my Word program, using Lucida Handwriting, trimmed the paper down to fit into the space, and pierced right through the copy paper and my layout, then I stitched.  I really love how it turned out and will be doing this again!  There are so many cool fonts out there and lots of thread colors.

I also used Ashley Horton's June Sketch It Out sketch.  I did one of her favorite things; turn a single into a double.  This sketch was the perfect one to do this.  It was easy to keep all the elements as designed, but just stretch it out.  Ha ha!  For this month's Sketch It Out I just Stretched It Out ;)

I also will be linking up to the current Thinking*Through*Designs challenge.  Be sure to link up you work of he{art}!

Asheley's sketch


Cassie said...

Love the layout! Great tip on how to do the handwritten stitched titles! I will so be doing that soon!!

Ashley Horton said...

I LOVE this one Laura!! Everything about this page is gorgeous!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Gorgeous! Your layout is perfect for the pretty flower photos! Love the stitched title!

Stacia said...

Laura, This is so pretty! I love your stitched title and the pictures are just beautiful!

Joni Parker said...

Wow..this is gorgeous!! Great take on the sketch & I love the handstitched glad you tried it and shared it with us over at TTD!!

Steffanie said...

Once again, you have beautifully stretched this one-page sketch into a two-pager! You are a master at this. Gorgeous photos and perfect stitching in the title!