The Spring 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is now available to view and download (for free, I might add!) on the website! Here is one of the pages I made for this awesome publication:
GATHER MEMORIES by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: My task was to create a spring layout featuring stitching! I then went a step further and filled in the stitched elements with watercoloring which really makes the colors of thread pop!
JOURNALING SAYS: We had such a fun afternoon walking around the beautiful flower-filled hill-top city of Assisi in Italy. Pausing for a rest from the sun in the shade of a lovely church. So blessed!
HOW TO: Draw the "Dear Lizzy Floral Card" design onto white cardstock using a pencil and the poke a hole every 1/4" around the design. Backstitch through the shapes using lots of different colors of thread. I tried to match colors with the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. Once all of the stitching was finished I mixed watercolors to match and filled in all the shapes. I created a cluster of embellishments for a photo mat on the bottom right corner and printed my journaling right on the photo.
SUPPLIES: Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cuts, stickers: Gather by Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper; Floral cut file: Dear Lizzy; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Thread: DMC; Font: Remington Noiseless; Watercolors: Loew Cornell
PROCSS VIDEO: Watch how this layout was made from start-to-finish: