Now is the New Later Layout

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hello friends! Today I have a new layout to share with you created for Stamp & Scrapbook Expo featuring some of my favorite techniques: a BIG stitched and painted title at an angle!
DESCRIPTION: Scraplifting myself here since I've gone and done big stitched titles one or two (or TEN!) times before ;)
JOURNALING SAYS: More than ever before I am realizing that I need to work on being more present and appreciate the here & now!
HOW TO: To make this layout, first, I downloaded the "Now is the New Later" cut file from the Silhouette Design Store - it is one of the phrases found in my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee! In a new Silhouette document, I enlarged the title and rotated it slightly to make it at an angle. Next, I replaced the blade in my Cameo with a pencil using the pen holder adapter tool and drew the title onto Paper 07 from Oh My Heart. I used a paper piercer to poke a hole every 1/8" or so over the title. While we were on a 7 day Spring Break road trip, I brought this project along and stitched away during the long drives between cities! I love the dimension and texture stitching adds. To help the title stand out even more I painted it in with acrylic paint. The thread makes a nice buffer so painting inside the letters is really easy and you don't have to be careful about going outside the lines. Then came the fun part of adding a photo and embellishments. I chose a recent photo of myself - I rarely scrap photos of just me but I hope my kids and family members will appreciate it. I fussy cut flowers from Paper 06 and combined those with die cut flowers to create a pretty photo mat. The page was looking very busy so I added a large block of purple paper at the bottom to cover some of the busy patterned paper background.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers (chipboard, puffy): Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cut file: Silhouette; Paint: FolkArt; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
 photo Now is the New Later Detail 2 by Paige Evans.jpg
 photo Now is the New Later Detail 1 by Paige Evans.jpg
I hope that you are inspired to try this technique (or rather, combination of techniques!)! It's one of my favorites!

1 comment

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that big title, the colors and that stitching!! And TOTALLY agree with that journaling!!!!!!!!!!!


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