Stitched Butterfly Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I made this layout featuring my Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection!
  I started by having my Silhouette Cameo first draw the Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file with a pencil in the first tool holder on a thick sheet of smooth white cardstock, and then it cut all the holes with a ratchet blade in the second tool holder. I have a process video showing how to use my Sketch & Stitch cut files here.
 Once I unloaded the cardstock from the machine and peeled it off the mat, it was time to choose a thread for hand stitching! I went with the lovely variegated DMC 4501 thread. I love the pretty green, teal, and pink mixed together.
 The hand stitching took about 15 hours. It's a labor of love and I know people call me crazy, but I do love projects the yield beautiful results! To help reach all the areas of the butterfly easily, I roughly cut around the butterfly shape and then once I finished stitching I fussy cut around it leaving about a 1/4" border. It's basically a giant die cut!
 For the background I chose a mint textured cardstock and adhered the butterfly front and center. We got our family photos taken recently and I've been sent a few preview pics, so I chose this one of darling Jane. I added the photo to the right side of the butterfly so not too much of it was covered up and then got to work embellishing.
 I made the title from the colorful Foam Thickers in Go the Scenic Route as well as the white mini foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up (they're still available online at JoAnn!) to say "you are such a lovely girl" above the butterfly.
 I added a trio of butterfly stickers in a visual triangle to emphasize the butterfly theme which are from the Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers. I clustered Floral Die Cuts under and around the butterfly in colors to match the thread and photo. A few other bits & pieces like a journaling spot, heart stickers, tiny strips of Washi Tape, portions of floral frames, and colorful buttons from my stash add touches of texture and color to this layout.
 For the final step, I splashed watered down white acrylic paint over the embellishment clusters and stamped the date on a "today" die cut placed at the top right corner.
 I hope you are inspired to use my Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection! Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers, embellishments, washi tape: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly by Paige Evans

1 comment

  1. I saw the butterfly on FB yesterday, and WOW WOW WOW!!!! Is it AMAZING!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee what you did with it!!!!! LOVING that adorable photo, the title, the flowers, and of course, the BUTTERFLY!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!


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