Okay - enough of the serious :) On to some scrappy!!!
Michele from Paper Posies asked me to guest design for her this month. She puts together such adorable kits & this month was no different. She sent me such a fun mix of products - including some fabulous Cosmo Cricket & October Afternoon papers which I just LOVED!!!
The first layout I made turned out so bright & cheery - just loved the cute factor in these papers!!
The title was actually on one of the patterned papers - to create the frame I used just the waste punch-outs that resulted after the punched the border towards the bottom of the page. To highlight the title I stitched 4 long stitches around the box to give it that bold black frame - a super easy way to really make a title box like this "pop".
Here is a quick close-up at the journaling . . .
As you may or may not know I am obsessed with border punches - just love 'em!! I recently picked this one up from EK Success. Instead of stitching around the border of the page I just intertwined some embroidery floss in between the punched areas - I really liked the effect :)
My second page was a little more "artsy" than normal for me :) I love playing with mists & decided to spray a little on the background cardstock - loved these colors from the October Afternoon Fly A Kite line!!
The title work was something new I have been playing with recently too - stitching through chipboard letters - LOVE how this looks!!!
A quick close-up on the journaling . . .
I am also really enjoying layering embellies up these days & love the effect of layering up the flower & a bunch of stickers from the Prima sticker sheet included in the kit. They provided the perfect "layered" photo corner :)
I will be providing a sketch & sample for a challenge next week on the Paper Posies blog so please check back with them then for some extra sketchy inspiration!!!
ttyl - julie