Leaf Your Troubles Behind

Hello everyone!

I am back with my second layout using the September/October kit. This one features a huge hand sewn leaf, that took me quite a while let's say, to stitch..but more about that later. Here is what I used and how I created my layout:

What I Used:

  • Dear Lizzy Star Gazer Blissful 12x12 patterned paper
  • Pink Paislee Turn the Page no.16 12x12 patterned paper (both sides)
  • Pink Paislee Turn the Page no.15 12x12 patterned paper
  • Dear Lizzy Star Gazer sticker sheet
  • Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Golden Foiled Wood Alphas
  • American Crafts Ella gold foam Thickers
How I created the layout:
I started this layout by browsing google for a nice big leaf shape that I could punch holes through using my Sizzix secret stamping weapon, which is this thing below:
It can be bought HERE

 I received this from my cousin last year for Christmas, and have been trying to use it as much as possible, as I really like the results it produces.

If you would like to use the same leaf image as me I will link that HERE and all you need to do is print it off and poke holes in it with any sharp pokey tool.

 I then settled down in front of the TV put my favourite Netflix fix on at the moment (Reign) and sewed away to my hearts content.

Once I had finished it I matted my 4x6 photograph on some of the Pink Paislee Turn the Page no.16 patterned paper (B-side), and then matted that onto the Dear Lizzy Blissful paper.
I placed it on the bottom right hand side as I was trying to avoid covering my beautiful leaf up as much as possible.

I then used some of the flowers I had fussy cut from the Turn the Page no.15 patterned paper as well as a fussy cut swallow from the Turn the Page no.16 patterned paper, these were added to the bottom left of the photograph. Sticking to the triangle embellishment theme, I added some of the stickers to the bottom right hand of the photograph too.

My title was created using a mix of both the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Gold Foiled Alphas (Which I adore!) and the American Crafts Ella gold foam Thickers.

The last little bit of embellishing I did was scattered some of the wood-grain sequins in various random places and glued them down to complete the layout! Here is it below...

I had so much fun creating this layout, and when my friend, Emma, took this photograph of me throwing the autumn leaves in the air I knew I had to come up with a title to reflect that, and so I did a little play on words too hehe...
I hope you like my layout and that I've inspired you to pull out your needle and threads and get stitching..The limits really are endless!

Until my next layout..Happy Scrapping! xxx

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