Monday, February 15, 2010

Put the "playing" to work...

So today I put some of this past weeks playing to work. It felt really good to get "creative" on my layout today. Look at this detail...

Now first off I'd like to apologize for the lighting...still working on what type of lights I want to have in the scraproom and most of the time I take my shots outside or in natural light (that wasn't happening today). Anyway used some handstitching and embossing powders. Nothing really new, but not things I do on a regular basis. Though I had so much fun with the handstitching and like the look it gave my may see it more often.

I never like the look of my swirls when I draw them I cheated today. I used a digital brush (this is from the Chick Pea Swirls set by Rhonna Farrer...available at 2ps) It was close to what I had in mind, so I printed it on plain paper in the size I wanted. I added an additional "swirl" on the end with a pencil. I cut the paper into a smaller size to fit on my layout, positioned it where I wanted to stitch and pierced holes along the lines that I wanted to stitch.
After removing the paper I began stitching with embroidery floss.

The snowflakes I printed out from my computer onto the back of the pattern paper, then cut by hand. I lightly outlined the edges with pen to give more definition, then coated all over with several coats of clear embossing powder, then I added some silver embossing powder...allowing some of the clear areas to show.

Here is the final result..

Supplies used:
Jillibean Soup: pattern paper "sesame oil" from the Egg Drop Soup Collection, journaling & number sprouts, alphabeans, & those fabulous corrugated alphas.
white cardstock
clear & silver embossing powder
embroidery floss & brown pen.

So that's what I accomplished this afternoon. Tomorrow it's back to the paying job :wink:


Lisa Cole said...

Jen... you are amazing! Beautiful detailing,and all that! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

scrappysue said...

I agree with Lisa, the stitching is awesome; the whole LO is actually, it ought to be framed! Haven't seen the corrugated alphas before, they rock too!

NoraAnne said...

Jen, this layout is GORGEOUS! You have me inspired now to get out my sewing needle and embroidery floss! and thanks again so much for stopping in to share with us at the shop! My shopping cart is FULL to capacity with lots of fun goodies!

Beth said...

I just want to know how you come up with some of these ideas! Your creativity astounds me, friend!