Scrapbook Layout created for Clique Kits - PILES OF SMILES -
Today, I am up on the Clique Kits blog with a this new project about using the Silhouette Cameo to create a stitching pattern on a layout. I am using the beautiful Swan Lake Kit for this project (it is loaded with Maggie Holmes's Gather collection).
I started the project by using the Geometric Fall Leaf cut file from the Silhouettes store. I used the perforate edge function to create the stitching pattern, instead of cutting the edge. Since i wanted to add color to the leaf, I decided to use watercolor paper for this layout. Here are a few close ups as how the background came together:
I used the Prima watercolor palettes to color the leaf (trying to imitate the colors of the Beautiful paper from the kit). Once the color dried, I used some embroidery thread to hand stitch all the lines of the leaf. Also, a 0.5 in was cut from the edges of the mat, and added to the beautiful paper.
I used a black and white picture of my little niece and nephew on one of our walks a few weeks ago. the picture was layered with papers from the collection, exclusive printable, and a few pieces from the kit add ons, and Simple Stories Posh collection. The title was created from a Clique Kits exclusive printable that was attached to a little chipboard frame. I just cut the top edge of the frame, and added a small chipboard heart. I added some journal lines and sequin to the page before calling it done.
I hope this helps to add some texture through hand-stitching to your projects. Don't forget to visit Clique Kits to check this month's Swan Lake Kit and all its add-ons.
Thanks for visiting!