Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sweet Things Collection: Love You Layout by Melinda

Can you believe it's February already and Valentine's Day is just around the corner? It's Melinda with you today and although I'm not really into celebrating the day of love on Feb 14, I do still love to use a collection that boasts lots of hearts and flowers.
And to make the 'Sweet Things' collection even sweeter, Cynthea has added mint green to the already gorgeous colour combination. I can never pass up an opportunity to use the colour mint.
To put my layout together I marked out a heart shape onto the background and added journaling using Doodlebug sentiment rub-ons. I then filled in the gaps with hand stitching over little clusters of embellishments.
TIP: Whenever I hand sew into sticky-back embellishments I dip my needle into baby powder every few stitches so it doesn't get all gooey from the adhesive.
The main cluster of flowers underneath the photos are made from the pre-cut 'Valentine Flowers' craft kit which contains over 35 reversible mix & match floral pieces. So you can flip them over to find the best combination for your project.
So, how is everyone going with their Valentine's plans? I have to finish a sneaky card for The Farmer and then I'm done. Thanks for stopping by - Melinda


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  2. This is pure perfection Melinda! Love the way you did your journaling around the heart perimeter with the groupings of hearts and stitching! :)

  3. Love this, great arrangement for the heart shape. How do you achieve the red, personalised lettering below the heart please?
    Lynn x

    1. Hi Lynn, thanks for your kind words. The journaling beneath the heart is actually Doodlebug mini rub-ons. Thanks for asking.


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