Friday, November 25, 2016

A Black Layout for Black Friday by Melinda Spinks

So the big question... Who's going to brave the Black Friday sales?
To be perfectly honest, the last thing I need is more craft supplies and tools gathering dust at the back of a cupboard. Recently I went looking for some thread and found a whole box full of punches that hadn't been touched in such a long time that I felt quite guilty. So I decided it was time to start making the most of what I already have before adding anything new.

I chose several different size flower punches and found an itty bitty leaf punch that I used to create the floral effect across my page. Mind you, I didn't realise how long it would take to hand stitch all those stems. Note to self, be a bit more conservative next time!

I also added a little hand stitching across the bottom of the photos to help draw the eye down the layout and to soften the join in colours.

I'm absolutely smitten by the new Petite Prints range of gingham and linen. I decided to do this entire layout using only the linen side as the smaller pattern worked perfectly with the tiny punches.

White rub-ons are a staple in my stash as they work beautifully on dark backgrounds as I've never found a white pen that will match the quality.

So, to all those who are braving the sales today, happy shopping, but don't forget to look at what you've already got hidden away that may have been forgotten... Melinda


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