Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Stitching Challenge: School Girl Layout by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a fun layout using hand-stitching with baker's twine.  As we transition to back to school I thought it would be fun to document some photos from a few years back.  
Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine
I took my inspiration from a cherry sequined top my daughter is wearing and die-cut just the cherry portion from the background of my page using THIS cutting file.  I then cut a generous piece of red cardstock an inch or two larger than the cherries.  I covered the entire piece of cardstock with adhesive using my ATG gun and added rows of Doodlebug's ladybug sequins, leaving the outside edge without sequins so I could adhered it to the back of my page.
Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine
When I was done, I added the remaining die-cut pieces cut using Doodlebug's Petite Prints papers and stitched around the outside edges with green and red baker's twine.  
Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine
To create my title I first printed it out in Microsoft Word using the Clicker Script font.  I then used some washi tape to temporarily adhere it to my layout and "traced" around it using my paper-piercer to form my stitching holes.
Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine
Here's a finished look at my title using Doodlebug's solid white baker's twine. I learned as I went that it helps to make the spacing between your holes a little larger and deeper to keep the thread from getting stuck and to keep the paper from tearing.  If my paper ever tore, I simply added some packing tape to the back and re-stitched that spot.  ;)
Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine
Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  I hope I've inspired you to try some hand-stitching on your own projects.  It's seriously addicting!

4 comments:

  1. OMG What a Spectacular Layout!! 1st and foremost What Adorable and beautiful pictures of your daughter...and your stitching is impeccable and makes for a Fun and Fabulous look to enhance her photos and tell the story behind the picture..What an amazing job you did and the total look is Magnificent. You are one super talented gal!! YOU so ROCK!!

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    1. Thank you Joan for such sweet feedback. :)

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  2. This is awesome Mendi! That stitched title is fabulous!

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