Friday, April 19, 2013

Scrap Your Story Challenge :: you are my favorite color

It all started with an idea and some white card stock. 
And it's probably one of my favorite LOs ever.  I love it when my vision actually turns out exactly like (or even better than ) I expected!

This week at Scrap Your Story, we are all about STITCHING.  This was not difficult for me, since I am obsessed with machine stitching!  This week I machine stitched, but I also hand stitched (something I don't do quite as often).

First I added some chalk...next some machine stitching. Let me tell ya, it was SO MUCH FUN to add the stitching.  I matted my photo with some Amy Tangerine vellum (purchased at Michael's -- Recollections "Signature" pack), and some regular vellum.  I used more of the Amy Tangerine vellum for my title, then traced around it with a pink Sharpie.  I actually did the trick again where I wrote "favorite color" with my finger on my iPad, and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out. "You Are My" is April's Studio AE stamp set from Ali Edwards.

I actually did a practice page with this one before starting. I didn't want that page to go to waste, so I used it for several items on this LO. First I used Amy Tangerine's Yes, Please template and hand stitched a flower (totally fun, right)? I cut it out and popped it off the page with pop dots. I also used some of the practice page to write my journaling on (cut it and hid it behind the pic -- just pull the yellow washi tab).  There is a stamp set with the same Amy Tangerine collection, and I used the flower stamp on that practice page, cut it out and added a little colored pencil to it before gluing it on. Added some washi tape and sequins and I was finished. I cannot tell you how much fun this was to pull together!

Here are a few closeups!
"You Are My" is a new Ali Edwards stamp!

I also linking this up with Paper Issues.  Their current issue is all about using instagram photos! You have until April 20th to link up!

I'm headed to my friend's wedding this weekend!  It's local....it's outside....and it's been raining hard for what seems like weeks and weeks.  Cross your fingers!

13 comments:

  1. I love the colors in that rainbow pattern! great layout!

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  2. You're favorite layout??? Ya think??????? This is absolutely INSPIRING!!!! I love the watercolor painting style of all the background work and the rainbow theme. This is just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Love this layout and what you did with it. Great rainbow of colors.

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  4. This is so pretty! Saw your LO on Scrap Your Story. :)

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  5. OMYGOSH!! I am IN LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE with this!! LOVING the rainbow goodness!!!

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  6. These is a beautiful layout!! Love the rainbow effect with the chalk and the fun texture from the stitching!! And the addition of the Amy Tan stitched flower is perfect!

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  7. What a wonderful layout. Just love the watercolour effect and the matching stitches. So artsy and cool... Fabulous job with the challenge.

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  8. I don't think I have the right words for this. Gorgeous, stunning, creative, inspiring.

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  9. What a cute story you told on this layout and I love your colorful stitching! Just fabulous!!!

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  10. OMG!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the color and stitching! Man, you rocked this one out of the park!!!

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  11. This is very cool! Great background!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is way too cool! I love everything about this layout!

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  13. Absolutely AMAZING! I really love how you coordinated the stitching with the chalk. Very cool!

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