Hello OA fans! Patricia here with you on this Monday morning. Whether you stitch by hand, by machine, or both, it adds so much texture and sometimes that little bit of detail that makes a project.
I got creative with the cloud stamps from Saturday Mornings collection. After stamping them onto smooth cardstock, I pierced the holes and added hand stitching in 'rays' across each one. (would be great for wings as well!). I did a messy spray of the background, by turning over my freehand cut rays from Saturday Mornings patterned paper, misted, added straight machine stitching, and then added the freehand cut rays back in place.
For my title, I didn't have an S in the chipboard to use, so traced it onto the sticker, pierced holes, erased, and then added hand stitching. After my title was down, I machine stitched across each row. Since my layout has a little bit of a 'messy' look, I left the long strands of thread hanging. I used a combination of alpha stickers from Daily Flash. The Saturday Mornings "rise & shine" sticker fit perfectly with my theme.
And, being that this layout is about my love for coffee and needing it to start my day, the cute tornado sticker was a perfect addition to this layout, along with Saturday Mornings brad and Daily Flash chipboard.
Then I typed my journaling onto leftover cardstock, trimmed, and added it going up into the rays. Finished the layout with some splatters from Sprinklers.
I am so excited to have Sasha joining me today! I always love seeing what she comes up with.
Here's what Sasha had to say: