Sigh... So, I haven't been very good about keeping up here... It's been tough to be in many places at once. This whole social media world can be ever so time consuming. But, I do want to share my work with all of you too! As such, my latest layout that I created for this month's Stash Bash YouTube hop. Yes, there is a process video to accompany it. If you are so inclined.
My Stash Bash peeps and I are busting through our ribbon and/or twine this month. I was lucky to have designed for The Twinery and they weren't kidding when they said they would send you a life time supply of twine! I barely put a dent in this spool of Blue Shimmer! And there is a TON of twine on that layout!
If you are the video watching kind, there are some useful tips on handstitching on your page and how to get that pesky thick twine through the eye of a needle in the video. The actual stitching was rather time consuming, I don't subject you to that whole lengthy process, promise!
Not only did I dig deep into my twine stash but my patterned papers and collections as well! This Fancy Pants Swagger collection from WAY back when was put to good use! A funky title for a layout but it speaks to the reluctance of Nikolas to go with a bow tie over a tie. He had worn ties to Cotillion and his first communion, there was comfort in the known. OK, I'll wear a bow tie... Living in Richmond, Virginia, there is a preference for the bow tie. And as he is close to earning a time that means getting gussied up for swimming travel, he needs to have a bow tie in his arsenal. And thus, the introduction to the bow tie!
I was suprised at how well this stitched heart turned out. I wasn't sure how well the paper would hold up to the 13 passes of needle and double thread into that center hole of the heart but it took it remarkably well! There weren't the tears and frustration that I had steeled myself for.
That my friends is it from me today. If you are a YouTube, be sure to head over to my channel and subscribe.
There you will find links to the other gals channels and you can see how they are putting a dent in there ribbon and/or twine! Thanks for stopping in today!