Thursday, November 5, 2009

Heart Full of Love

There are times when a quote just says it all. "Sometimes it's the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart." Surely, it's the truth with our two munchkins. What a gift these two are in our lives.

For this layout, for Lil' Lambs Boutique, I chose the Amber Road line of paper made by Pink Paislee. The colors and patterns are absoutely gorgeous.

So, are you ready to try another new technique? This time up for me...faux stitching. In my scrap room, I work on top of my sewing machine table and it is incredibly hard to clear everything off just to get my machine out. So I couldn't have been more pleased when I saw this technique from my friend, Mireille. To create her faux stitches, she punches holes in her paper first, marks over it with a black marker and then tops it off with a white pen. You can see below some of my attempts at her faux stitching technique. If you have a chance, you should check out some of her amazing work here. It's very inspiring.

I do enjoy cutting out parts of my pattern paper to use as die cuts. Remember, they're easily turned into dimensional embellishments by popping them up off the page with pop dots.

And here's a closer look at the zig zag Martha Stewart punch. I'm sure I might have mentioned before that I love these punches.

If you try the faux stitching technique, drop me a link in the comments section, so I can check out your work. Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl~ This is just beautiful!! I love, love, love the cut out flowers. You are so talented with that knife :0)