Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sewing Theme Layout

Hi Bloggers,

Today I'd like to share a layout I made using the Sewing mends the soul stamps by IndigoBlu and, of course, my Cricut.
This layout is about my nanny (or grandma) who was a most amazing seamstress - so I wanted the layout to have a sewing theme.

The "tape measure" stamp is extremely versatile and I stamped several onto kraft cardstock, then wrapped them around the dress form. I tied another around the neck like a scarf.

I also used some like ribbons and threaded them through the large frame.
The frame, dress form and small flowers were all cut on my Cricut.

I used the thimble border stamp to make the flower in the top left corner of the layout. I cut the thimbles out individually and layered them up like petals.

The cotton reels, scissors, yarn and sewing machine were stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers.

I layered lace ribbon and patterned ribbon along the bottom of the layout and added another stamped tape measure.

I wanted my journaling to be hidden so I used a tag (cut with my Cricut) and tucked it behind the photo, adding a small piece of patterned ribbon to the top.

I distressed the edges of the background papers and added a hand sewn border with black thread.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing with these stamps and my Cricut, and I like the way this layout turned out - I hope you like it too!
Thanks for stopping by.
Pam xx