Hi Pink Paislee fans! Fall is my favorite season so I am always ready to snap a few (or a lot) of fall leaf photos! We were recently out for a walk at a local park and our daughter was interested in the leaves that were starting to change color. Of course I had my camera on hand, so I snapped a cute photo of her holding up one of the pretty leaves.
I knew right away what I wanted to do for the background of the layout… a scattered, stitched leaf look. I decided to work with the Take Me Away collection because of the embroidery floss color range, I could choose to coordinate with the colors in the collection. I started with the teal woodgrain paper and used my Silhouette Cameo sketch pens to draw the leaf shapes on the paper. Then I used my paper piercer to punch quarter inch holes along each leaf. I used 5 different colors of embroidery floss to stitch over the leaf shapes.
When it came to the photo and embellishments on my layout, I created a cluster. Since I had such pretty stitching in the background, I didn’t want to spread out the other elements on my layout and cover up the stitched leaves. I used pop dots to adhere my photo which helped in 3 ways: 1) it made it easier to attach the photo since I was placing it over embroidery floss, 2) it added a dimensional look to my layout, and 3) it allowed me space to tuck some of the Take Me Away embellishments under my photo.
There are so many fun ways to use a leaf design on your layout! If hand stitching isn’t your thing, you could work with leaf die cuts or fussy cut leaf shapes from some of your favorite Pink Paislee patterned papers. I hope you’ve found some leafy inspiration today for your upcoming layouts or projects!