Hey everyone! Paige Evans here today with a new layout featuring a chain link stitched flower.
In Adobe Illustrator I designed a flower cut file made of tiny dots (for stitching holes) and then had my Cameo draw the flower and cut the holes at the same time – now I don’t have to guess where to stitch since it’s drawn right on the paper!
I decided to do a chain link stitch because it adds so much texture! I used all six strands of white DMC embroidery floss. Not gonna lie, it took about 18 hours to do this stitching over the course of about a month. A bit crazy? Sure! Worth it? Totally! I find stitching therapeutic and always love the results, especially doing the chain link stitch.
After I finished stitching the flower, I fussy cut some flowers from papers in Oh My Heart and Turn the Page then layered them on the left side with a photo of my daughter on top. I like how the flowers peek out from behind the picture and bring lots of pops of color to the page. Before I glued anything down I splashed black India ink in three places to create a visual triangle and to create a nice contrast between all of the white.
I created the title using mini white foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up placed along the curves of the stitched flower and I wrote journaling between the title words to finish.
I hope you are inspired to try the chain link stitch to create tons of texture on your next project!