Hello dear friends, Lisa Fonseca here, and today I’m sharing one of my favorite layouts I’ve done lately.
Since I love using flowers on my layouts but have almost none left in all of my collections (yes… really sad… need to buy more 😉 ), I was inspired by Paige’s hand-stitched white floral piece to make this beautiful piece myself. I used a cut file (#184186) from Pink Paislee in the Silhouette store. I printed it on white paper, pierced holes, and then stitched the whole thing with a chain-link stitch and back stitch. Then I cut it out leaving a thick border.
Yes, I admit, it took quite some time to finish it, but it was soooo worth it! I’m so happy with how it turned out.
As a background, I used a patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection. I trimmed off the edges and adhered it on a paper from Oh My Heart. Then I distressed the borders of the blue paper. I like creating borders like this, I do it on almost all of my layouts. Most of the time it looks more finished to me.
I tried to find the perfect placement for my big floral piece and adhered it to the page using sticky foam to make it stand out. Then I matted my picture using a lot of scraps of paper and also some ephemera pieces. I placed it on my page using sticky foam as well. Then I finished decorating around it, using some cardstock stickers from Pick-Me-Up.
I fussy-cut out ALL of the flowers I had left from that beautiful Oh My Heart patterned paper and placed them around the picture as well as around my hand-stitched piece.
As a title, I used a chipboard and a cardstock piece from Pick-Me-Up. I splattered gold paint on the whole layout to finish it.
Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me!