Hello! I'm back from the magical Disneyland Paris. More on that tomorrow for 10 things on the Tenth!
In the meantime I'm behind on a couple of posts. One is the new Scrapbooking Soiree for August - I'll have a post for that up sometime tonight or tomorrow morning (including the prize winner from last month!).
The other post is this one, which I really meant to schedule for while I was away, but packing for four people (yes, hubby really can't pack for himself) sent me scatterbrained, and I didn't manage to sort it out.
I wanted to show you a couple of details from my projects for Stitching on Paper - a free online class being run at the moment by the lovely Clair of Obstinate Pursuit. If you haven't seen her classes from last weekend, then check them out. You can see two layouts from me included as class examples!
The first layout of mine, for the hand stitching class, features this cute cloud:
Which I backstitched with doubled embroidery thread (two threads the same colour together), so that it stood out on the page. The holes were all pierced with a paper piercer first to make it easier!
If you'd like to recreate this little cloud on a project of your own, you can download the jpeg here, and print it out to A4 size to get it the same dimensions as my cloud. Or, if you prefer, you can right-click and save the below picture, and re-size it as you wish:
Isn't he a happy little cloud?!
My second layout for the class features machine stitching - both zig-zag and straight stitching:
I got the idea to use different colours of thread for the journaling lines from the 'Kisses' layout by Paige Evans on this post. I used invisible thread for the bobbin so that I only had to change the top thread between each journaling line, which made it a lot faster!
If you want to see my full layouts, and the other class examples (which are fabulous!), then you'll need to check out the lessons. Lesson One is 'Inspired to Stitch by Hand', and Lesson Two is 'Inspired to Stitch by Machine'.
Do you stitch on your paper projects? I hope you will try now if you haven't before! Anyone who joins in with the class, and links up to the Introduction Post, is in with a chance to win this great prize:
So why not have a go?! See you again soon, x