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Thursday, 2 June 2011

You + Me = Happy

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I was so thrilled, and surprised, to be asked to be a guest designer for Scrapology for June.

In addition to that, they have decided to make this month their very first blog hop. You should have arrived here from Jill's blog - A Calendar of Colours - see the post titled 'The Little Things in Life'blog, if not please return to the Scrapology blog to begin.

I have had great fun designing my page, using this sketch:
and this layout by Cindy Tobey:
The technique for June is 'M for Machine Stitching', so out came my trusty sewing machine.

The photos are really old - from when we got engaged lol! I scanned them in and then turned them sepia as I felt they went with the papers a lot better like that. I had fun with my sewing machine - to tell the truth I am not that good with it, but I lightly pencilled in what I wanted to sew and then very slowly machined over the lines.
These hearts were extremely hard to do! I ended up taking my foot off the pedal and actually turning the knob on the side of the machine with one hand whilst manipulating the paper with the other!
I find it easiest to machine the strips of paper before attaching them to the layout, if the layout allows. I did that for the strip at the top, the photo mount and the strip at the bottom.
I will let you in on a secret - I didn't intend to use the pearls, but had a little accident with some glue and ended up with spots on the paper. I dug through my stash, found these pearls that co-ordinate and scattered them on. I was then really pleased with the result!
So, do pop on over to Scrapology to see my layout in full and what the other designers have come up with. Why not have a go at the sketch and technique yourself and enter their competition?

Don't forget that if you would like to take part in the blog candy hop leave a comment, follow this blog, and then proceed to Deirdre's Blog - A Pair of Ruby Martins - and see the post titled 'Best of Friends' to continue.

20 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

A really gorgeous page,Becky....such lovely colours as well.

Scattychick said...

It's a beautiful LO love the colours and your choice of embellies suit it all perfectly

Sian said...

Congratulations Becky! Your page is beautiful - I love all the detail shots so that I could see what you had included.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

A great layout!!! And congrats on your guest designing. xo

Jo.C said...

This is a great LO - my favourite so far - love the colours you have chosen x

sharon said...

Like your layout very different to the others

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous layout Becky. Love all the soft blues of the papers that you have used. Your machine stitching is fab especially the freehand hearts.

Best wishes
Karen

lil' clo said...

Lovely borders and that swirl is beautiful well done xxx

fatmonica said...

Beautiful layout!

Claireliz said...

Stunning LO's & congrats on being a Guest Designer.
C
xx

Karen said...

Congratulations! What fun to be a guest designer. Your page is wonderful!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a well deserved honor!
Rinda

Kathy Rogers said...

This colour combo is right up my street, a lovely layout

sam said...

how fun to scrap a old photo, we dont dig them out enough i think, love your take on the sketch,

vixen said...

Gorgeous LO, lovely colours love the use of embellishments :)

liz said...

What a gorgeous layout Becky and the colours are beautiful. Love the stitching too - well worth the hard work! x

Julia said...

Such a lovely page and I love a happy accident! The papers you've used are some of my favourites at the moment too :)

Lynn said...

Well done for your mention on UKS Becky. x

Anita said...

Becky this is really lovely, I love your choice of soft delicate colours and all the different textures used. the pearls look great and are the perfect addition. Thank you so much for guesting over with us at Scrapology.
Warmest wishes Anita.xx

Allycat x said...

Fab LO, love how you changed the photos to suit. Having the accident was fortunate - those pearls look great!!! :)