Saturday, 20 February 2016
I've Got Sunshine
A few months back I spotted a .jpeg in the facebook group Faith, Hope, Washi. One that made me smile and instantly inspired me. It was made by the very talented Jen Schow - her 'script and uplift' videos on YouTube are amongst my favourites.
Anyway, I squirrelled away the image and pondered on how to incorporate it in to something I could make. Then last month fellow 'like for ever-er' Caroline Free posted about make cut files in to stitching patterns... bingo! This would be the perfect thing to do... I checked with Jen and she graciously said I could use her image and this layout was born.
The layout is quite simple, lots of white on white with just a pop of yellow to set it off. The stitching was all done by hand and took quite a while, but I did notice as I went along I got faster - practice really does improve you!
I collected up some white sequins from different SpiegelMom Scraps mixes - I used Fairytale mixes that are now sold out but you can find them in other mixes too - and paired them with the Cloudy Day Felties. Each cloud was nested on a little tangle of the grey-white thread I used to stitch 'a cloudy day'.
I even stitched a little square beneath my photo, so you could see little glimpses of stitching from different angles. I matted my photo with some yellow card to match the thread and some glassine bag off cuts.
You can find the materials I used here;
Jen Schow printables
sequins mixes - green machine and winter white
tiny label from Things That Shine
thread from my Mum's stash!
Thanks for stopping by!