Monday, 10 February 2020

Stick It Down | love you


Hello!  Happy Monday!


Here is my layout for Stick It Down.  When I drew up this sketch I had the layout in mind so I pretty much copied the sketch exactly...


I used my Silhouette Cameo and sketch pens to create the love you patterned paper strip, the Y and U, and the top peek-a-boo section.  I then switched to a cutting blade and cut them out.  I also cut out an O to use as a template to trim my photo.  Whilst I had the Silhouette up and running I cut a stitchnig template for 'love' on a 12x12 background.  I make my stitching templates by switching the solid line of text to a dashed line.  Also, as I am a lazy impatient bad hand sewist I go through and delete every other dash.  This makes the stitches larger and takes a lot less time to complete the sewing!



The hardest part of the layout was choosing which colour heart stickers to use...

I opted for yellow, a deliberate swerve of my instinct to use green.  I'd use green on everything...


I added a haze of yellow behind th photo using a polychromos coloured pencil and a blending stump.  It is subtle but I love the little subtle touches.


I hope you can join us over at Stick It Down this month.  Remember the sketch can be interpretted many different ways and doesn't need to have the title 'love you' - you could use any words.


Here's the process video...



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