This month the challenge at inspireMe is to do some creative stitching on a layout. So I went all out to try something new. As you know I have been a quilter and sewer for years. My mom taught me to sew when I was 12 and I made my first quilt when I was 18, so drawing from those experiences are pretty effortless at this point. That is one of my goals this year - to try to combine more of my other artistic talents into my work.
My idea - use paper like a piece of fabric and quilt it. Also to do some bobbin work embroidery somewhere.
This is the bobbin embroidery. That is where you stitch with a heavy thread in the bobbin- bypassing your bobbin tension and sew from the back side of the paper. It turned out great! And I added some french knots and chalk to accent the flowers.
Then I wet and crumpled the paper, smoothed it out and let it dry. Then layered the paper with cotton batting and free-motion stitched over the entire piece in a meandering pattern. It added a beautiful tone-on-tone texture!
Then just did some layering of papers and this adorable photo of Em. I also cut some hot pink petals from velvet and made a flower to match the one that Emma is holding. I love feathers and I am sure you have been seeing those around lately - so these yellow ones added the perfect finishing touch along with some paper curls.
I was unsure about my title and then looked at Scrapping the Music this week and loved this part of this song by Sugarbomb.
Anyway, that is all for now! See you soon! :D