2019 AFFIRMATION | Nathalie DeSousa January 03, 2019 07:00

Hi there!

Happy New Year to you all!  Nathalie with you today with a rather special project that is all about self-encouragement.  As the new year starts, I wanted to take the time to create a page that will serve as a daily reminder of the awesome-complex-simple gift we are.  So, I pulled a few cut files from the Just Nick Studio Shop to create this page.

 

 

I chose to alter a bit of the Everyday Words Background to create the background for this page.   The words where rearranged so that they increase in size as the large title progresses.


I wanted to combine a few of my favorite things in one page, so first i had the Silhouette draw the large title, this way i could create the stitching guide by using a paper piercer.

 

 

Next I used color embroidery ( a rainbow) to stitch the title -thank God for the small trips and breaks during the Holiday get togethers-.  Once it was all completed, I added a bit of mixed media (Vicki Boutin Art Crayons) to the letters to create an ombre effect for each row.

 

 

 

To complete this page, I pulled Pink Paislee's Whimsical collection to embellish the layout -i color blocked the embellishments-, but chose to also cut a few stems from white cardstock using the Stems 5 cut file.  These were layered behind the picture, and to help create the color clusters around the picture.

 

 

I love how this turned out, and now sits as a display in my workspace.   I hope this has inspired you to create a page about you and your goals or -like in this case- some affirmation.

 

Remember to stop by the Just Nick Studio Shop to check the cut files i used in this page, and all the designs available.   If you have questions on how this was put together, you can always contact me.

XO,