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Fun Stitched Ink Splats! | Morgan Langley August 24, 2017 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Back to school season is happening and for my layout this week I was inspired by these fun ink splats that just bring me back to elementary school art class! I used all paint chips for this layout which was a super fun challenge! 
     I cut all my ink splats on white card stock and then backed them with the paint chips. I tried to use bright fun colors! For added texture I went back and stitched with corresponding colors, even switching shades of thread on each ink splat. 
     I cut fun mixed semi circles with my left over paint chips and then put different colors together with different colored thread behind them to add to the page. 
     I cut my title on light pink card stock and added some sentiment stickers and gold chipboard glitter stars! This layout was different for me, but I love how it turned out! Thank you for reading and make sure to check out all our back to school posts and cut files! 

Happiness in Circles! | Morgan Langley August 06, 2017 07:00

Hello friends! Today I am kicking off circles week on the Just Nick blog using the "Dreamcatcher Background 1". I love the sections in this file and I knew I wanted to add some hand stitching!

I started by backing the cut file with papers from the new Maggie Holmes collection "Carousel". Then I stitched some of the sections using corresponding colors and some using plain white embroidery floss. 

I embellished using the puffy stickers from the collection as well as those gold glitter stars from the chipboard sticker sheet. I fussy cut two kites from the collection and layered them with some tangled thread. My title came from the ephemera pack and I love how it all came together!

I added some light pink splatters and added the border with my sewing machine! I used light blue thread and set my machine to do a scallop stitch! 

This layout was so fun to make and I love the look of the different sections with the Dreamcatcher Background file! Thank you for stopping by! 


Spring Embroidery Hoop March 29, 2017 06:54

When I first saw the Fancy Floral design in the store, I knew that someday I was going to use it as an embroidery pattern.  Well that someday has come!

 

I first started by printing the Fancy Floral cut file image onto a piece of Sulky Sticky-Fabic Solvy.  It is a sticky interfacing that dissolves in water AND is printable.  

I printed the image in a light grey right onto the Sulky sheet.  Then it just peels right off and sticks to your fabric!  I made sure to size it to fit the inside o my 6" hoop.

 

 

Then came the hours of embroidering!   I am just a beginner at this, but thanks to YouTube, I gained a bit of confidence.  I chose to stick with bright, springy colors and I used many different types of stitches for the different flowers.

 

 

 

It was refreshing to do an off the page project with a cut file image!  Hope this inspires you to think outside the box, too!