Saturday, August 18, 2012

Two scrapbook pages with stitching

Last week I very much enjoyed the "stitching on paper" series of classes at Obstinate Pursuit.  I frequently machine stitch on my pages, but it tends towards the fairly standard, stitch-around-the-edge variety.  So on these two pages, both using my Counterfeit Kit, I've tried to push myself to use my stitching a little differently.

First up, the Counterfeit Kit girls challenged us to "enter an online challenge".  I've created a page based on this sketch from Australian company Scrapbook Supplies Online

And here's my page:

I still stitched around the edge of my page, but I also stitched through the pinked circles, making them a bit more of a feature.

Secondly, I used the Counterfeit Kit Challenge sketch:

Gone are the days when I feel the need to follow a sketch exactly, but I've kept the overall feel of the sketch, and also found the perfect home for my bicycle paper!  (I just cut a strip off the side which will make a perfect journalling spot on another page!

As well as stitching down my ric rac and around the edge of the page (of course) I also stitched the photo down, through the larger banners, and attached the title tag.


  1. great stitching idea there must try and remember that. It has made a super page.

  2. Oh Julie! These are wonderful! I really love the stitching detail on your pinked circles, it really adds an extra little bit of texture and that feel of 'added love' to your layout!

    I'm so glad that you've been following along with the class - and that you're enjoying it x

  3. agree w/Clair about the texture in those pink circles!

  4. Oh lovely pages with super stitching - I love the idea of stitching onto embellishments (as opposed to stitching across them to attach them to the page) for added texture/emphasis! TFS

  5. Good for you :) These are fab layouts, love the extra detail that the stitching adds!

  6. These are both wonderful - love the color schemes and the stitching. May try that circle stitching myself.