Working Girl // 12x12 Layout Share - Stitching

February 16, 2017

Hello guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing a 12x12 layout that I posted sneak peeks of over on my Instagram. The final product is finally here! I loved working on this layout and hope you enjoy it. 

To start off with, I chose this Dear Lizzy patterned paper from the Day Dreamer collection as my background. Next, I wanted to play with my new stitching template set from Amy Tangerine. I decided that I would stitch part of my title. As fair warning, if you buy this set be sure to buy more embroidery floss to go with it. I did not have enough to complete this section of my title and supplemented with black thread instead. You can kinda tell now that I told you, but it doesn't really bother me. So, once I had that all stitched out, I decided that I needed some bright and fun letters to go with the harshness of the stitched letters. I pulled out these American Crafts teal glitter thickers in the font Fitzgerald. They're my fave!

I used this photo of myself while I was on lunch at my first full time job. I mounted the photo on to white cardstock, some teal patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, and  then a thin layer of black cardstock so it would pop. I had a 4x4 transparency from Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss collection that had pink metallic triangles on it. I decided to cut it up and slip it under the top right and bottoms left sides of my photo to add more interest. I also created a pocket underneath my photo to keep this tag for some hidden journaling.

The middle of the layout was getting heavy with all of the black accents, so I wanted to add more. I took some of my Ikea plain black washi tape and ran pieces down the lengths of my page. This not only provides additional contrast, but also keeps the layout contained and by that I mean keeps the viewers eyes on the page. The top left cluster has some teal washi tape from Michael's to incorporate more teal like the font. I used a We R Memory Keepers label and a Paper & Spool flair. I added a few more details using some Michael's enamel triangles and a Project Life wood veneer asterisk.

The largest cluster features a wood veneer flower cluster from Michael's. I layered some Pebbles leaf die cuts and a Recollections butterfly. I included a few puffy stickers from Heidi Swapp on the layout as well. I hope you enjoyed my first layout featuring stitching! I'm sure there will be many more in the future. Do you use stitching on your layouts? Thanks for stopping by!

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