Friday, April 20, 2012

Challenge Eleven

Challenge number eleven was to use two contrasting patterns to create a background. When I started, I really had no idea of where I was headed with the design, but after playing for awhile, I ended up with a happy page about my niece Olivia and her Grandma:

(Supplies: Letter stickers by American Crafts. Stamp by Stampin' Up! Ink by Tim Holtz Distress. Thread, unknown manufacturer. All other supplies by Doodlebug.)

Those sewing icons are so adorable, and I really dig how that half circle journaling block fits in. Since I don't have an accessible sewing machine right now, I did the stitching by hand, and it's one of those activities I can do while zoning out, quite relaxing. I liked incorporating stamping again, and that one was a perfect compliment for this story. I was able to use only a part of the stamp by using a Distress marker as my ink.

Five more to go! Wonder if I can get them all done today...


  1. What a sweet layout!! I love the colors--and the sewing machine is adorable!!

  2. This is so cute Mel! Love the colors/patterns and stitching :)

  3. Very cute. Livvie looks adorable too.