Friday, 23 August 2013

Friendly Challenge - Stitching.

Happy Friday to all you lovely people out there and welcome to my little blog.
Today I have another friendly challenge to share with you, staring my dear friend Helen and myself.
Those of you who have visited for a while know the story by now but for all my new followers this is a challenge that my friend and I set each other about once a month. Then we meet up at Helen's place for chat, scrapping, eating and sharing our challenge creations with each other.
This month's challenge was to create a page using stitching templates as we both had some really old ones that hadn't seen the light of day for a while!
The Cutest Beach Bum by Kerry (that's me!).
Here is my page and I had this photo of my youngest daughter from several years ago that I wanted to scrap so I started off putting a wash of paint for my background.
The sun was not from a template ('cheat' I hear you shout!!!) but I needed a large sun so that I could place my journaling inside (and Helen let me off!).
After securing my photo and the papers under it I started sewing with a patterned template that I thought resembled waves using blue thread that had an ombre effect (light to dark and then back to light again).
Lots of little embellies and paper shapes tucked behind the photo and 'dew drops' for a watery feel!
That Puppy Face by Helen (that's my friend!)
This is Helen's page and it must be youngest daughter day as these photo's are of her youngest too. (Helens daughter is being a bit more lady like than mine).
What a cute puppy face though and check out those curls aren't they just adorable?
Helens page features some pretty swirl templates sewn in blue that match her hand made flowers!
 A closer look at Helens crochet flowers that she has recently learnt to make! Are they super sweet or what? I thought I would share the link that she has passed on to me for the video tutorial to make these flowers for yourself.  CLICK HERE.
I must get my hooks out this weekend and give it a go too.

I didn't know if you noticed my favourite template that Helen used, these really cool chevrons! (by Bazzil), I don't think you can buy it anymore so I may have to borrow it!!

I hope you enjoyed our layouts and our next challenge to each other is to make a page with predominately yellow paper/embellishments, a colour we both confess we like but don't scrap much.

I will be back soon with some pages made for a family challenge.
Until then enjoy your weekend. xx


  1. Oh my gosh! Both layouts are fantastic! Love the stitching on both! Your get togethers sound awesome!

  2. Your layout is the stitching and the layers.

  3. OMG these layouts are sensational!!! I love hand stitching on layouts but neither have the templates or the patience.....but I am full of admiration and longing!! There are so many gorgeous elements to your layout to rave about, so suffice to say....I LOVE it all :)