Thursday, March 06, 2008

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack

Over the last few weeks Ive been involved in a challenge over at Itty Bitty Scrap Shack. I really enjoy these challenges -they make me think outside the box, and push my creativity. This week the challenge was to use paint, chipboard, sewing and repeating elements on a LO. This is mine:

This LO took forever, because my sewing machine would not cooperate. The thread kept tangling up, and it kept missing stitches. Now this is not such a problem sewing on fabric, but on paper and card you are left with holes. So I had no alternative but to unthread the machine and to continue sewing. That meant I then had to go back and hand sew all the holes. I also decided to make a leaf embellishment using vellum and hand sewing-that also took a lot of time. The resulting LO is quite different form my recent LOs. I usually like to tilt my photos and the use torn paper, lots of layering and ink. This LO however is quite plain and very linear.


paper.minx said...

Hi Pam. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Love your layout too. I'm really inspired by all the photographs on your blog :) Very fun.

Jen said...

Sorry to hear your sewing machine gave you trouble. The end result is so pretty. I really like the leaves. You did a wonderful job.
See you around Bad Girls.

Bethany Kartchner said...

Beautiful LO!

Lori said...

Love the detail on the leaf- you've got more patience than me! The end result is lovely- hope you make it through to the next round!

C70 said...

I love your page design!!

Christine (pink lemonade)