Saturday, April 1, 2017

Guest Designer for April for ArchiScraps Blot - SEW FUN!

There is a FUN and Colorful Challenge Blog that I have been playing along with recently.  The Blog is called Archi-scraps, and they are located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia . If you like a good challenge, you should check them out and play along too!

I'm SUPER EXCITED to have been selected to be their April Guest Designer and I'm thankful for the honor!! Their challenges are quite unique, and mainly consist of one word, and an inspiration photo.  This really leaves room for your own interpretation, and makes it all quite FUN!

The Challenge for April is to make a layout or card featuring sewing (hand or machine) and using the photo below for inspiration.
I used the colors GREEN and ORANGE as inspiration from the photo, and did all my sewing by hand.  
Here is my Layout:
As you can see in the journaling on the tag, hubby and I were on the Jungle Cruise, at Disneyland in these photos.  I hand stitched a design along the top and bottom of the layout, as well as added 2 lines of stitching and added some beads above and below the photos.  Lots of GREEN and ORANGE! I really wanted to give this layout a "JUNGLE" feel!
Here are some close ups for you!
Here is a close up of the stitching and I am loving that AWESOME title!  It is from a set of Dear Lizzy  - "Hello" Thickers

Here is a close up of the beading, and some of the embellishments near the top right of the layout.
Of course I had to add a not so hidden "hidden Mickey" on the layout - after all, we were in Disneyland!  Love that sweet little tag that I covered with 3 different washi tapes!

Here is a close up of all the layers, tearing and stitching.  I did use a plastic guide, and first punched the holes of the stitched design into the paper, and then got busy sewing!
Love the 3D pop moth embellishment, and another close up of the stitching.

Here you can see another close up of the beading along with a few stitches that I added to the burlap.  I fussy cut the leaves out of a scrap of patterned paper that I had and layered them with pop dots to give them dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please take a peek over at the Archi-scraps Blog, and check out the full info on the challenge, along with lots more inspiration from the Design Team members there!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
Items used:
Dear Lizzy Thickers - "Hello"
BoBunny Zoology "Wild Thing"
BoBunny Kiwi Journal
Basic Grey - Curio / General Store
Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden  - Clear Pops
Fabric Palette - Jute Burlap Toile
Jillybean Soup - Wood Sprinkles
Art-C Bead Mix - Natural
Gems, Washi Tape, Embroidery Thread