Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Childhood Hero Layout, Stitched and Water Colored

Today’s project is a stitched, water colored, layout featuring my daughters childhood hero. I used 3 different patterns from Graphic 45’s Fairie Dust, majoring on the B sides. Those tiny prints appeal to me and make layering a snap.

~ Childhood Hero ~
The signature page for Fairie Dust has a lovely frame with images outlined along the edges. I knew right away that I wanted to add watercolors to it. The color intensity is muted by the background of blue and green, but over all I like the way the fairies are highlighted.
I fussy cut violets but had to back them with vellum doilies. I didn’t want them disappearing into the purple of the central strip.
The frame ended up with a few chunks bitten right out of it. To camouflaged the small gaps by inking the inner edge of the frame. The large bits were covered with fussy cut fairies from Tiny Toadstools.
I folded down the corners of the photo mat and stitched them with gold braid. I also stitched the purple central strip to grey cardstock. I tried a fancy stitch first, but it didn’t really show up so I went over it with a zigzag.
This layout is a Fairie Garden in response to a prompt from Inspired By:
Cardstock:Crafters Warehouse
Patterned Paper:Graphic 45
Design Vellum:Hobby Lobby
Flowers:Prima, Recollections
Alpha, Stickers:Studio Calico
Tiny Type:My Minds Eye
Cutting Die:Crafters Companion
Ink:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!
~Charity Hotrum~