Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sew are you ready for Challenge #3?

Sew cute!

Sew fun!

Sew easy!

Sew a frame!

Frames on a page help the eye distinguish areas of interest. Sewing creates these inexpensively, in any color you wish and in any style you can imagine!

I went a little crazy with the process, but I had a blast doing it! My first layer was clear, so I wanted to show the edge, so I hand stitched around the outside edge of the Hambly overlay.

The next layer of Basic Grey couldn't be glued down easily so it was sewn underneath the overlay so the chandelier was over the top. Next the Scenic Route layer was zig-zag stitched over the the chandlier and the Jenni Bowlin ledger was stitched over the top of that. Last of all I hand stitched the picture on with the pink DMC floss so that it would create a visual balance with the color of the chandelier and did the title and journaling work in the white space created by the stitched frames, creating visual columns in the project. A lot of sewing, but I saved a ton of money on adhesive, LOL!

Jen used sewing to create movement in the frame. It helps tell the story, and it is a beautiful feature in the layout as well by serving as a fantastic embellishment that brings a substantial amount of pop into the projects otherwise soothing colors, Sew fun!!!!

Deb selected a background paper that mimics the look of sewing, and her frame has the same straight stitch echoed in the design. And how clever is it that she is addressing her love for kids clothes from Gymboree, a company that is known for their darling stitching and attention to details, with similar accents, the tags from the clothes, and that pop of red hand stitching!


your challenge is to sew a frame. Any kind of frame anywhere on your project. Journaling, photos or embellishments, sew a frame for them!

This is a great challenge for those who digi or do fusion projects, there are tons of stitched kits out there, I would love to see those projects as well, so please share!

Link your project in the comments and let us see what you have sewn!

There will be goodies for those who play, so play early and play often!



Edleen said...

love all the layouts!
sew much fun :D

will have to try this one :)

Anonymous said...

I did a layout like this over the weekend. Not quite a frame but I did stitch on my layout.


Emily Pitts said...

this i can do without thinking twice. thanks bek for the break! :)

SunnyMommie said...

gorgeous layouts!!!!


Celeste B. said...

I just created a layout this weekend.

Laura Achilles said...

I did a layout! I love using my sewing machine on my layouts!

darl_jo said...

Love this challenge.......

here's mine:

CAKVD said...

This was such a great challenge! Thanks for challenging me to get my sewing machine out for the first time!!! I can't wait to do more!! Here's mine:

Cheryl KVD

Becky said...

Jolynn, I couldn't leave a comment on your layout, but I just wanted you to know how beautiful it is and what a great job you did!!!
Thanks so much for playing!

JanetB said...

Here is mine. I don't sew but I wanted to play along! FUN!

Anonymous said...

I again LOVED the challenge. I did a ton of stitching on this layout, a small part of which was a frame. I don't know if this really qualifies for the challenge, but I had a lot of fun doing it and am pleased with the result. Thanks again for the challenge!


Athena said...

Woo Hoo! I did it! I didn't feel like dragging the machine out, so I came up with a different looking stitched frame. Not quite right, but I may fix it (someday)

Thanks for the challenge!

Alisa said...

Okay, I'm not sure if this counts, but I hope it does.

Thanks for the fun!

SunnyMommie said...

Here is mine :

So fun!!! thank you so much!

Jessica said...

Who won this challenge?