Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday's Tutorial #2

Tips from Julie Ann Shahin, FounderIdeas for Free Style Layouts
1. Crazy Stitching (my stitching is actually bright red thread although it doesn't show well in this photograph)

2. Print wild sizes of digital alphabet letters on sticker paper

3. Use a specialty paper such as Carribean Colors by Worldwin.
This ultra heavy cardstock has a handmade-look hammered texture finish and outstanding paper crafting characteristics. Beautiful deckle edge effect when torn lets you make distinctive cards, tags and embellishments with ease.

My sister's change from blonde to red hair inspired this layout. I let loose with the stitching using a zig zag stitch and red thread. Stretch your imagination and see where it takes you.
Resources for creating this look with digital products:
Doodled and stitched alpha by Kate Hadfield

Gina Miller Stitch Essentials

Grommet Overlays by Corina Nielsen

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1 comment:

kerrandda said...

I have always loved the freestyle effect! You've got such a great layout here with that bold red "all over" stitching! Love everything about it!