July 6, 2016

Amy Tangerine + Handstitching

Stitching is a design element that I keep going back to again and again. There's nothing like a little needle and thread work to add a pop of color and texture to a story.

I made this a while back for the American Crafts blog using Amy Tangerine's Finder's Keepers collection. I wanted to highlight this story about swimming with the dolphins in Atlantis, keeping the design bold but not so bold that it would eat the photo!
To see how I created the title, see the blog post here. Basically, I cut the center out of the AC DIY Subway Alpha Stickers, stuck them down to the layout and then filled in the missing parts with embroidery floss. Instant pop and that handmade touch I like to add!
This one took a bit of planning. I had to decide the spacing for the title, mark off exactly where the journaling would go and then run the background through my Epson wide format printer
To add weight to the photo, layers of die cut Finder Keepers paper were used. A few wood and transparency embellishments and a few tickets tucked just underneath add more color and weight to the focal point. The bold diagonal background does the same thing - draws the eye right to that photo smack in the center!

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  1. Such a cool layout!! Great photo too:))

  2. Can i take it for my background?
    I'm working in the thay man hinh xiaomi. It's amazing