Friday, February 25, 2011

Cousins on the farm

Hi there scrappy friends! Don't know about you but I love Fridays! Lol! Just to show how joyful I am because its Friday, I'm going to share a layout today! This is for a technique challenge set by my scrappy friend Sue over at Scrapbooking Top 50. We had to handmake our title and include a page border and a flourish.


I've machine stitched the grid lines as my page border - definitely won't do that in a hurry again. I love how it came out but it was such a big job getting rid of all the loose cotton strings hanging everywhere. :-0 The photo is of my DD and her two cousins on the farm in December 2007. I had a lot of fun with this one using some of my favourite Basic Grey Curio papers. The birdcage is from Scrapware and the flowers are from an old Prima line. The flourish is from Kaisercraft. All products can be found here.
A close up of my embellie cluster.
And a closer look and my handmade cork title. :)
I'm hoping to complete another layout this weekend.
Thanks for popping by my little blog and for your lovely comments.
Hope you have fantastic weekend!
M xox

22 comments:

Kerryn said...

Love it Marelize!! Loving all that stitching :).

Samantha Hauzer said...

Oh wow, that stitching is awesome!! Gorgeous layout Marelize!

Rachael Funnell said...

This Is Soooooo Divine Marelize!!!! that Stitching grid... FAB U LAS!!Love all the other details too... Makes me feel like doing a layout with some of my Basic Grey-Curio Stash!!!! Hehehehe...
Have a lovely Weekend!
XXX

Jasmine S said...

OMGoodness, that grid is super super awesome. What a great idea. Hard but well worth the effort. Love your embellies and the bling. Gorgeous work.
(and thank you for your gorgeous comments too).

Kim said...

WAY to cool stitching, looks freakin awesome, I love the soft girly touches with the bling and butterflies too!

Sharon said...

Oh Wow M that is so worth the work it took, it looks fantastic. Love it!!!

Jennifer said...

This LO is sooo amazing! The grid frame is awesome and the hand done title too. These handmade creative touches always make a LO look sooo original! Loving the Curio you used. One of my fave lines too. The birdcage is so sweet! Have fun scrapping this weekend. :)

Judith said...

Love the stitching.

Mandy said...

gee...this is beautiful...makes me want to scrap!!!xxx

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a gorgeous page, Marelize! That stitched grid is amazing, and the whole page is just beautiful. I especially love that little bit of the doily peeking through the birdcage!

Suzanne McGregor said...

OMG, just gorgeous, such patience to sew those grid lines! Bravo M!

Heather Jacob said...

awesome stitching and a fabulous LO... love your colour combos and all your embellies and details... beautiful .. hugz x

Karen Shady said...

WOW !! love that stitching... beautiful LO... have a great weekend

Cathy said...

WOW love your beautiful page Marelize. The stitched grid looks fantastic and I love all the pretty elements!! :)

Belinda said...

Gorgeous Marelize!! Love your amazing stitching on the kraft background!! Awesome.

Leonie said...

HI Marelize, what a great job you've done with this challenge. the border looks fab worth cutting all those loose threads! and the title adds great texture!

Lisa Amiet said...

Oh Marelize! That is just sooo fab!! Love the title..funky and the stitching...way more patience with a sewing machine than me! Beautiful work xoxo

Melinda said...

WOW love that stitched grid and I can imagine it would have take a while to do, but it really sets it off! GORGEOUS!! Thanks for popping in on my blog too...love hearing from you :) xx

Melinda Spinks said...

Okay, that is some serious stithing going on but what a brilliant effect! Marelize the colours are so bright and vivid in this layout and I love the contrast on the Kraft backing. Just gorgeous! :)

Liz Weber said...

Wowzers Marelize this is stunning, I thought you had drawn the grid lines but your sewing is sooo effective and creative. LOVE the title, love the gorgeous pearl swirls and just love the whole design of your wonderful layout. TFS! Hope you have a fab week!

Nerrida said...

Wow! That stitchcing makes the whole LO look just fabulous - love it! What a clever idea!

Trudi Harrison said...

Striking and gorgeous and the stitched background is fabulous!