Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sewn With Love layout by Amy

Hi everyone, today we have a project from Amy to share!

When I was given this Bo Bunny Pincushion line for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team I wasn't sure at first what to do with it!  My grandma has always been a seamstress, I have done my share of sewing in my lifetime as well but....the women in my family hate(!) being in front of the camera. Alas, not any vintage photos of my grandma in the sewing room that I can see so clearly in my childhood memories. 

But I still felt like this paper needed to pay tribute to my grandma so I set it aside to "percolate" in my brain. I am one of those individuals that will stew on something in the background of my brain and wake up at 2 am knowing what direction I want to go. It didn't take long! Since we had just done family photos in November with the fabulous Sonia Doneghue, I had the perfect photo to incorporate in this layout that paid tribute to my grandma and shows off my beautiful family. And a rare treat of three camera shy women in the photo! 

 I finally got to play with my Vagabond for the very first time on this project when I wanted flowers that were a little different and showed off some of the other pages of the Pincushion paper. Also here are Maya Road mini spools, twine, vintage trinket flowers, mini ruler, and sewing chipboard pieces. I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Brushed Pewter (scissors and safety pin), Peeled Paint (letters), Black Soot (sewing machine), and Antique Bronze (scrolls and gears). The big spool is covered in VerDay Copper Paint.

Here a close up of my favorite part of any project - the layering! Sometimes I have to remind myself to stop so it will fit in the book I need to put it in!

Families are sewn together - with hugs, laughter, tears, and most of all love. Enjoy!

This project is on display at The Crafty Scrapper, you can 
see all the details and get a list of supplies used on the layout when you stop in!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


craftyscrapper said...

Love what you did with this paper, I didn't like the paper until I saw your layout, great job!


Great LO Amy! Love all your Maya Road embellies and how they all work together for scrapbooking perfection.

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love the layers of flowers!

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Very cute layout! Makes me wish I knew how to sew!