Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hand Stitching Challenge--Blanket Stitch

This week is my week to host the challenge over at Memorable Seasons
My challenge is to hand stitch on your layout. I have done the basic straight stitching before but this was the first time I tried the blanket stitch and I'm in LOVE!! For the challenge, you can use any type of stitch, but I wanted to try something new.

Here's my sample layout:

And here's how to create this stitch:

On my layout, I didn't put the blanket stitching just along the edges...I actually cut into my paper with an exacto knife to make a straight edge in the middle of my paper so the continuous line of thread would be more visible. Above the cut line, I punched holes to create the little points of the blanket stitch.

And if you just want to do it along the edge of your page, here's a sample of that look:

I can't wait to see how you use hand stitching on your next project!

And here's more details about the first sample layout...

I had already used the August calendar that came in the set of calendar cards, so I created one for my layout by stamping the calendar word on cream cardstock then cutting it out and attaching it to the card with two blue brads. And yes, I goofed and didn't use a calendar that had 31 days in the month to work for August. oops! :)

Supplies Used:
*Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards
*Maya Road Country Home Flowers
*Bazzill Brown Scallop Cardstock
Sassafras Pocket Full of Posies Pattern Paper: Hooty
Sassafrass Vintage Yummy Paper: Pleasantly Puzzled
7 Gypsies Mini Label Stickers: Naked Color
Blue cardstock
Hero Arts calendar month stamp
Ranger Inkssentials white pen
EK Success Zig Marker--Red
Close To My Heart blue brads
WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Cream Crochet Thread and needle (Blanket Stitch)
Vellum saying- Memories Complete
Lil Davis Ice Blue Metallic Paint
Bazzill chipboard square
Foam Tape

* Products received as part of Design Team kit. All other supplies used were purchased by me.

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