Happy Sunday! Welcome to Technique Tuesday's Studio AE's July blog hop. So excited to be a part of this!
This month's stamp is the very versatile Get Outside by Ali Edwards. You can get your very own set here. For a peek of the stamp and my other layout using the fun stamps, go here.
Today's layout is the companion story to my last project. It tells about our love of the outdoors. Specifically, it's about a nature trail we visited regularly in Pennsylvania. It was tucked away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, next to an elementary school, and totally magical. Beautiful light filtering through the leaves, interesting looking weeds with strange flowers, a swishing creek running through it, flat rocks waiting to be skipped, and a monumental climb to the top of what my kids called "Monkey Rock." At the top is where I, breathlessly, promised myself (many times) that I'd start exercising. Ha.
|Supplies: patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; stamps: Technique Tuesday; punches: (butterfly and dragonfly) Martha Stewart + (flower) Fiskars; ink: Tsukineko; thread: DMC; font: Helvetica Neue Thin|
For this project, I used the stamps as they were. (I cut some apart for the other layout.) I printed the photos in strips, then added some journaling, some punched elements, some stamping, some grey and yellow, and some sewing. I really enjoy hand sewing on my projects! For the flower, I used a Fiskars flower punch, creased it a bit between the petals and added french knots in the middle. I also sewed some freehand swirls for the bugs. And that is it!
Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part in the Blog Hop today:
And don't forget to leave me a comment today for a chance to win Smooch by Ali stamp set.
From all the comments received during the hop on all 7 blogs, Technique Tuesday will pick two people to win the set.
You’ll also want to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog to see a special project from Bev, Technique Tuesday’s founder and CEO. Leave a comment about the blog hop there. Bev will pick someone who comments on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the A Date with Ali stamp set. So fab. I want it!
All comments must be made by midnight PST on July 12th.
Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on July 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.
Thanks so much for coming by! I'll be sharing another Studio AE project later this month.