Monday, February 27, 2012


I love everything about kites. The way they look, the shapes, colors, I even love flying them. My dad taught me how to make kites when I was seven, and I've been hooked ever since. Which is why I love that my kids love kites too. So whenever the weather is good, and we have some free time, we head out to Venice beach, and fly kites.

I created this layout for Lily Bee, and it uses the new collections Buttercup and Double Dutch. I cut out the kites with an x-acto knife and layered the papers underneath.

While cutting, I was wishing for a Silhouette... Sigh. But anyway, they were pretty simple, and didn't take a lot of time. The shadows created by the cutouts is so different from layering the patterned paper on top. Love that.

I finished the layout with a few handstitched tails, a handstitched title, and printed journaling using one of the Index Journaling Cards. Pretty simple. I like simple!


Erica February 27, 2012 at 8:03 AM  

your stitching lately is killing me! so pretty :)

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties February 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM  

Love it! Seriously, it's so fun to watch your techniques/materials change and yet still always stay true to your simple, classic style.

This is a lovely layout!

melanie February 28, 2012 at 5:46 AM  

You are KILLING me with this stitching, wow!!! LOVE this. xo

melanie February 28, 2012 at 5:47 AM  

Uh, and I did NOT read Erica's comment before I wrote mine, I swear. ;p

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