Good morning! I don’t usually participate in challenges, usually because I’m so caught up in whatever I’m doing that I don’t even think about doing anything until I find out the challenges are over. This time, I caught the early train for the Prima BAP challenge. It’s fun sometimes to create something from a particular set of guidelines, and challenging in a different way from how I normally create. I’ve uploaded a video of the process- check it out below!
I actually rotated the sketch for my layout, and based everything around the stitching I added. I thought it would be fun and different to stitch the top and bottom of the layout with lots of messy lines and chunks, then use the tail ends of all the threads and tie them together all over to form a kind of web. It was rather labor intensive, but so fun, and I love the way it turned out!
I used Prima’s Archivist line of paper for most everything you see- I just love the steampunk/vintage look to that line, and all the maps and text on every page. Since the stitching is the star here, I didn’t really add much else besides the paper- just some texture paste and a few tiny metal charms.
This layout is rather simple at first glance, and I really like that the simplicity of the layout itself allows the complexity of the stitching to be the shining star. I even love how I ended up with a few lines of threads on top of my photos. Like I’m caught in the web that is Los Angeles. 🙂 My husband should be happy! It is a pretty cool city. So big!!
Does anyone else use their sewing machine when they create layouts? Are you participating in the Prima BAP challenge this month? I can’t wait to see what you create if you are!
Don’t forget to check out the video of my process! I’d love your feedback on what you think of this layout and the techniques I used.