Here is my 2nd page with the We Scrap North Shore kit, the picture was on my eldest's birthday and 'cos it was quite dark and inside I edited it in some photo software and then made it black and white.
The inspiration is an eclectic mix for this page - I have seen the little stitch patches on the sides of pages lots, and I love the stitched through letter look as well as kraft doilies, so I just wanted to have a go at all of that!
To make the page I dug out some of my Christmas presents for this page which include the Spellbinders iron works die, some gorgeous doily type shapes which I have also seen used on Christmas cards to (so got to remember that for next year). So I made some kraft doilies and inked around the edges with distress ink too. My other Christmas present was the the ek success abstract flower punch which I used on a strip below the photo. I started by mounting my picture on some white card to make it more polaroidish and then stitched around the photo and inked the edge. I layered up some squares of the paper, stitching and inking the edges as I went. I made a little journal block out of the lined MME paper and wrapped it in twine, then added some of the tags and flags, ribbon and bunting, stitching bits as I went. I also added some strips of stitching at either corner of the page and then finished it off with some flicks of Antique Copper Glimmer mist. The title is jillibean soup corrugated card and I added a few rows of stitching through that too (so a thoroughly stitched page for this one :))
And in other exciting news I have been asked to join the Studio Challenge Blog design team, which has bi-monthly sketch and themed challenges, my first page for this will be up on the 19th February. It is a great group of creative ladies to be a part of so I am really excited.