Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An adventure in handcutting..... but too late!

I was keen to have a go at the monthly team challenge on the UKS site, which included a sketch and either sewing or stamping, so I got my supplies out and started playing around, but realised I was just too late to enter the competition.  Ditched the sketch as I decided I really wanted an old single photo with all the stunning flowers on the Authentique paper in my recent Gottacraft August kit.

I'm not often one for yellow, but teamed with grey and not too bright, this range is awesome and I've used it more than once already.  MME were kind enough to bring out their Lost & Found range which has some coordinating brads and buttons in it, so I indulged myself with lots of product and started an epic hand cut of all the flowers on the sheet.  With the bits left over I punched out scalloped circles in two sizes to give me extras to fill in the gaps.

I did stick to the sewing, and drew a shield shape, then sewed big stitches, alternately in embroidery silk and MME Bakers Twine. I also added some K&Co sticky lace to tone down the yellow a bit.




My grandparents were very special people, sadly long dead, but still missed.  I love that my Granny has written on the photo as it is a memento of her handwriting, and the hidden journalling gives some background info for future generations, should they want to know!

Thanks for looking.

7 comments:

Helen said...

I love your layout - the cutting works really well! It's great to have some writing on the photo too, isn't it.

sutty said...

Those papers are lovely, and so much hand cutting - it's beautiful, and must have taken lots of time.

Jo said...

Another stunning layout Ali x

Claireliz said...

Lovely layout, my nan's written on her photos too, think it's fab as it adds something extra special.
C xx

Sandra said...

Oh it's lovely Ali, it's a good reminder when we see loved ones hand writing. It's something I don't think we do enough of these days

Sarnj said...

That's beautiful Ali - you are still the Queen of handcutting!

Jimjams said...

WOW - just dropped by to say "Thanks" for your sweet comments and realised I needed to explore a little - stunning page, well worth the effort and the Monthly Challenge suffered a loss - hope you find the time to join in next month!