Sunday, February 9, 2014

Final touches: stitching

I was working on a page about my son recently and noticed that sometimes, when I think I'm done, I need to step back and figure out a final touch. Case in point:

I really like the page; I used Studio Calico's Project Life and Scrapbook kit Copper Mountain, and for the title, I stamped it, then added Zig glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on it. Still, there's a little...emptiness, I thought about adding embellishments, but I didn't think I needed stuff, but texture. So I decided to stitch. Here's the final page:

I hand drew some sparkles, punched holes, and stitched. I also added a brown woodgrain star sticker I had (literally) lying on my scrap table. I'm not sure about it; I might add another to the lower right to balance it.

Other final stitches I tend to add are cross-stitches and sometimes backstitched photo corners.

Thank you for checking out my page! I hope it gives you ideas for adding just a few stitched as a final touch on a page.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Love the idea of using the small stitching as part of an embellishment grouping. I also like the star and don't think you need to add another to the bottom right.