I started with this layout (based on a sketch from MME), which when I finished it, didn't really strike me as being done.
So I thought I'd add a bit of stitching, around the polka dot paper to 'frame' it. First. gather your supplies, a piercing tools, a large eye needle, embroidery floss, and something to press into. I use a piece of foam that came in a package of brads, another option is an old mouse pad. If you are working on a good table make sure it is protected.
Now it feels done, a few finishing touches was all it needed!
Here is another example, it's a layout I completed a while ago, but shows stitching as well.
For the stitching on this layout, i lightly traced around 3 different sizes of storage jars. I then, pierced my holes approximately the same distance apart. Then I erased the pencil lines (use a good white eraser), and stitched away! You'll noticed there are no spaces in my stitching on this layout.
Thanks for popping by to visit us today!
PS if you are looking for older techniques, they have been moved. You can find them by going to the 'Posts by Category" section near the "Blog Archives" . I moved them so that each technique could have it's own post instead of sharing a page, and to enable commenting.