Monday, September 17, 2007

Mother Nature is Preparing for Sleep...

Oh, you can tell it's becoming Fall! We had the windows open until noon today! It was really cool early this morning and warmed up to a perfect afternoon temperature. The weatherman said there was snow in the high Uintas! So, with Fall on my mind, I chose to do a LO for you today with a Fall theme.

Feel free to use these instructions to make your own layout. You are free to link to this page from any forum, etc., if you wish, but please do NOT copy this information and/or photos to use for your own classes/forums/webpages without my permission.
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Supplies needed:

1 sheet of Basic Grey Seethe (All of the paper is from the Infuse line. I had a pad w/mini patterns which I used here.)
1 pc., 4" x 6," of Stew (red)
1 pc., 3" x 6," of Invest (stripe)
1 pc., 3" x 6," of Condense (white w/green pattern)
Chatterbox Alphas & photo corners
American Crafts felt flowers
Heidi Swapp large red flower
Prima Fall leaves
Basic Grey rub ons
Color Box Ink - dark moss
Jenni Bowlin journaling card
sewing machine and brown thread
compass
ruler
buttons
adhesive
brads

Select the cardstock and patterned papers of your choice. You will need three pieces of PP along with what you choose for the base. This would be a great LO to use scraps! After cutting your papers to the sizes above, ink the edges. Let dry. Now, place your three sheets on the base paper as shown in the photo below. Do not glue yet.

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Take time to make sure your angles are the way you like them. Now, add some glue to the backs of the three cuts so that they stick firmly enough to the back that there isn't a problem when stitching.

Using a ruler, find and mark the center of your base paper. Use your compass to poke a tiny hole from the back to the front so you know where to place the compass. Turn your paper so that the colored side is up. Place the point of your compass in the tiny hole and, with the pencil, draw a circle that intersects all three of the PPs. Mine is 9" in diameter. Make sure you can see your pencil line. Dark is good. It won't show later if you're using dark thread. My thread is dark brown.

Now, you are ready to sew. Using the straight stitch, follow your pencil line all the way around. I began at the corner that is under the large group of flowers in the lower left. Continue around two more times. Try to make your second and third stitch lines just a little off the first line. If you go wide, don't worry! When done, pull your ends through and knot.

Next, select the flowers you will want to place on the stitched circle. Do not attach the flowers yet. You are placing these to determine where to begin your rub ons.

I used rub ons that are long. I used a couple together to add more length and interest. There are rub ons at four locations along the circle. Start applying your rub ons next to the flowers. See photo.

Now you are ready to attach your flowers. When this is done, add your photo. Make interesting corners. On the example below, I used photo corners that matched the alphas as well as buttons which carry the colors.

You're almost done! LOL - Now, add your title and journaling. You are done!

This layout isn't very hard to do. I've listed lots of details so that if questions arise, you'll have answers. I hope you liked this week's class and will return next Monday for another. Let me know how it went!

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6 comments:

twinsand2boys said...

Beautiful layout! LOVE that circle!

Alison said...

Beautiful layout!!

katydid said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

jana said...

i just love your layout! the colors and esp the picture is awesome!

ellen said...

fabulous!!!

Lauren said...

OOOooo....this is so pretty! Love the flower embellishments:)