It’s hard to believe that the end of the month is already here and with it, we have our first round of flickr Friends to reveal!
Each month, we provide a theme for you to use on your projects and then upload to our flickr pool. At the end of each month, we select a few of our favorites to post here on our blog and send them some BasjcGrey goodies as our way of saying thanks. The theme for this month was “stitching” and was inspired by our Nordic Holiday collection. Many of the papers in the collection include faux stitching, there are stitched buttons and even a stamp with a stitched greeting. You may interpret this theme in any way that you’d like!
First, I thought I’d share with you some great examples from our design team using this month’s theme :
Confidential Mummy & Lucy Business | Georgia Keays
SUPPLIES: [NORDIC HOLIDAY] NOR-3440 Apre Ski, NOR-3451 Vertical, NOR-3441 Black Diamond, NOR-3445 Catching Air, NOR-3457 Alpha Stickers, NOR-3465 Glitter Chipboard, MET-3460 Glazed Brads, NOR-3466 Rubon Book, NOR-3469 Journaling Sets [LIFE OF THE PARTY] LOP-3160 Sticker Micro Monograms [CHIPBOARD] CHP-1502 Delilah (Brown).
Georgia explains, “I chose the navy Apre Sky paper as a background not only because it match my daughter’s outfit but because it offset the traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green perfectly. I’ve stitched a red and white candy cane border around the border and have used hand stitching to pick out details on the Black Diamond paper and Journaling set tag. I love the dimension and texture the stitching adds to my layout.”
Season’s Greetings | Larissa Albernaz
SUPPLIES: SUPPLIES : [NORDIC HOLIDAY] NOR-3453 Yard Sale, NOR- 3446 Shalom, NOR – 3447 Moguls, NOR-3441 Black Diamond, NOR-3440 Apre Ski, NOR-3449 LIfit Ticket, NOR-3437 Santa Lucia, NOR-3442 Gondola, NOR-3456 Element Stickers, NOR-3465 Glitter Chipboard, NOR-3460 Glazed Brads, [BASICS] BAS-2629 Basic White – Ribbon Doilies, [MAX & WHISKERS] MAX-2494 Max & Whiskers – Ribbon Doilies; [LITTLE BLACK DRESS] LBD-3487 Modern Vogue. [PICADILLY] MET-3539 Metal Flowers.
“I love how some papers in the Nordic Holiday collections look like a cozy sweater. They´re perfect for winter photos,” Larissa says. “I used them in my layout taking advantage on the cross stitching patterns that perfectly matched with the stitching I incorporated to my page inspired by the challenge”
Christmas Cheer | Leeann Pearce
SUPPLIES: (NORDIC HOLIDAY) NOR-3441 Black Diamond, NOR-3446 Slalom, NOR-3451 Vertical, NOR-3437 Santa lucia, NOR-3442 Gondola, NOR-3445 catching Air, NOR-3450 Powder, NOR-3465 Glitter Chipboard, NOR-3457 Alpha Stickers, MET-3460 Glazed Brads, (LIFE OF THE PARTY) BUT-3166 Buttons.
Leeann notes, “I absolutely love to use stitching on my projects whether it’s by machine or hand. I love the details of the faux stitching in the Nordic collection and wanted to highlight sections of it. I trimmed a mixture of the pattern papers into thin strips and machine stitch them down the centre. I also added some hand stitching by using a decorative paper piecer. It definitely added that finishing touch to the page”.
And without further ado, some of our favorites from our flickr pool using this month’s theme :
Snowman | Vanessa Menhorn
We love the finished look the stitched borders give Vanessa’s card. The red stitched border highlights the Nordic Holiday patterned paper and her faux white stitching on the green cardstock really makes her snowman come alive!
Hello Winter | Jennifer Shaw
Another great project using our Nordic Holiday line! With just a few stitches on her title and below her photos, Jennifer lends a great handmade look to her layout – such a great touch!
Olympic Quilters | Sheena Ribena
And last but not least, this themed layout from Sheena is the perfect use for stitching! We loev how she stitched on smaller pieces of patterned paper to form a quilt pattern which also matches the subject matter of her layout.
A BIG thank you to all of you who uploaded your projects and of course, to our three winners! We’ll be in touch shortly to arrange your prizes. Look for January’s theme to be posted on Sunday, January 1, 2012!