Can't believe I've made it to week 10 already (and mostly stick to my rules! - I say mostly because this is a day late...)
This weeks post is to finish off all of the baby pages I have been doing since Easter when I spent so much time cuddling my new baby second cousins! It's the last picture of babies for a while I promise!
It's quite a simple page this time, but inspired by these two selfies I took during my many long cuddles with the girls.
I used this scrapbook layout from www.kaisercraft.com.au as inspiration for the colours and design. I loved the boldness of the pink/coral next to the black and the trailing flowers hanging from the top edge.
I cut out lots of flowers from a pink and black floral fabric which I then appliqued to the top of the page before adding some pink variegated thread lines and felt letters for the girls initials.
This week's journal challenge page is celebrating another visit I made during my Easter holidays (because nothing interesting happens during term time!). This time it was to visit my cousin Mark and his family. His daughter Harriet already has a page in this stitchbook, but that was over 7 weeks ago, (and she has done a lot of growing since then) so I thought she should have another dedicated page!
I based this page on this scrapbook layout I saw on pinterest by Paige Evans (paigeandchris.com).
I used the basic page layout here as inspiration and then swapped the paper butterflies for fabric prairie points ( a technique I have been meaning to try out for ages), and I tried to match the fabric to the background of her forest themed play mat. I'm really pleased how well they turned out and I'm definitely going to try them again soon!
After having so much fun creating my page based on my Easter visit to the Davis family,
this week I have continued to use the photos I took that weekend - to introduce my new second cousin: Rhiannnon. (As I did one to announce the arrival of her cousin Harriet at the start of this project, I thought it was only fair she got her own page!)
Finishing this page also let me bind the next 4 pages, so I now have 8 pages in the book (it's filling up fast!) Here is a picture of the double page Davis spread:
Welcome to week 7 - I've been on my Easter Holidays this week and have been doing some exciting things (so excuse me for being a few days late to post!). The best thing I have done with my time off is to visit my lovely cousin Rachel and meet her new baby Rhiannon for the first time.
Therefore I couldn't resist making some pages to show off the gorgeous new family. Here is the first one:
I wanted to try a technique here that I have seen in scrapbook tutorials using Sharpies to write on acetate which is then applied to the background to create a transparent layer. I couldn't use acetate, but I tried with a sewable PVC (sold as table protector) that I had bought for a previous project. The Sharpie worked really well and I was able to draw the black leaves above and sew them virtually invisibly through the stems.
I will certainly be trying this again and may have to purchase some more exciting coloured pens!
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.