I think 3words sum up my Bluegrass Farm gallery pages this month: stitching, diecuts, and patterns. Stitching on the background, in a die cut design, and on those adorable little veneer pieces from Pip. Diecuts created with the amazing digital stamp scrapbook kit brushes and Paige’s gorgeous flower background cut file. And patterns? Well, I don’t have any cardstock on any of my pages… they are totally patterned paper this month! I worked with all of the scrapbook kits this month, including the NEW embellishment only add on, Pip. Here’s what I made this month:
Oceanfront: This page uses just the main Bluegrass Farm kit. I’m going to share more on how I created the masked and misted die cut title on Monday, so check back then!
Girl Power: This is my second main kit only page. I used my Silhouette and Paige’s flower background cut file to create the background. Since I wanted some white space on the page, I just deleted parts of the die cut pattern before cutting. You just use “ungroup” or “release compound path” in the Silhouette software and you can then select individual pieces of the design (individual flower pieces in this example) and delete them. This is an easy way to customize your cut files and make them more versatile. For the title I felt like I needed a pop of color instead of the brown letters that are in the kit. So, I traced the letters with a black pen and then painted inside with some bright yellow paint.
Let the Sunshine In: For this page I started with the “Let the Sunshine In” stamp brush, traced it and cut it out with my Silhouette. Then I stitched the swirl part of the design with some of the coral floss in the Pip add on. Used some vellum for my journaling and Stazon ink to stamp directly on my photo.
Life Is So Good: This final layout was inspired by this pin on pinterest. I wanted to mimic the hand cut boxes and hearts look. After I cut everything out, it felt like I needed some more contrast between the hearts and the surrounding boxes, so I used some white floss to stitch around several of the hearts. The title was die cut out of the same blue background paper (yay for the more paper add on!) and then misted with some dark blue mist to make it stand out more.
Which add is on your favorite?! Are you excited about the new embellishment-only add on option?! I know that’s been a request for awhile now. Thanks for stopping by…and remember, reveal for non-subscribers is at midnight tonight.