Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Scrapbookers Anonymous...

Hello Everyone!  While I'd like to say "can you believe its Februray already"....I'm really saying YAY Its February already!!!  Here in NZ, that means the boys have started a new school year and routine is coming back into our house.  Ahhhhhhh......I can feel it now......

But since it is February, there is a new challenge up at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  This month's challenge is "hearts and stitching".  It doesn't matter what you make or how you incorporate your hearts and stitching...just make sure those two things are on your project!  A couple weeks ago I just needed to get my hands messy and play.  I love scrapping photos of my boy onto layouts but I had been having the feeling of needeing to just play.  As I was creating, I realized that if I incorporated some stitching that I was also completing an assignment.  :)  So I did.

I got my inspiration from this pin on Pinterest.  My best friend first Lynne pinned it and I really loved it.  I kept the hearts but made the canvas's my own.

I used 4 mini canvas's and did each one as its own artwork.  The letter stickers were a tan colour and I painted them teal with acrylic paint.  Mists, paints, stamps, buttons, lace....were all a part of what I used.

I painted my background canvas and then stamped it with my script stamp and attached the doilies.  Thanks to my best friend Lynne for helping me with her sewing machine to do the stitching on the background canvas.  She has always done stitching on her layouts and while I admired it, I was a bit scared of it.  When she buys her new one, I'm buying hers!  And I'm pretty excited about that.  I can feel a new addiction coming on.  :)  Thanks for being my inspiration Lynne!!  :)

Here are some close ups of my stitching.  The thread is white but the colour of the canvas seemed to change the colour of the thread.  I was a bit nervous starting with it....even asked Lynne to leave the room!  lol...but soon got the hang of it and as I said, I think it will be a new addiction.  :)

I hope you'll play along with the Scrapbookers Anonymous February challenge.  Make sure you link up your project to the blog for the chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!!  :)


  1. I didn't realize you were new to sewing as this looks so great! Love all the mini canvases, but I think my favorite is the one with the masked doily. Great idea!!!

  2. Looks awesome, Lydia! I love the blue corrugate. The stitching is fabulous. The best part of stitching it doesn't have to be perfect.

  3. This is sooo beautiful Lydia! I love that you did 4 mini canvases and added them to one big one! the corrugated hearts are fabulous and I love all the misting, painting and stitching! I'll definitely be playing along with this challenge!

  4. Simply BRILLIANT...would make a great pressy for a special day I'll be brave enough to have a go at something like this, but meanwhile, I'll just drool over this one:):)

  5. beautiful canvases. so unique and the colors are so pretty. =)


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