quilted design & stitching | Jana McCarthy

Hi everyone, Jana here with you today. I am working with the beautiful may 2018 HipKits and my Theme for today is “quilted design (Dies or Punches) and stitching”
I really love fabrics and sewing, so this theme is totally my thing! First i wanted to create a super special quilted looking background, but with paper not the easiest. Right?!
So i thought about squares or triangles – ended up with hexagons! (I am not the only one today, haha) And i am totally happy about how this Layout turned out…

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You can see my organized and fresh cleaned sewing Place in my Craft Room/Studio. I am so happy that i can have such a big and beautiful room for me and myself!
My hexagon punch died and so i needed to cut them all out by hand, and maybe i accidentally did not cut all straight, the hexagons are a bit crooked on my layout. But i am fine with that.

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I added machine stitching to each of the shapes and popped them up with 3D squares or pop dots… love the dimension! I also curled up the edges from each hexagon, just for more texture and a messy look.

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I stitched the transparent sewing machine and a little banner on a piece of white cardstock. Clustered some elements and stickers, my title and the journaling around it… love this corner on the page.

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There is no mixed media on this Layout, but the Clear Watercolored Stickers from American Crafts/Creative Devotion are a good substitute for extra pops of color.

I also have a process Video for you to watch

thanks for stopping by today
JANA MCCARTHY-01

 

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