Even though a chunk of my day was spent indoors, I did manage to get out yesterday and enjoy that first day of spring and its 72 degree weather. A walk with the dog and a couple kids up to Bridal Veil Falls can do wonders for the soul. It’s pretty amazing that I have something like this just ten minutes away. Hubs also mowed the lawn on Saturday and there’s nothing better than the smell of fresh cut grass and the sound of the mower.
Spring has arrived.
(And we won’t speak of the snow coming in a couple of days.)
I can’t even believe that Easter is this weekend! When it’s early, it just seems so strange. There isn’t quite enough green in the area yet. I also miss the days of buying Easter outfits and hiding baskets. The kids are a little old for that now. ;)
So when this gorgeous Easter page from our Miss Paige showed up on my ‘doorstep’, I was absolutely delighted. I can live vicariously through her. :)
Wow, right? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen my handwriting stitched. Looks pretty awesome, yeah?
I’m gonna let Paige show you how it’s done.
I love the Bloom kit — perfect for spring, Easter, April showers, May flowers, and more! On two separate occasions my kids put on the same pair of bunny ears at the store and asked me to take their picture to send to Grandma – it’d be my pleasure! I paired those photos with two of the phrases in the Bloom kit – “Easter” and “Bunny”.
In Silhouette Studio I enlarged the words, tilted them slightly, and used a pen to draw the words onto white cardstock. Then I used a paper piercer to poke a hole every 1/4″ all around the words.
I painted stripes (using colors from my Fancy Free collection with Pink Paislee) diagonally across the page and then backstitched through the words with white thread.
I dropped some watercolors over the dried paint to break up the straight lines and then finished the title with patterned Thickers, a cluster of photos/embellishments at the bottom, along with journaling.
Boy! That page knocks my frilly Easter socks right off! I love the bright happy colors and seriously…that stitched title…just wow! Will you do some for me darlin’? ;)
Now, do you want to recreate the look?
Today you can get the Bloom kit for $5!
And if you want to know more about thickening hand-written words, check out THIS post.