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Wednesday 1 May 2013

Farm Girl

October Afternoon's Farm Girl papers were the perfect papers for this photo of Emily when she was 2 years old (October 1994). We were at Stone Lodge Farm. My hidden journalling tells of how we all went to the children's farm with our friends Deborah and Richard and their girls Jennifer and Helen. Emily was really taken with the idea of visiting a farm and even took her farm picture book along with her.

This is the design team layout I made for May's Scrapology Challenge - 'H is for Hand Stitching'.
We are scraplifting this pretty, fresh looking layout by Delaina Farr Burns. 

 Here is our sketch:
 Here is what I used and did:
October Afternoon, Farm Girl Papers - Rose Trellis, Berry Basket, Patchwork, Pie Tin & Mason Jar
  Cream Puff Bazzill
  Wired mulberry paper flowers
DMC embroidery stranded cotton 931, needle, Sew Easy tool
Technique Tuesday square template
  Decorative leaf pins
Sizzix die

Cut cream card so it measures 11" x 11",  with pencil, use Technique Tuesday square template to draw two squares overlapping each other in the centre.

Create holes for stitching using a large needle or the 'Sew Easy' tool.  Rub away pencil lines. Back stitch around both squares with 3 strands of the DMC thread.

Gut yellow dot side of Rose trellis paper to make a 1" frame 12" x 12".
Mount card centrally over frame.   

Cut a piece of 'Pie Tin' paper 2" x 7 1/4", 'Berry Basket' 4" x 7" and a scalloped square piece from 'Mason Jar' paper using the acetate template. Distress and ink all the edges. 
Lay these into position and stick in place. 

Mount the 4" x 6" photo in place over the papers. 

Turn the top right corner of the denim paper over to show the flowers side, place a few 3D foam pads underneath, and stick a little yellow wired flower over the point. Add a leaf cut from the 'Rose Trellis' paper.

From the 1" strips of card left over cut some lacy shapes with the Sizzix die. You will only get the top of this shape, but it's all you need! tuck the shapes either side of the photo.

The photo is of my daughter at the Farm so I used the manufacturer's strip to create my title. 'Farm Girl' and 'October Afternoon' were perfect! Create your own title using left over papers.

Cut a few flowers from the 'Rose Trellis' paper and arrange on the layout, some flat and others on 3D foam.  Cut the centres from a few more flowers and add these over a few of the flowers on the page. Cut a few leaf stems and arrange these around the flowers. Also cut a few leaves to use on their own without the stems.

Arrange the wired flowers on the layout and stick down.

Place the decorative pins, sticking them through the 3D foam pads to hold them in position. 

Please pop over to Scrapology for details of the challenge and the prize.

Thanks for looking Lynn x


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