Adore layout

I went with the beads! I sewed these pearl beads on for effect. Mostly because I've forgotten how to do my french knots. LOL!

This is the final layout I did at the scrap night last week. For a multiphoto layout there is still lots of room to embellish which is nice. In these photos the kids were waiting for someone to arrive (can't remember who) and DD used the time to lavish lots of hugs and kisses on her big brother.

I am undecided if I will sew french knots where the pencil dots are around my hand sewing swirl or if I'll attach little beads. I love the pink and brown papers I used here on the chipboard letters. They're from the Die Cuts With a View Glitter stack range. I inked the edges of the page for a little more interest and then used a gorgeous sparkly pink embroidery cotton to sew my swirls. I achieved these by using a tracing wheel (a sewing tool) in my doodle pro.

Doodling is a great way to add something to your layout! My sister-in-law said she has found templates for doodling online and she enlarges them or shrinks them to suit what she's doing. You could then print them on acetate and cut out with a craft knife or print them straight on your page if your page fits in your printer.

Another great idea she shared with me the other day was to colour your chipboard using nail polish. I'm sure this would give you a lovely rich colour with lots of shine! And if you're not using the nail polish anymore it could be a great way to use up left overs! I'm not sure if it's acid free or not but you could spray it with Acid Free to be extra careful.


Anonymous said…
Deb D said…
Cute pics. I really like stitching on pages and that tracing wheel idea is a beauty. Beads are good but I vote for the french knots.
Anonymous said…
Those pearls add just the right bit of Bling :-)
The Scrap Miser said…
thanks guys. I thought if you have a stash of pearl beads it could be a way to save on your layouts rather than buying those pearl swirls that are available. Even if you don't it's cheaper to buy a packet of 100 beads for 60c than one swirl for $2.
Deb D said…
Hey don't listen to me LOL your beads are awesome. Actually they probably 'pop' more than the knots anyway!

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