Add-on Sketch #11
"Happy Fall" canvas by Allison Davis
Supplies - Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Memory Thread and embroidery floss: DMC; Fonts (used as templates for stitching): Century Gothic and CK Carolyn; Small leaf punch: Martha Stewart
I absolutely love fall and all the beautiful colors that come with it yet don't have a single "fallish" decoration in my home. I thought the leaf sketch would be the perfect opportunity to change that.
Variation #1 - For two of the big leaves I followed the sketch exactly with the exception of the stitching.
For the other three on the canvas I used the same leaf shape but instead of using the strips, I used one piece of paper for the whole leaf.
To finish the canvas I accented with small leaves, a quote cut from a piece of patterned paper, a few small sprigs of Memory Thread, and added the hand stitched words.
Stitching Tip: I used two of my favorite fonts for the stitched "happy fall" on the canvas. To use them as a stitching template I typed the words and enlarged them to the size I needed and then printed them. After I cut around each word I used removable adhesive to hold them onto the canvas so I could pierce the holes. When all the holes were pierced I removed the printed words and stitched with embroidery floss.
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"Free Fall" by Suzanna Lee
Supplies used - cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill Basics; patterned paper: Imaginesce; letter stickers: American Crafts; ribbon: Websters; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart, McGill; ink: Tim Holtz; digital element: Ormolu; glitter: Martha Stewart; frame: Making Memories; bling: Imaginesce; misc: burlap, antique book, Modern No.20 font, fabric and i-top
Variation 1: I used strips of 1/4 inch Scor-Tape covered in glitter to make the leaves.
I used a McGill punch for my outline and lined it with the Scor-Tape in the manner of the instructions on the sketch. I then trimmed off the excess.