I've been hanging out at 2Peas lately. Checking out all the challenges in the forums. I started this one for the January Scraplift challenge. It began life as a scraplift of this layout, but I couldn't keep it this clean and be satisfied with it. So it evolved.
And then I stumbled across the 52 more scrapbooking challenges #3 thread ~ to sew on photos within a layout ~ and the ScrapJacked site that had the sewing but with a twist. I love the way the sewing meanders across Caroline Rondel's layout. I saw her twisty turny stitching and it all came together. Love it when that happens.
My sewing machine has been sitting on my dining room table since I did a little mending a couple weeks ago. Yes, Rick has complained about it a few times, but it was still there. So I threaded it with red and stitched my butterfly flight paths. I really like how it turned out!
Photos are from this summer when my brother and his family came up for a visit. We took them to the WAC Bennett Dam for a tour. It's a couple hours drive so the kids needed to get rid of some excess energy before the long drive home.
Quick Quotes. The background was too pink for me so I brushed some paint on and then swiped my black ink pad around the edges. The title is some chipboard I got at CKC in really wierd colours and patterns ~ I bet Mum's is still untouched. I covered them with some of the Quick Quotes paper.
Lots of Prima flowers and jewels.