Hello friends! It's Meridy here, I have another layout to share with you using the "Gingerbread & Peppermint" Daily Diary and paper add on kits. I really love the Crate Paper chipboard and papers that were in the kits this month. The colors are such a fresh change from the typical reds and greens of holiday lines.
I started with 3 3"x4" photos and this great background patterned paper. I trimmed a few inches off of the top of the paper, and added a little subtle pink patterned paper on the top portion of this layout, to tone it down just a little and allow the photos to stand out.
Next, I pulled out the chipboard from the kit and started picking out my favorite pieces and placing them around the photos. I overlapped them so they would look a little more coherent and well thought out.
I created a journaling block with one of the chipboard frames and a scrap of white paper.
After I placed all of the chipboard embellishments, I still felt like the layout needed a little more texture. So I pulled out some gold thread from my stash, and went to work hand stitching a few details on the layout. I started with this "zig zag" stitch where the 2 patterned papers meet.
I used the patterned paper as a guide for the stitching on the bottom of the page. I picked 2 areas to highlight, punched holes with a pushpin to mark where I wanted to stitch, and then sewed the gold thread on by hand.
And that wraps up my layout today!!! Thank you for stopping by today!