Hi everyone! This week I am taking part in an online Canadian Cricut Circle Swarm, during which there were four challenges posted on the Circle Messageboard to take part in.
The first challenge is this:
In memory of summer, RIP
Create a scrapbook layout with all 3 criteria:
1. flowers, butterflies or bugs, at least one cricut cut
2. stitching (your choice how: hand, machine, rubons, stamped or doodled)
3. a favorite quote
For my layout, I chose a sketch from my new favorite read, Page Maps 2 and came up with this:
While trying to think of a favorite quote, my mind was pretty much drawing a blank. All I could think of was "Born to Crop Not Mop", which is on a vinyl project that my sister made for my craft room. Since that didn't go well with the picture, I turned to my overstocked stash of vellum quote booklets that I've had for years. You know the ones? DCWV? You can't read the quote very clearly but it says, "Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world." - Maya Angelou
For my stitching, I dipped a piece of black embroidery floss into some black Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels, but it didn't quite make the sparkly effect I was hoping for, just made the floss stiff. I added some stitching on a couple of the airplanes' flight paths, and also on the pink flower.
The patterned paper I used is by American crafts.
Hope you like it!