Friday, 11 September 2015

From This Day Forward

Two of the challenge blogs that I follow have got together for a combined challenge this month. Stuck?! Sketches provided the sketch and Scrap Our Stash added a stash challenge to use items representing each of the letters in the word LAYERS. I used the word Love (on the hearts paper), an Ampersand, the Year, Enamel dots, Red cardstock and Stitching on my page. 

I moved everything on the sketch down the page (and omitted the bottom part) as my photos are taller than the ones in the sketch. I decided to machine-stitch the circles with gold blending filament which turned out to be a bit of a mistake. The thread is so fine and snags so easily that it kept breaking as I stitched.

My photos are from a cousin's wedding earlier this summer. The couple's colour theme for the day was red and cream, so I used those colours for my page, with the addition of gold. My background is a lacy/doily print, but the detail's been lost in the photo below.

Cardstock - Papermania
Paper - Crate Paper Story Teller, Paper Adventures Love Hearts
Border - Bazzill Just the Edge
Letters - Anita's Glitterations
Thread - Kreinik
Mesh & Peel-Off Stickers - Unknown
Flower Stickers - Kit 'n' Kraft
Heart - Hobbycraft
Enamel Dots - Simple Stories
Ink - Docrafts

Sewing Machine
X-Cut Corner Punch


  1. This is so pretty Amanda! Love the stitched gold circle and the subtle splats of mist. I have this challenge on my to do list but I always struggle with finding the right stash for the letters! xx

  2. I love your take on the sketch and how you used the items in your stash, Amanda! The photos from your cousin's wedding are amazing. I really like the simplicity of your page and how you let the beautiful photos shine! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap our Stash!

  3. Hi fab layout, so simple and sweet.thank you for entering our challenge this month at scrap our stash x

  4. Great layout and wonderful job with the sketch and stash challenge! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. What a pretty layout! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  6. love the gold and red combo and you can't tell that anything happened with the thread! Gorgeous! Kate (SOS)

  7. Gorgeous colours on your lovely layout!! Love the gold thread!! Thanks for joining our challenge at SOS :)

  8. Very pretty.Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  9. What a beautiful design. Great sketch take and love stash used. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

  10. Beautiful wedding layout! Great job with both the sketch and the stash challenge! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  11. Very pretty layout, love the colors and your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!Sketches

  12. This is such a gorgeous page, love the pops of gold! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  13. What a great sketch for these photos. So beautiful. Nice work witht the stash challenge. Thanks for linking up @ SOS!!

  14. What a beautiful page. Great take on the challenges. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  15. Nice job on the challenge! Thanks for participating with Scrap Our Stash!