Friday, March 13, 2015

Stitching With Stencils



Hello Stencil Lovers!
Janet here from Happy Reminders.

I wanted to share with you a stitchery project I made for my first grandbaby...

The thing with stitchery is that it is real simple to do...
But it is not for anyone who desires instant gratification....
You can get real fancy with your stitchwork or you can stick to something easy. 
Every stitch you could possibly want to learn is a 'google' search away
with how to videos and tutorials around every corner.


For this project I kept it simple.
I used the banner section from the Vintage Camper Stencil by Jamie Fingal
and the Vintage Typewriter Alphabet Stencil by Carolyn Dube.

I used a sponge dauber and Permanent StazOn Ink for the marking the banner 
and a Micron Pigma Pen to trace the letters of the baby's name.
A lightbox underneath helped me get good placement for the design.
The stem stitch, the back stitch and the chain stitch are the basic stiches I used.


I drew the little boy running with his two dogs...
I was trying to capture the essence of a carefree childhood...
I outlined everything and then used Tsukineko Fabrico Markers to loosely fill in.


I stamped the scripture directly onto the cloth...
I knew the potential was there to wreck the whole thing...
It turned out okay...not perfect...but I wasn't going for perfect.
To tell the truth...
The project hit a standstill, waiting for me to do something with the middle section.
I knew I wanted a saying or a scripture...not knowing how I was going to pull it off.

Finally I had to just GO for it!




All in all, I love how that middle section turned out!
Heck, I love how the whole thing turned out!



Thanks for peeking in!
Till next time!

4 comments:

  1. You can get real fancy with your stitchwork or you can stick to something easy. Every stitch you could possibly want to learn is a 'google' search away Sewing Machine Judge

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  2. It's beautiful, but it's not easy to embroidery this banner. you are so ingenuity and perseverance. I love it. Please visit my sewing machine blog if you have free time, thank you very much for sharing many useful articles.

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  3. Stupendous blog you guys have provided there, I will absolutely valuate your effort.

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  4. These are sooooo cute – too hard to choose!

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