Supplies – Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cuts, stickers: Paige Evans/Pink Paislee; Stitched background: Elizabeth Sarah Designs
I have been a long time follower and admirer of Elizabeth Sarah Free in the United Kingdom. The time and effort she puts into creating her beautiful hand-stitched backgrounds is amazing and inspiring. Below you can see some of her beautiful and detailed designs!
Recently she shared a layout with a floral cross-stitched design and I immediately commissioned her to make me one too! I was so excited to own an original Elizabeth Sarah stitched design!
A few weeks later, around 8:30pm, our doorbell rang and it was the postman with the package containing her artwork! I couldn't wait to open it and spent about an hour stroking the beautiful stitching 🙂
The next day I set to work turning Elizabeth's stitching into a layout. I found a recent photo of me and my kids and knew the embellishing would be minimal – the background does all the work! I hand cut a title from one of the patterned papers in my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee and replaced the last word with a chipboard sticker. I tucked a flower above and below the photo and if you look carefully you'll see three puffy flower stickers placed in a visual triangle around the wreath.
I love Elizabeth's mantra, she says, "I'd rather spend a long time over one layout than rushing to complete several. I don't have the space to store loads of layouts!" Some people scrapbook fast, others slow, but in the end, it's the memories that are preserved and how it makes us feel in the process that matters!
Would you like to meet Paige Evans? Paige will be joining us to teach two amazing classes at our Crop & Create Thunder Bay, Ontario event on October 13-15, 2017! For more information, please click here!