Stitching and paper piecing with Elsie Robinson!

Stitching and paper piecing with Elsie Robinson!

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Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be featured on the SCT blog today and share this layout with you all. First off, a little bit about me…

I’m Elsie Robinson, I’m 23 and I live in the extremely sunny (haha I wish!) Brighton, England. I’m a complete fangirl about anything scrappy related, I drink far too much coffee and I could recite the movie Elf to you in my sleep!

I’ve only been scrapbooking for about a year and a half, but I haven’t stopped since I started. Scrapbooking was a pretty immediate addiction, and one I’m not giving up anytime soon. Making and sharing projects and being part of this awesomely kind and supportive crafty community is such a privilege and something I’m so grateful for. I’m lucky enough to currently be designing for Citrus Twist Kits and Pink Paislee.

Today I’m sharing a very classically “Elsie” layout with you. I never stray too far away from a needle and thread, and I absolutely love paper-piecing. These two techniques feature heavily on this layout, so let me talk you through it.

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper ‘Chasing Dreams’; Chipboard: Crate Paper ‘Chasing Dreams’; Stickers: Pebbles ‘Tealightful’, Crate Paper ‘Bloom’; Liquitex Light Modelling Paste; Heidi Swapp ‘Confetti’ Stencil; Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine; Fiskars XL Cloud Punch

This is definitely one of my more unique ideas, but the main focal point of this page is a snail! I was inspired by a snail sticker I saw in the Pebbles ‘Tealightful’ collection and thought it was super adorable and could be a cute element on a page.  I started off by drawing a very simple snail and then traced over that image with a pencil and tracing paper, as you can see from the photo below.

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I don’t own a die-cutting machine, so tracing paper is super handy to make sure I cut the papers as precisely as possible, and is also a great template for when I’m gluing the pieces together to make sure everything is aligned perfectly.

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I use hand-stitching for a few reasons: 1) it’s a great way to add more detail and define my image 2) I love the added texture it brings to my layouts 3) It’s totally unique, as hand-stitching like this is difficult to mass produce, which makes elements like these one-of-a-kind!

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And how cute is the bonnet on top of the snail?! I didn’t think I would be able to use that bonnet sticker from Pebbles, but I proved myself wrong! And it matched wonderfully with the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. 

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Thank you so much for letting me gatecrash the SCT blog today, and I hope you’re inspired to try stitching and/or paper-piecing on your layouts!

-Elsie

Oh Elsie, the pleasure was ours! Thank you for joining us and sharing this beautiful handcrafted page! You can find more of Elsie's brilliant work here:

http://heyelsie.blogspot.com

http://YouTube.com/elsieeee

http://instagram.com/heyelsie_

 

2017-06-13T12:21:12+00:00

11 Comments

  1. Angela Lunn June 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Such a beautiful layout! Thank for sharing!

  2. Ruth Gauss June 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Super sweet page! The stitching is really wonderful! Thanks for sharing how you created your layout!!!

  3. Marcia scantlin June 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see more of your creations. Maybe I should drink more coffee.

  4. Gisèle June 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Elsie is awesomely fantabulous ?
    I am not sure when I started following her, but I love how her creativity like no other. She is unique and has her own style !!
    I regularly watch her YouTube videos, they are worthwhile watching.

  5. Andrea D. La Vigne June 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Wonderful layout, Elsie, & congrats on being featured here! Love that snail, and it’s even more amazing when I learned you hand-cut it. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  6. Dorina D June 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Very nice layout with all that beautiful stitching.

  7. Kelly Crowl June 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Amazing layout with such great creative talent and in such a newbie is AWESOME!

  8. Tracey H June 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing

  9. Sandy Clinton June 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love stitching crafts, so it makes me happy to see it used in scrapbooking! Lovely layout!

  10. Jeanette Y June 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Love the pops of color on the white!

  11. Suzi Metcalfe June 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    What a lovely young lady! And a natural talent! I’m very impressed. Of course, I am kinda nutty for all things English, that might help. Ha! No, she deserves high praises, English or not!

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