Cloudy Day with Laura

Hi Everyone, Laura here today with a layout.

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A few months back I spotted a .jpeg on facebook, one that made me smile and instantly inspired me.  It was made by the very talented Jen Schow.  Anyway, I squirrelled away the image and pondered on how to incorporate it in to something I could make.   When I made the Sparklers team I got some of the cloud felties knowing they would match the image nicely.  Then last month Caroline Free posted about making cut files in to hand stitching templates… bingo! This would be the perfect thing to do… I checked with Jen and she graciously said I could use her image and this layout was born.

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The layout is quite simple, lots of white on white with just a pop of yellow to set it off. The stitching was all done by hand and took quite a while, but I did notice as I went along I got faster – practice really does improve you!

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I collected up some white sequins from different SpiegelMom Scraps mixes – I used the Fairytale mixes that are now sold out but you can find them in other mixes too – and paired them with the Cloudy Day Felties.  Each cloud was nested on a little tangle of the grey-white thread I used to stitch ‘a cloudy day’.

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I even stitched a little square beneath my photo, so you could see little glimpses of stitching from different angles. I matted my photo with some yellow card to match the thread and some glassine bag off cuts.

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You can find the materials I used here;

sequins mixes – green machine and winter white

wool clouds

glassine bag

Don’t forget to get a discount of 15% off your SpiegelMom Scraps order use the code Laura15 at the checkout.

Thanks for stopping by!

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