Wednesday, February 8, 2012

P-51 Mustang

This is the 2nd layout I did for Amy Tan's "Stretch Your Kit" online class for Studio Calico! The best part about scrapping this picture as it's own page was I got a place to write down about my husband's grandfather who served in World War II as an airplane mechanic. Even if we don't have kids, I joked that it would be for our great nieces and nephews to look back on one day haha!

I finally added stitching to a scrapbook layout! I sewed something! I got some encouragement from Kinsey Wilson to try hand stitching and after reading her post here:,I bought some floss and split some threads! I stamped the little Amy Tangerine stamp and threaded lightly around the outlines with 1 thread.

I also used just 1 thread for the outline along the edges (very light and subtle) and 2 threads and a back-stitch (from her blog post here) to do the title! I love hand stitching, I'm hooked for sure! Thanks Kinsey!

I don't know if you can see it, but I created my own airplanes mask, cutting 2" airplanes with my Cricut and using the fill feature to cut out as many as would fit in a 12x12 page. I misted in clay first, then laid each cut out plane over the clay misted planes on the paper to use as a mask while I misted in Bonny Blue. It's very subtle, but I loved how it turned out and just added a little extra something to this page!

Lastly, I didn't have any particular matching embellishments but realized I had a standalone image of the plane itself, so I cut it out and turned it into a 3-d embellishment.

  • I used the County Fair kit by Studio Calico, in particular, the map paper called "Wide Open Spaces" by October Afternoon that came in the Shooting Gallery add-on kit
  • Created the mask with a plane shape from the Creative Memories Traveler Cricut cartridge cut at 2" and filled to page
  • I used Mister Huey's spray mist in Clay and Bonny Blue
  • Hand stitched around the outside and in pencil I drew the title, then punched and stitched!

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