Love you | Laureen Wagener

January 21, 2017

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'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

Hi friends -

I am really happy to be back on the blog today to share my first project with the beautiful "Sophie" kit! It is absolutely devine - the colors are perfection and don't even get me started on the beautiful florals.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

For my first project I decided to create a paper pieced eye-catcher. I have a "to-do" list for all my creative projects that I would like to create in the future and I had this typewriter on there forever.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

When it came to creating I knew that it would be difficult to hand-cut the typewriter all by hand, so I searched the Silhouette Store and found an Echo Park typewriter cut file that worked perfectly.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

I cut it out of different papers from the Sophie kit using the yellow, navy and one of the white papers. After my Silhouette did all the cutting I simply adhered everything and placed it onto the light pink paper with the yellow backside.

I always like to include a slight border around my paper pieced images and cut around my typewriter. The final touches for a paper pieced image is the stitching for added texture and even more details.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

I used a small needle, pierced holes all around my design and used black thread to stitch it. Because my typewriter had many small details I didn't want to use a thick strand of thread and simply used three small strands by taking them out of the large one.

For my title I decided to place it on the piece of paper that is stuck inside the typewriter. To match with the rest of the layout and my color scheme I wrote the words "love you" in pencil and stitched it afterwards.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

After my typewriter was done, I created a vellum shaker pocket in the middle of my page - I stitched the vellum and filled it with lots of punched out paper hearts.
This gives a lovely detail and yet even more texture by adding the vellum and filling the space behind with paper.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

My last step was the embellishing around my typewriter and photo. The florals in the kit are the most beautiful and pretty easy to cut out. I sat down with my scissors, an episode of Gossip Girl and fuzzy cut all the florals out of the sheet of paper - so you better be prepared for a layout coming on the 31st with a whole bunch of floraly goodness.

'Love you' by Laureen Wagener | @FelicityJane

I also used the floral cluster from the Cut apart sheet, used them and tucked the other florals in and called it done. I am so in love with how this layout came together and turned out!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today!

Have a great day,

Laureen

Products used:

Sophie Kit | Sophie Paper Add-On | Sophie Solid Color Paper Add-On | Sohpie Puffy Stickers




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