Citrus, Stitching & Sunshine!

Hi there!  Jenni here today to share a scrapbook page I made using one of the newly released stencils, Citrus Montage.  I had plans to use this stencil after I first saw it, but after this lunch date, I knew this would be the perfect way to document the story!LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 final

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

tcw614-citrus-montage              tcw603-stitched-art

I started by using mini Distress Inks directly onto the stencil, overlapping the colors from the pale green to orange.  LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016Then, I misted the stencil with water.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (5)I pressed the paper onto the top of the wet stencil, instead of trying to flip the stencil around muddling the color.  I wanted the reverse of the stencil, so there would be loads of color for the background.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (7)While the background dried, I misted a couple tags, one plain and one that I used as my title, that was already die cut.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (10)

Since the background was fairly simple, I wanted to add some definition around the border & used the 6×6 stitched detail stencil.  I used washi tape to isolate the one piece of each stitching piece I planned to use.  This made it easier to avoid over inking the area I was working on.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (11)Using the tiny cross stitch pattern and another t-shaped stitch, I inked the border of the entire background.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (12)Finally, I layered my photo on top of the misted tags and a added a couple more embellishments.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (17)

LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (19)I added my journaling to the bottom of the page and the date to a tag I placed onto the photo itself.LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 (20)To me, this stencil screams for summer and sunshine and bright beautiful lemon-lime colors!LOVE THIS_TCW_April 2016 final

Thanks for stopping by today!  You can follow the link below to the stencils I used:


TCW614 – Doodled Template – Citrus Montage

TCW603s – Doodling Template – Mini Stitched Art

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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