June 5, 2010

June Challenge

Desert Blooms by Joni

Design Team Member Joni submitted this layout for the June Stitch Challenge. Here is her description:
"The foreground (yellowish paper where photos are matted): I misted some 8.5x11 embossed floral paper, decided where my photos were going to go and then hit the sewing machine. I stitched in yellow...all around the oustide of the embossed paper and in a pattern under where the horizontal photo was going. But it did not show up very well, so I went back over it in the maroon color...just went crazy and let the machine go and had fun playing.

Background: Then I decided I wanted to distress and "peek a boo" the background paper, so I calculated where the V-tears were going to go and stitched the background floral under the solid maroon, making V stitches where I planned (in pencil). Then I distressed & tore all around the outer stitching....

Now it's your turn to take the challenge. See all the details in June Challenge below.


  1. Beautiful layout! I love the tore edges!

  2. beautiful color choices! The stitching and colors complement the photos so well.

  3. This is a beautiful layout! I love the peekaboo pp in the background and how you stiched and tore the dark pink paper! The title and pictures are pretty together with the flowers! Very NICE!

  4. I love the distressed look of your layout, but it still feels feminine. Love it, Joni. Great job!

  5. Beautiful! The distressed look is fabulous and I love the color choices!

  6. Joni!!!
    this is gorgeous, I love the distressing and I love the stitching!!!!!

  7. Joni,

    I love this page - it looks like sooooo much work though! You did a spectacular job!