(Click on it to see the page in all it's glory. LOL)
I'm a little bummed that all the stitching doesn't show up in the pics. It's hard with such a long LO. But, it's there, all around the edge for a border and scattered about.
My inspiration (and heavy borrowing of ideas - like sewing down the title) came from the current lesson of Festival of Ideas over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It's a free class and I'm getting a lot out of it. That said, it's very mainstream.
One funny thing about this LO is I realized I've gone mixed-media (and can't come all the way back) when I ran out of 0's for 2010 and instead of looking through my stash for something I grabbed a pasta box, painted it white, covered it with glue and topped the wet glue with red paint. Then I heat set the whole thing which made a very cool effect. I punched out two hears and VOILA! Years ago I probably would have waited to go to the store for matching Thickers.
The paper I used was from my Sept. '08 Scraproom scrapbook kit. I managed to buy these papers, win them in a RAK and then have it sent to me as part of a Guest DT spot. So, I still have a lot of Fancy Pants Daily Grind.
This is my entry in the Created By Hand Take a Hike+ Stitching Challenge.