Paula Cooper – Technique Tuesday – Arrows Cut File

Hello it is Paula again from Artful Angels using a different style of the arrow mesh cut file this time – the sewing version.

I have had these cute photos of my nephew, in my scrapping stack, for a few years now but I couldn’t find the right pattern papers for the bright lime in them, so decided to create something myself.

The colours in Shimelle’s Head in the Cloud paper inspired me for the thread colours I have used. You can see here where I’ve planned to put my photo so that I don’t waste time stitching an area that won’t be seen. You can also see how the dots appear when you receive the file. They are quite small and I so poke each hole with my needle or the very tip of a pokey tool to make the holes easier to see and stitch when I am ready with my threads.

Once the background was sewn over several evenings watching TV (it’s the perfect activity to do while binge-watching on Netflix or chatting to friends and family on Zoom). In the end I couldn’t choose just one photo out of the three, so it progressed to being a double layout using the Shimelle patterned paper that inspired my colour choice.

To reflect the sewing colours, I decided to triple mount the single photo and and I continued the colours onto the opposite page.

Having two daughters I don’t have any boy embellishments, so I went old school and used some buttons and created my own title by drawing round some chipboard letters and then cutting the title out.

I love doing all the different types of cut files – positive, negative (see previous posts) and especially sewing ones and I am now very proud that I have managed to scrap these gorgeous photos of my nephews.

Happy sewing …

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