Long Stitch Title Take Two

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title LO2

Hello there. Jo here with a look at a title technique taught at the April ‘Stitched Happy’ St Albans GoGo Dayaway event. Kirei’s first class of the weekend was a double page layout with a lovely long stitch title. I attended this event so I can share you both Kirei’s and my layout from the class as well as my new layout (above) which took inspiration from them.

This is Kirei’s original layout.

Kirei Baldwin GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title

The title was made by piercing holes around the outside of each letter template which was placed over the cardstock. Three strands of embroidery thread were used to stitch across the letters and then around the outside of the letters.

Here’s my layout from the class…

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title LO1

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title LO1 crop1

For my blog layout I chose to make the title on a separate piece of cardstock so that I could have a mixed media background.  The background was created with a large 12 x 12″ dotty stencil, texture paste and acrylic paints in shades of blue to pick out the blues of my story subject, the bluebells. I love how it turned out.

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title LO2

I mounted my stitched title banner on foam pads and layered the journaling and photos flat on the background. I tried to keep it simple as the background was colourful enough, just adding  some matching blue embellishments from the Maggie Holmes ‘Flourish’ collection and gold sub title and hearts from the Crate Paper ‘Oasis’ collection.

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Long Stitch Title LO2 crop

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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