Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday with Melanie!

It's week #3 of the Natural Living kit! Time sure goes fast!

There were so many beautiful Basic Grey papers in the kit I wanted to showcase them all, but if I layered them, it might get overwhelming. I figured the best way was to use 3x3 inch squares of each piece and get the quilt effect. This layout will be a wonderful addition to my family album, such a perfect way to showcase so many pictures!

To make the letters pop, I used a white pen and outlined the Basic Grey alpha's. I don't know about you, but I have tried white pen after white pen. Sometime I can get it work for a while and they quit. Some pens dry up and some just don't work on certain types of paper. I think I have found a true and tried white pen. My white pen of choice is the SOUFFLE-3D OPAQUE PEN. After the ink dries, the ink comes out in a raised embossed look and really pops!

Check out the detailing on the felt embellishments!

and of course, I can't have a page without stitching. Notice the brown and green thread. This is what's happens when you forget to change the bobbin thread color. I guess we'll call this a happy mistake because I like the end result-give the thread more texture.

Next week is our Monthly Challenge at BlueMoon and I have to say I had a great time with it ! I'll share 1 ity bity peek of my project...

Can you figure out what the challenge is from this peek?

See you later!



  1. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh loving that sneak melanie ... and omygosh!!! that lo is just amazingly gorgeous!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the way your stitching came never change my whatever happens, happpens!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Oh snap! How amazing is that page?! And that peek has my mind racing!! LOL

  3. awesome awesome design!!!
    I love all the little details! such a beautiful page!

  4. I love the idea of a quilt design and you're right this kit is the perfect one for that look and your layout of course is a delight for the eyes! Love it all!

  5. This is a beautiful, beautiful layout Mel!!! I've always wanted to do a "block style" design but never knew how to without having it look so plain - yours is just perfect! I'm gonna have to lift this. I love the felt/woolie dimension and the stitching. Clever to outline the alphas also (I'm grabbing that pen for sure!). I always look forward to Monday with Melanie! You are sooooo talented my friend.

  6. Love this Melanie! And thanks for the GREAT tip about the white pen. I haven't found one I've liked yet, so I'm definitely gonna try this one! This is beautiful, you used the perfect amount of embellies- you rocKed it girl! xOxO

  7. you know I love all that you do and as a HUGE white pen lover, I'm gonna have to order myself a few of those to check them out! I got some of the BG too this month from my secret valentine so hope to do something as fab as this!