Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Calendar Catch-up #2

Layout detail - home-made felt flower
I promised myself that I would get a move on with transferring my Month In Numbers posts (read all about MiN here) onto paper while I was away at The Second Green Buttons' Retreat (the Remix) earlier this month.  Armed with print-outs from my blog and some extra notes from the calendar and my diary, I am proud to report that I completed seven missing months' journalling!!!  The pages themselves were ready, it was just a question of adding the words and numbers.  I won't bore you with them all, but I do have a previously unseen pair of pages made with my September Counterfeit Kit, featuring the stitched lettering that I have been using recently along with some counterfeit tags and fake felt flowers too.

Layout - May & June In Numbers - Jimjams

My contribution to the retreat was sharing some hand-stitching ideas including a template for the stitched letters.  I have sized the letters to match my diminishing supply of Scenic Route chipboard alphas.  Printed out onto a transparency, they can be positioned exactly where you want them to be before you prick through to create your stitching holes.  And because the transparency is reasonably durable you can use it again and again.

Layout detail - stitched June

Do you fancy having a go with my template?  I've uploaded it to share here (for some reason it looks like a blank sheet on Google Drive's preview, but it does download properly). Do please leave me a comment and let me know what you make of it.

18 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Your stitched letters are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jane said...

I'm looking forward to using this, thank you x

scrappyjacky said...

Great pages and love the stitched letters.

Angela Coles said...

beautifully done

humel said...

I totally adore your stitched letters, thanks so much for sharing the template :)

PS Congrats on your win! x

Melissa said...

Congrats on getting your Month in Numbers pages completed!!

Alison said...

Well done Jemma on getting up to date with MIN !
Alison xx

alexa said...

I love the overlapping of those stitched letters - so very creative!

Lisa-Jane said...

Love that overlapping text and what a great idea to use the transparencies?! I've got a big set of them so I ought to get them out and dust them off!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I love the look of the stitching and I'm just about out of those beloved scenic route alphas too - what a good idea. I bought several sets from an online store before it went out of business.

Julie Kirk said...

Bravo! You must be really disciplined + dedicated to your album!

I too love the ovelapping elements on the stitched words - looks great.

Thanks for the link - I added you to the board: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Julie :-)

Sandie said...

it's great to catch up with projects. Love the stitching.

glorygirl said...

Oh my! Your stitched letters are amazing! Love these layouts!!!!

S said...

Stitching just makes a page doesn't it. And good for you for catching up. I need to do some of that myself. I only hope I can match your creativity while doing so.

Quinn skyler said...

Oh that's really nice, must be done by the expert.

Calendar Template

CoventryAnn said...

I love this font, have printed off a copy and will be using it over the upcoming half term :) Thanks Jemma.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

How did I miss your stitching idea?! I just printed a template and will have to try to soon, thanks!

Lisa said...

I've been scanning through posts trying to catch up and those letters really caught my eye! just wonderful and so eye catching. your stitching is much neater than mine but I feel inspired to download your template and give it a go. I think I have some of those SR letters!