1. Try stitching! Whether you are an expert seamstress or just a novice at sewing, a little stitching on your page can go a long way. I am definitely a novice in this area, but I really like using emroidery floss to add hand-stitched elements to my pages. Try drawing a shape on your lo - ie, a flourish, cirlces, flowers, etc. - and then use a paper peircer to trace along your shape. Then choose your embroidery floss and stitch away. I also just purchased one of the hand-held Singer machines and I used it around the outside edge of this layout.
2. Emboss & Layer! I had fun playing with the waves under my photo on this lo. I used the Sizzix Big Shot to emboss the waves that I cut using SCAL. And instead of using just one wave shape, I decided to layer 3 for a more fun look.
3. Add Ribbon! There are tons of different styles and colors of ribbon out there. It is a great flat embellishment to add to your pages. You can experiment with girly ribbon, vintage ribbon, or twines for more rugged or little boy lo's.
Have fun with your pages and look for new and different ways to add some texture to your next lo! Here is mine and it is based on the 6.28 sketch from Frosted Designs for their Sketch Along Tuesday challenge:
Paper: Colorbok & DCWV
Embossing: Sizzix Big Shot
Stitching: Singer Hand-Held sewer
Embroidery Floss: Janlynn
Acrylic Paint: Apple Barrel
Acrylic Stamps & Brad: Close to My Heart
Thickers: American Crafts
Pillow Stickers: Studio 112
Ribbon: The Paper Studio
Mini Market Stickers: October Afternoon