Tuesday, May 29, 2012

London Calling

I had a blast making this LO for my sister-in-law of her recent trip to England! What better challenge to enter this in, than the British challenge at Scrapbook.com. It's also for the multi-pic challenge, and my example for the Sewing Challenge that I host. The twist that I gave was to stitch your title. I used some old chipboard letters to trace my title and hand-stitched it in blue. I did lots of masking and stamping on this page. My favorite part though is the phone booth that I made out of a shirt gift box. I used an exacto knife to cut it out, and then painted it red before adding a shiny top coat. The windows on the sides are backed with clear transparency paper. I cut the crown out with my Cricut (home decor cartridge), and actually used the back of an old envelope that was gold. I love when I can recycle things into my work! Besides the blue background paper all the other papers are from Tim Holtz Lost and found collection.
Here's some close-ups. The stamped Big Ben started out as a mistake. I stamped it in black ink, but it didn't take in the middle. At first I was just going to cover the whole image with the gold embossed framed and colored image, but I liked the way it looked angled off of the original stamp. Sometimes mistakes can turn into something even better than you had imagined. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow Andrea! This is fantastic! Love the phone booth and all of your stitching. Your stitched alphas look so perfect!

  2. Absolutely amazing page! I love your creativity and those photos are so beautiful, too!

  3. Andrea, it's been a while since I see your work. Truly amazing layout and I really love you recycled embellishements. Beautiful layout! Love it.
    I am also ow following your blog.


  4. Fabulous page! I love the embellies.

    P.S. - I have family in Sparks & Reno. :)