Process: Sunshine Rays for Studio Calico Layout

Sometimes when I sit down to make a layout, my initial vision for the project morphs into something even bigger and better than I could have imagined. That’s exactly what happened for this layout that I created for Studio Calico’s November Main kit, Sock Hop. At first I thought I wanted to create a rainbow effect around a sun with Mister Huey, but let’s be honest, that would require some near-perfect spritzing. Not going to happen. So then I had a stroke of genius and decided to create the sun’s rays using thread that would match the Mister Huey colors! With a ruler and the lines in the patterned paper as my guide, I penciled in the rays and then poked holes with a paper piercer. Then I used Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread in five different rainbow hues (each one matching a Mister Huey) and backstitched the rays coming out of the sun ten times. I can’t even tell you how happy the end result made me! Nothing better than a little creative inspiration at the last minute.
Here is completed layout and you can check out the rest of the November kit layouts in my gallery. Sending sunshine your way!

16 Responses to Process: Sunshine Rays for Studio Calico Layout

  1. Ana Lu says:

    I love colors and Mister Huey’s inks are really awesome, but the combination with the seam was amazing!
    In fact, the whole page is veeeeery cool !!!



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