We took this trip years ago. Before we had a kid. I'm on a kick to print out old travel photos and scrap them.
I also used an older Studio Calico kit. I have a lot of these so you'll be seeing more in the coming weeks as I use them up!
I matched the papers to the colors in the photo - including pink. This is the second time in a week I've used that color. Something must be wrong with me! ;)
A little hand stitching. See below for a tutorial on the string.
So I wanted a variegated look to my floss but didn't want to shop for it. I know they make it, I've seen it somewhere. So I made my own with the white floss and some mists.
I mixed a drop of each mist with a couple of drops of water. I dipped the brush into the color and ran it over a short section of the floss. By the time each color was added, they blended and I got a really cool look.
Then I printed out the word I wanted in a cool font. I think I printed it at 96 pt or larger and made it bold. Then I laid it over the area of the layout I wanted to stitch on and poked holes.
Once the floss was dry (I taped the ends to my desk and used my embossing heat tool to dry it faster) I stitched with it getting this cool effect.
Oh and one note on my stitching. I only use 3 of the 6 strands of the floss threads. Its thin enough to stitch with but still thick enough to get good coverage.