Graffiti Scribble Stencil as Stitching Template

by Vincenza Gudor
Hello there. Enza here and I am so excited to share with you my very first post on the Altenew blog. One of the techniques I love to use on my pages is hand-stitching. It adds so much texture without being overwhelming, which I like. Stitching templates can be created in different ways. Today I want to focus on using stencils as a guide.
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The new Graffiti Scribble stencil is fun and very versatile. I created a diagonal design with it by using a mini ink blending tool and the Altenew Crisp Ink in Caramel Toffee. Once I had my background ready, I pierced holes in between the stencil lines and just stitched with white colored thread. I could have also stitched along the actual lines to give my layout a richer look, but I was happy with just that little bit of extra texture.

Stencil as a stitching template
I then fussy cut the gorgeous floral piece and a few butterflies from one of the patterned papers in the Reflection Scrapbook collection. I adhered all the pieces down with foam dots for extra dimension.
Stencil as a stitching template
My goal was to keep the layout clean and simple. I layered the photo with a variety of patterned papers from the same Reflection collection and just added a few embellishments and sentiments on the opposite corners of it to achieve a balanced look.
Stencil as a stitching template
A few epoxy buttons and wood veneer birds finished my page.

Stencil as a stitching template
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give this technique a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Erum June 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

I absolutely love it. You rock ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vincenza Gudor June 21, 2017 - 4:31 pm

Thank you, Erum!

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KimMJ June 21, 2017 - 11:42 am

Luv it! Time to dust off the old sewing machine!

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Vincenza Gudor June 21, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Thank you, Kim! You can try hand-stitching if you don’t want to use your sewing machine ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Barb MacAskill June 21, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Your stitching is absolutely stunning! I agree that it adds lots of texture to the layout! I think it’s time for me to replace my sewing machine so I can do some stitching of my own! TFS!

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Vincenza Gudor June 21, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Awww, Barb. You are too sweet! Thank you!

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Carla Hundley June 21, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Great idea to use
the stencils like this.
Very lovely layout.
Carla from Utah

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Vincenza Gudor June 21, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Thank you, Carla!

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Becca Yahrling June 21, 2017 - 2:29 pm

I L*O*V*E the stitching you added – looks like the
path that the butterflies took all around the page. Stunning!

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Vincenza Gudor June 21, 2017 - 4:33 pm

I so appreciate your sweet comment. Thank you, Becca!

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Kirsty Vittetoe June 21, 2017 - 5:05 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

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Denise Bryant June 21, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Pretty colors and details on this layout! Love the stitching!

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Helen June 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm

Enza, stitching along the lines of the stencil is a great idea. It adds a special touch to the page. I’m picturing all kinds of possibilities with various color threads. TFS.

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MandaLJ June 21, 2017 - 6:43 pm

Beautiful layout! The stitching looks lovely and subtly adds so much texture.

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Sharon Brand June 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm

Beautiful layout. Love the little details and the stitching just ties everything
together.

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Cynthia Baldwin June 21, 2017 - 7:42 pm

This stitching is so cool! Love how you added dimension with the foam dots too. Great layout!

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Memoriesbymanda June 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm

That’s such a cool idea with the stencil! Beautiful layout.

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Kathy S June 21, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Very pretty!

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Gilda (McStamper) June 21, 2017 - 9:11 pm

Wonderful layout. Love the stitching and beautiful flowers. What a creative use of the stencil and papers. And what a darling picture.

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Sue LD June 21, 2017 - 10:44 pm

Fabulous. Love the stitching.

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Katie L June 22, 2017 - 1:37 am

This gorgeous! I love the soft colors.

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Hamutal Shafrir June 22, 2017 - 8:33 am

Wonderful layout! The stitching is a brilliant idea! Thank you for the inspiration.

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Samantha Mann June 22, 2017 - 8:43 am

this is beautiful!! looooove the soft colors. love the stitching! just gorgeous! wow!

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Shelly June 22, 2017 - 8:46 am

Oh my, this is FABULOUS!

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Tara Prince June 22, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Beautiful! I love all the texture!

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Vincenza Gudor June 22, 2017 - 5:27 pm

Thank you all so much for the sweet comments! <3

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Beverly Jordan June 27, 2017 - 9:21 am

Beautiful layout and great use of the stencil. Love your details of the fussy cuts!

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Liz O July 5, 2017 - 12:13 pm

This is a lovely LO Enza, fabulous way to arrange the florals and love the subtle colors and all the dimension! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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