When I saw the challenge going on at Stick it Down, I knew I wanted to use the double page sketch. I LOVED the banners running everywhere. I thought since it was Mexico night at the resort, using some Mexican fiesta banners would be perfect!
I rotated the 2nd page of the sketch to fit my pictures better, but other wise, I followed the sketch pretty closely.
I wanted to show a closeup of the banners I used. Two things: First, this was my first ever stitching layout! I have seen so many layouts with stitching on them, but I have always been too lazy to pull my sewing machine out. However, for these banners, I was struggling with how to attach the photos and banners to a string to hold the whole thing together. I decided to use some zig zag stitching as the string. The sewing was SO EASY! I will definitely do it again. Second thing: I made the fiesta banners with my silhouette cameo. They were a great idea, but ended up taking FOREVER! I cut them out of vinyl and then had to pick the tiny pieces of vinyl out of the design. I love how they turned out, but I'm not sure I would do them again.