Monday, 28 June 2010
Sarah has used the reverse of Cosmo Joyride Zoom Zoom as the base for her layout, trimming it down to 8 1/2" x 11". Creating photo strips is a great way to include lots of details of an event on one layout. Sarah has used some Jillibeans Journalling spots behind the photos down the right hand side to create a border. The alpha stickers are from Pink Paislee (Ambrose Coconut) used to create the title and a sticker from Cosmo Joyride cardstock stickers to add a little colour to the proceedings. In the top right hand corner, to add balance, Sarah has used her Fiskars Upper Crest Border punch on some Red Dotted Swiss cardstock and the star stickers used are from the black Jenni Bowlin memo note book (Sarah has removed the black stars from the sheet & added some blue paper beneath). A date stamp to record the day finishes this off nicely
Sarah has used Kraft cardstock as the base for her layout and cleverly, the sticker waste around the Pink Paislee Ambrose Coconut alpha (carefully removed from the backing sheet). The title "the kids" is Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alpha in Kraft and the flourish a blue Prima Felt flourish. The borders down either side of the sticker sheet are Bazzill "half the edge" edges. The black stars around the title are the ones removed from the Jenni Bowlin sticker on the previous layout (in the memo book) and the cream graph style paper behind Sarah's Journaling is from the Jenni Bowlin Memo Book The sticker used to journal the date is again from the Memo Book and the circle to the left of the felt flourish is from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fabric paper - Firefly Festival with a button on top
Don't forget you still have another two weeks to enter our sketch challenge, there have been some stunning enteries already. You could be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher and the opportunity of joining the design team in creating an example layout for the August challenge. Just post a link to your page in the comments box on the challenge post or email your page across to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
First I drew a grid on piece of kraft with 1" squares, I used pencil and just made sure that my lines were visible but only lightly drawn.
Then using the sewing machine I stitched all around the outside and along each line securing each end on the back with sticky tape.
When all the lines were stitched I carefully checked to see if any pencil lines were visible and gently rubbed them out. Next time I am going to try and extend my grid out further on the paper and make the boxes a bit smaller.
To create this page I have used some of the new Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers which are just gorgeous. The flower pattern on the Darling paper makes a great embellishment and would look even better if you had a couple of sheets to layer up elements of the design. I really love using punches when I am scrapping especially my butterfly ones but some punches which I have used much more than I ever thought I would are the circle punches. They make creating a scalloped border so easy, on this page I have cut out two different sized circles and then used the punches to add circles around the edges. If you want to add extra dimension you could curl the circles or even add two layers. The bunting has been cut out of the Strips paper but if the printed words didn't fit in with your page the bunting would make an excellent template to create your own.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Other Stash used .... MS butterfly punches, EK Success border punch, Aunty Sarah's Dew Drops.
Friday, 11 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
4. Repeat this step for the bottom right frame, and second photo. Ink the edges and put the shaped photos aside.
8. Once dried, you should have a fairly sturdy base to work with. You can now start decorating! Begin by laying your shaped photos onto the base, and trimming strips of co-ordinated patterned paper to fit the straight edge of your photos. Sticking the photos down with foam pads adds even more depth.9. Add letter or word stickers to look like tags coming from under the photos.
11. Add chipboard flowers, and punched leaves towards the centre of the base, in the two sections that do not have photos on them.