Friday, 9 March 2012

Still waiting for baby.

I have another 2 LOs that I created for my friends baby's album to share with you today. Both are very simple in style, and use techniques showcased previously on this blog. See how to create a photo strip/collage here, and how to create spot colour on a photo here.

I dipped into old stash and used a piece of My Mind's Eye turquoise spotty paper that I fell in love with, and never used (we're all guilty of that aren't we?). The brightness of the tturquoise contrasted really well with the classic black and cream of the Teresa Collins paper.
I used the new American Crafts knock out border punch system, which I have to say, I really, really, really like. Such a clever idea, and takes up less storage space than other punches.
I mounted the photos onto white card stock, in card format, so that they opened to reveal journaling space for the mum to be to record about the guests, games and the gifts etc.

The Knock Out system is so easy to use. You need to buy the starter kit which includes the punch frame, and a dotted scallop cartridge. You also get 2 pattern pieces to help you align the paper you are punching.

The cartridge sits in the centre space, and the two little pieces are marked A and B and fit into the spaces either side.

Once the pieces are in place you punch as you would with any border punch.

To punch another design you simply change the cartridge and the little pieces and off you go. It really is an easy system to use.

If you want to own one of these they can be found in the shop here.

The last LO I have to share records a worrying afternoon spent at the hospital being monitored. Ever the scrapper, whilst we were there I took a photo of the foetal monitor and the printout that showed how active the baby had been.
I used a waste piece of card that had had stars cut from it on a craft robo (thanks Helen) as a mask. Using cream mist first, then slightly moving the stencil before misting with turquoise creates a shadow effect.
The LO was kept really simple with just a few strips of patterned paper a die cut for journaling to be added to. I added a machine stitched border around the edge and a section of random zig zag stitching to echo the patterns on the heart beat trace.
Hopefully the little man will behave and not cause anymore worry for his mum and won't keep us all waiting for too long before he makes his appearance.
Keep popping back every couple of days to see what the rest of the team have been up to, and for the chance to take part in challenges and win e-vouchers to spend in the shop.


Nat said...

Lovely pages :) Love the random zig-zagging - fab idea. The punches look good, I wanna know more! xxx

Louise said...

Edited just for you Nat, with pics x

Trina said...

Fab layouts Lou, I love the heart beat zigzags too xx

Trina said...

Fab layouts Lou, I love the heart beat zigzags too xx

Jenga said...

Ooh I think I need a play with that punch system ! Fab LO's for Jenny x

Ifa said...

Gorgeous pages Lou...I missed "for a friend" and thought you were the lady in waiting. I am liking the look of that punch system. Do I need more punches ?