Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Back with a 'How to'...

....I was asked to make a layout for the 'SCRAPLIFT CHALLENGE' in the latest edition of The Scrapbook Magazine. I wanted to do a layout that require people to look quite closely to work out how to copy it, but for all you blog readers I have broken down the process a little.

1. Swipe a round the edge of cardstock with acrylic paint and allow the dry.
2. Tear 4 strips of patterned paper about 2" x 10". Ink edges and machine stitch to the page.
3. Tear a large rectangle of patterned paper, ink edges, machine stitch to the centre of the page.
4. Doodle around the edge of the photos and work out photo placement, but do NOT adhere yet.

5. Add stamped design bearing in mind the photo placement. Start to build up page elements-rub on journalling, stitch banner across the page.
6. Add photos

7. Continue to add elements-doodled bracket, title. This title is painted chipboard, doodled with a uniball signo white pen. Embellishments include rub on flowers, felt flowers, chipboard buttons covered with patterned papers, ribbon, tag, brads.
Here is the completed layout:

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I really love this page-it's so busy, bright and cheery-very appropriate for a kids page!

There are two design element that tie this page together-Firstly, the paper-although it's all different colours the papers are unified by all being spotty.

I LOVE spotted paper!! These are all Kaisercrafts.

And, secondly the black of the stitching, the journalling, the title and the doodling around the photo.


Julie said...

I love it!!!!! x

Bethany Kartchner said...

This is a great tutorial Pam! I'm so doing this. Thank you for the inspo!

scrappyjacky said...

A totally gorgeous layout....and what wonderful colours