Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RETREAT 14 Recipe Scrap 1

you will need:-

  • 3 x 4x6 Landscape photos (this layout lends itself to a timeline sequence of photos)
  • White cardstock
  • 3 sheets/scraps of co-ordinating double sided patterned paper- BO-BUNNY SMALL PRINTS IS GOOD FOR THIS
  • Sheet of mini alpha stickers
  • Pack of chipboard alphas
  • Assortment of buttons
  • Embroidery Thread, background stamps and ink
let’s create:-
  1. Trim ink or sand the edges of your photos and place in a vertical stack down the LHS of the page, with your focal photo in the centre. Don’t adhere the edges yet, just the centres.
  2. Cut one 2” strip from each of the co-ordinating papers, and cut these strips into 2” squares. You will need 12 squares. Again sand or ink the edges if you choose.
  3. Using the squares create a haphazard frame around your photos tucking the squares under the edges of your photos and sticking as you go.
  4. Stitching bonus – if you choose to stitch – poke the holes and stitch a frame over your squares and around our photos – alternatively you could faux stitch by drawing in a row of stitches or lines.
  5. Use the chipboard alphas and stickers to make your title and place it to the RHS of your layout overlapping, your focal photo, paper squares and stitched lines.
  6. You could say that your layout is now complete if you are happy with it…but as a fussy fiddler, I now take my stamps to the page…
  7. Using a background stamp such as the Fancy Pants Circles stamp some random circles, on and off the page edges. Remember: To use your “visual triangle” when placing embellishments to create a visual journey through your layout.
  8. Also stamp a journal block half on the bottom RHS – and then add your journaling in your own handwriting. The 5 W’s (Who, What, Why, Where & When).
  9. Complete the layout with some buttons sprinkled and stitched around – making it your own with your own little flair.
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1 comment:

  1. I have completed this layout for a second time with a little twist at can view it on this link