Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tattered Flowers Layout


Has anyone finished their Christmas shopping yet?  Has anyone started it?  I've been frantically trying to finish my shopping because a lot of our presents have to be shipped up here to the Yukon.  We've shopped locally for as much as possible, but there's only so much you can do with such limited options!  I think I've just about got it finished though!

This is another version of Allison Davis' sketch found here.  I changed the sketch a bit.  I moved the journal box to accomodate my bigger embellishments.  In one of the comments, someone asked what a sketch was.  A scrapbooking layout is a combination of photos, paper, and embellishments.  The sketch is a drawing that outlines the placement of all of your elements.  It can take a lot of guess work out of putting your layout together!  A really good sketch will even have measurements written out for you.  All of Allison Davis' sketches have measurements.  They are so easy to work with!

Instead of pulling out my sewing machine again to stich on this layout, I did faux stitching by poking holes in the paper with my paper piercer and then drawing on the thread with my white gel pen.  I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs in black, and outlined it with the white gel pen to make it stand out a little more.  The flowers were a bit more tricky.  I cut out the Tattered Flowers with my cuttlebug, stamped them with Urban Tapestry and black ink and rolled each petal over a pencil to round them.  Then I inked up the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and finished off the flowers with rhinestones. 
 
Ingredients:
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle, Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stamps:  Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs, Urban Tapestry by Stampers Anonymous
Accessories:  Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Kaiserscrapbook Rhinestones, White Gel Pen, K & Company Ribbon, Paper piecing tool, Sizzix Alterations - Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just thought I would comment and say great theme, did you code it for yourself? Really looks excellent!

Hannah Clark said...

Are you talking about the theme for the blog? It's one of blogger's free templates.

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