Saturday, January 2, 2010

First layout of 2010

I scrapped some photos from last summer today. This is one of my boys skimboarding while visiting his Grandparents in Victoria in July. He loves skimboarding!

Click on the layout to enlarge it.

I started off by spraying brown ink in two places on my background. I used the backing of the Prima felt 'Devines' as a stencil and sprayed over them.

Next I cut random strips of Quick Quotes patterned paper. Most of the strips are 9" or 10" long and 1-1/2" wide. I cut thinner strips to layer on top. I love this line of papers for outdoor photos. And it's double sided so you have choices!

Once I'd glued down the strips and adhered my photos I was ready to embellish my page. I crumpled and inked a couple of shipping tags, then tore them to the length I wanted. I stamped the longer tag with an Inque Botique journaling stamp. The shorter tag was glued down to the left hand page and I stuck my 'Thicker' title across it.

I bought this Quickutz 'flourish' die a while back and haven't gotten around to breaking open the package yet. I think it looks like water splashing so I cut a couple of sets to tuck in and around my tags. I love how they add movement to my layout. There are some central cuts that don't go all the way around so parts of the die pop up, giving it a 3D effect.

I added Hero Arts bling in a random pattern around my 'splashes'. You can see it better if you enlarge the layout above by clicking on it. I finished the layout off by topping my two tags with a couple of Prima 'Sprites' flowers layered with a Kaiser brad to hold it together, and I stuck down the two Prima leaf stems (Devines) I had used as a stencil earlier.


cdutchak said...

Beautiful layout. Love all the techniques.

Angela Fehr said...

I really love this layout - the spray of ink is a fabulous touch! And I have to get me some of that Prima felt!