Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Adding Details To Your Layout - by CathyS

We've been scrapping all month with the lovely moodboard theme of TRIBE. Have you been inspired to scrap your tribe yet?

Well I followed that theme with photos of my brother and family for my layout. I used four photos that tell the story of trying to get just one decent pic of everyone smiling... not so easy when you have an uncooperative little girl... we eventually got a fairly decent pic!

Here is how my layout came together:

The strip with the croc at the bottom of my layout was just the perfect sentiment for my page... it's been in my stash for YEARS!!! It's from a very old Crate Paper range. I let the colours in this strip (and my photos) lead me for the rest of the page.

Then there are lots of the little techniques that I used... all of these add to the detail and interest to the page:

1. Stamped circles
 I made my own stamp using foam - just cut three little circles and adhered them to an acrylic block. I stamped with Versafine Clair ink in Pinecone (Brown). After playing around with things I decided the brown was a bit toooooo dark so overstamped with Versafine Clair in Glamorous (Red) and Blue Belle (Blue). This definitely made a huge difference to my layout.

2. Tissue Paper
I added little strips of tissue paper at random points on the page... these are added by using a glue stick and putting the glue on the page and then laying the tissue paper over the glue.

3. Inking
Once the tissue paper was stuck, I used Brilliance Lightning Black to randomly stamped some text over the area. Then I used  Versafine Clair Morning Mist (grey) to stencil some tiny squares over the tissue paper. Lastly I splattered some Black All Purpose Ink over the same area. All these different ink applications work well together and just add some interest to the page.

4. Die cut Stars
I cut a bunch of different size stars with my nesting dies and once I was happy with them all I felt the layout needed just a few more. As I don't have a tiny star punch I turned to my dies again and found my doily die that has stars in the pattern. Well I just used leftover bits of paper and diecut a few tiny stars which then got scattered around the page.

5. Straws
I have a little jar on my table in which I keep a variety of paper straws. Adding three to my layout tied together just added a base on which everything rests.

The final few bits on my layout are a strip of red dot paper which looks like it runs behind the photos but is in fact just two pieces on either side. I layered a project life card on the right side which again picked up all the colours and sentiment of my layout. Lastly is the strip of film washi tape under the straws.

So there you have it... a layout with lots of little bits and pieces that make one cohesive end result. Hope these tips inspire you to scrap.

Till next time,

1 comment :

  1. Love seeing how your page came together. Definitely some inspiration to think about. Thanks