Thursday, 10 May 2012

Step by Step for a Summers Day



I have seen lots of fab posts on other blogs with shots of how people got to their final page....so I thought I would have a go.  Forgive some of the photos as it was getting dark and I had to hold the camera as still as I could.

The started my page with choosing the photo and then matching it up with the papers....which are the Echo Park This and That Charming range - so my colours are predominantly green and yellow.  

First job after that was to create myself a masking tape border (I didn't measure it) and then I scraped gesso across the page using a cardboard tag from my next jeans - mainly as it was a bit plasticised and I didn't have an old credit card to use.  Once I had done this I then painted the edges of the tag with gesso and used it to make some lines down the page. 


 I then left it for some drying time, and dug out some sequin off cuts, I tried using a foam sponge but the colour wasn't very strong, so I just dabbed my cats eye ink pad across the sequin mesh to get the effect above.



I then masked some of my sequin mesh and used an aqua colour too.




I took of my masking tape, the paper was a little warped with the paint, but it will flatten in an album.


I cut out 8 hexagons, and distressed the edges and inked them, I also tore some bits of paper out of a dictionary and layered them behind on the page.


Knowing where the photo was going I then added a couple of strips of paper above the photo - one of them I used a book style punch (the one where it looks like you have torn it out a book) and added some of the Echo Park stickers on the left side too.


I stitched around the edge of the gessoed section with a zig zag stitch, and then set to work on the banner.  I used some green bakers twine, I layered a line of glue down across the page and then added the twine carefully on top.


Ok so this photo is only in here because I like it, but I inked and distressed my banner...and stapled it before I stuck it on so I didn't have to staple through my photo.


I added my banner with foam pads


Added some gems and then used some thickers and EP stickers for the title, as well as adding some drips of green and yellow shimmer mist to each corner (I cover my photo with a piece of paper when I do this bit).  I also layered up a little line of banners at the bottom on the right hand side and a journal spot for behind the photo.

I hope you enjoyed that - this was all based on the sketch over at the Studio challenge blog so if you want to have a go and win a prize then click here.

26 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the process .... And wow what an outcome :)

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  2. OMG!!! The detail in this layout is amazing!!!

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  3. Another masterpiece how do you do it A master class is in order you know. You can use us at crafters as a training ground

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  4. Fab layout and worth all the work you put into it :0)
    Kate xx

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  5. love the process! and the finished layout is just wonderful

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  6. Thanks for sharing!!! I was wondering how you created that cool background!

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  7. What a great layout!
    You really made the charming collection your own with this one.
    I love all the different techniques you used.

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  8. Thank you so much for walking through how to create your layout, It looks stunning. I hadn't thought of using the ink pads through the stencils which is funny as I had used that technique at a retreat which mind you was a couple yrs back, I don't have a great memory lol.

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  9. I LOVE seeing the process!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. I got some gesso and I use it for my canvas I never thought about using it in my layouts, thanks for the inspiration...I have to try this now!

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  11. Such a fantastic tutorial! Thank you for sharing your technics!

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  12. Oh this is just lovely, love the muted colours.
    Cxx

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  13. Lovely layout - and I love how you created this page.

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  14. Very nicely done! I really appreciate mixed media layouts.

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  15. Oh Kat that is awesome I'm loving it!

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  16. So fun to get a peek into your process! Gorgeous page too!

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  17. This is a fab page and thank you so much for sharing this tut with us, as someone who is just starting out in scrapbooking its so useful to see how pages are made.
    Becky x

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  18. Thank you for sharing that process, so interesting to see how you get such beautiful results, more please :D

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  19. I like seeing process videos, this was a great post. The layout is great too.

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  20. love what you did with this sketch, this layout is amazing! thanks for the step by step too, it was fun to see how you used the gesso!!! beautiful, tfs!

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  21. Loved seeing your step-by-step. Also love those hexagons on your page-what a great idea.

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  22. Fabulous layout! I love all the misting work you did.

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  23. Awesome - and thanks for the step by step on how you did it - really interesting!!
    Kate
    xx

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  24. That's a great background and the layout's brilliant.

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  25. Thanks for sharing the techniques with us

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  26. i love this LO and the step by steps...its so fun to see how it evolved!

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