Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Paper House, a great sketch and Published in Scrapbooking Magazine October - Trick or Treat

Did you ever notice that when your crafting things just seem to fall together when the base paper is the perfect theme to start with. Well that is exactly what happened with this page. 
Some themed papers are so gorgeous you don't want to cover them up .. so
you have to step lightly when creating to be sure that the main part of the paper isn't covered up.

1. so with that said I started this page with photos and cropped them to fit with out losing the people.
I didn't want to cover the title and pumpkins on the bottom or the amazing moon on the upper corner.
2. With the photos in position the first thing that jumped at me was the photos looked like they were just hanging in thin air so grabbing an accenting striped paper I set out to make a border accent.


3. Also above the photos was a mass of open space.. so I masked with gesso and also used the We R Memory Keeper circular roller inker to frame the outer edge. (see below)

4. Pull lots of fun accents from your stash that mix and match with the theme and paper. I grabbed some small short journal type accents, found a piece of punchinella to tuck behind the one photo and the halloween 3D  stickers  are perfect.
5. The upper corner needed a small cluster also to finish it off. Often this can be just small tag, pennent type pieces of left over scraps and an accent or two.

6.With everything laid out I still needed something through the centre behind the photos. A scrap of web paper behind the bigger photo and the cute tag above the smaller photo was a great additional to the overall appearance of the page.
7. Just remember.. always lay your page out, tweak the positioning and after taking a photo for placement you are ready to glue it down.

Supply List:
Paper: Paper House P-0506 Trick or Treat, P-0499 Autumn Collage
Misc. Stash Paper: Echo Park 
Stickers: Paper House STDM -0101
Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger 
Stitch: Sew Easy Ink Roller
Mask: gesso
Stencil: Prima
Sketch: Turtle Soup by Bev Code
Other: punchinella, burlap


Lori Comeau said...

What little cuties. Great job on the layout. Love the papers. (BL)

Shelly said...

Such a fun and cute layout!

Shelley said...

Great layout. I am going to have to print out your tutorial so that I can use it for the future. BL

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Love this layout, so cute and thanks for the folded chevron tutorial (BL)

Shanna Shands said...

Wonderful wonderful layout.

Shanna (BL)

Miranda said...

Awesome LO!
Miranda :) BL

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

Cute Layout. I never thought to make my own chevron piece. Thanks for the great idea.

Tammy S.
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