Monday, August 30, 2010

Colour pop

Good morning (or afternoon for Aussies)! I'm excited to bring you another tutorial today. Even more excited, for that's my very second LO - and I think I caught the bug - yay! :) I LOVED putting my page together! Here it is:

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To make a page like this, you will need the following goodies from the store:
1.5" Jute Ribbon Natural (those who are familiar with my work, certainly know that I'm such a junkie for jute/burlap lately!)
Red/White Twisted Rope
Moss 3/8" Velvet Ric-Rac
Jenni Bowlin Embellished Butterflies Brown
Watermelon Hand-Painted Buttons

You'll also need: 12x12" corrugated cardboard, Basic Grey tag, some ornamental lace trim; chipboard heart and leaf, a piece of cream mulberry paper, red rhinestones/jewels, felt flower embellishments, stapler, sewing machine, white and olive ink & assorted alphabets (mine are from American Crafts, Bella! & Jemark)

Firstly take your photo, and adhere it to a piece of mulberry paper. Do not cut the edges of the paper precisely - tear it carefully by hand. If you're unsure of the effect, help yourself with ruler.
Stitch around the edges.

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Take the Basic Grey tag (mine is from the SweetPea Jack Collection), and adhere it to the upper right corner of the cardboard:

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Cut two generous lengths off Jute Ribbon, and adhere as shown, one on top of another:

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Put your photo on top and secure it (I recommend using a strong glue when working with jute, it can be quite fiddly. A strong double-sided tape works well too):

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Arrange your letters in the lower left corner of the page:

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Staple two pieces of Velvet Ric-Rac below the letters. I made mine overlap a bit:

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Cut a length of Twisted Rope, and arrange it on the page as shown. Staple to the base on both ends, and secure the loop with glue.

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Ink up the edges of chipboard flowers and adhere to the left of the sentiment:

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Arrange felt flowers around it freely:

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Add some doodling to the visible parts, with a white gel pen:

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Add journalling to the tag, embellish with Hand-Made Buttons & chipboard heart

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Find some lace with 'frilly' edge, and put over the head, to resemble the crown. Embellish with jewels:

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Add Jenni Bowlin butterfly:

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Distress the edges with white ink, rubbing the pad directly against the paper:

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...and voila! You're all done :)
I hope you enjoyed! If you'd like to find out more details, feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful evening, and I'll see you in a week's time :)

5 comments :

  1. What a precious layout! Love the layering of the jute ribbon behind the photo and that ribbon crown? Genius!!

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  2. Particularly like the lace crown!

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  3. This is one of the cutest layouts I have ever seen. And the baby is a big plus.

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  4. Just so very cute!!

    Love Sheila xx

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