Friday, February 26, 2010

A Timely Point of View--Layout share

This was the fourth layout I created with the Memorable Seasons February design team kit. Be sure to see the end of this post for a complete list of supplies used and links to find them in the Memorable Seasons store.
 To begin with, I cut out a 1" frame border from the houndstooth paper using the Fiskars paper trimmer. The trimmer has an arrow on the sides of the blade so you can see where your blade will start cutting, and a notch on the top and bottom so you can see where the blade will be moving up or down along the track. You will need to move the paper over 1" to the left, then move the blade up 1" into the paper to start your frame cut. Cut all the way towards the top, stopping 1" from the top. Lift your paper out of the trimmer, turn it to the adjacent side and repeat, making sure all 4 sides are cut the same way. This will leave you with a border frame and the center of your paper can be used for something else.
Then I custom colored the paper to coordinate better with my layout accents. I used my homemade foam blender tools with these ink colors (Fired Brick and Brushed Corduroy). I basically rubbed the colors onto the paper and created a custom red/brown color with the hounds tooth pattern still showing through. The frame was attached to the layout with foam tape.
The clocks on this layout were hand cut from the center of this paper and were glued to the frame overlapping the photos.
I also hand cut the watch chain and used a piece of it on the layout as a border between the photos and the journaling. Since I had already scrapped more of the photos from this same day with the same papers, I took a twist on my journaling and talked about how it was neat to be able to see the perspectives from three different generations....timely points of view. :)
My photos were distressed with sandpaper and this helps them pop off the page since the background was also dark brown. I added this border from the die cut border sheet and it serves as the title of the layout.
The clocks were pretty flat on the layout, so I added some Distress Stickles to give more dimension. I used the Tea Dye color and it is just beautiful in person...looks like tiny pieces of cracked glass. I added the glitter in different places on the clocks to keep it random.
Supplies used on this layout:
Graphic 45 papers: Timely Point of View, Man About Town, Die Cut Borders
Ranger Distress Stickles: Tea Dye
Ranger Distress Inkpads: Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Inkssentials White Pen
Brown Cardstock
Sandpaper and Foam Tape


Jennifer Stewart said...

This is a beautiful layout, Megan! I love all of the detail photos you've done. :)


Mardi said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I want the clock paper!!!