Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sisters are Different Flowers From the Same Garden...

I have another layout to share that I created with the design team kit sent to me from Jill at Memorable Seasons. My kit featured the BoBunny Sophie line and you can see that entire line here. The paper I used for this layout is called Wild Flowers. I also used these stickers that coordinate with this kit: Pretty Sisters and these brads: Sophie iCandy. I also used the coordinating Double Dot Paper in Mulberry color.

Here's a picture of the layout and the details on how I made it:
For my main photos, I used Photoshop Elements to crop the three middle pictures down to 2x2 size, then put them on one 4x6 canvas to print them off all as one photo. The top photo and the bottom photo are both separate 4x6 photos that I glued onto the strip of center photos. So the whole thing looks like one big photo collage and only took 3 sheets of 4x6 photo paper. The entire photo collage is bordered with a strip of the Mulberry colored Dotted paper that I punched with the Martha Stewart Loopy Edge punch. I did add a white edge underneath the loopy border and I colored that white paper pink with the new Spun Sugar Distress ink pad.

The sticker was completely flat, but I added a blue flower on top of their printed flower, and I added a real glittered iCandy brad where they had the printed one and also mimicked the tied bow too. I love how the printed sticker had a three dimensional look to it, but I was able to step it up a notch and add a little more real dimension. I also sanded the edges of the sticker to help it stand out among all the darker colors and I adhered it to my layout with foam tape.
 For the journaling, I used the Ranger Inkssentials white pen and followed the lines already printed on the main background paper. When I erased my penciled in journaling after the white pen ink dried, the white ink faded too, so I re-traced the journaling with the white pen again. After it dried, somehow the white ink has taken on the look of a pink ink. Not sure how that happened exactly, but I LOVE the look and it works beautifully on this layout!

1 comment:

Cara said...

This is cute. Do you have the file of just the collage picture thing you made. If so could you email it to me. I'm gonna frame it.