Stewart was feeling a lot better today, so I decided that I’d get a little bit of scrapping done ….
The first layout, “My most favourite place in the World”, shows the Chicken Shack on Port Grimaud beach in the South of France – it truly is the most amazing place, that serves amazing food, amazing cocktails and looks directly out at St Tropez Bay. Its heaven on earth !
I’ve used a 12x12 Crumb Cake cardstock base.
1) The first thing I made were the tags on the top right of the page. They were made by cutting out 1 - 2”x4” and 1 - 2”x 3” mats from Island Indigo card. I then cut out two different pieces of designer paper from Twitterpated measuring 1 3/4” x 3 3/4” and 1 3/4” x 2 3/4” which I then layered onto the tags, and cut out the bottom ‘tails’. I then punched out two circles of designer paper using the 1 3/8” punch. I then punched out another 2 circles in real red cardstock using the 1 3/4” punch. I adhered the paper onto the card, and then cut the circles in half. I adhered the long mats onto the layout first, and then adhered the half circles over the top.
2) Next I cut out a strip of real red cardstock measuring 2” x 12”, and a strip of designer paper measuring 1 3/4” x 11 3/4” which I adhered onto the red cardstock. Put this strip aside.
3) The next thing I made was the large HALF of a circle. I lay a dinner plate on top of a piece of Indigo Island cardstock and drew around it in pencil. Remember, you don’t need to draw the whole circle, because you will only be using half of it ! Next, I punched out 7 scalloped circles in real red cardstock using the 1/14” scallop circle punch. This isn’t available in the UK catalogue now, so you can either use another brand of punch, or a spellbinder die. I then cut the scallops into half, and adhered around the edge of the half circle. I then adhered this to the layout, and adhered the long strip over the bottom edge of the half circle. OR – you can use the ‘regular’ size scallop punch, but just have fewer circles
4) Next I made three more ‘tailed tags’. Again, I used Island Indigo for the bottom layer – for these, I used different sizes of card and patterned paper, and you can cut yours to any size you like. One was 1 3/4” x 3”, the middle one was 1 7/8 x 4 1/4” and the last one on the right measures 1 7/8” x 2 5/8. I cut the patterned paper 1/4” smaller than the cardstock. As I say, just go with your ‘eye’ and see what size you prefer, or what you think looks best. I adhered the tags to the top of the strip, and then adhered more half circles of cardstock and patterned paper over the three ‘tailed tags’.
5) Next, I added the photographs. As you can see, the photograph on the left has been trimmed down, and then cut into three – I know some people are horror stricken to be asked to cut photographs, but I think it can give a really different effect to your layouts. I trimmed down the second photograph and then adhered it to the right of the first photograph. TIP: I always ink the edges of my photographs with Early Espresso, as it eliminates those awful ‘white’ lines around the edges, particularly if you have trimmed your photos.
6) To add some elements to the layout, I stamped the atlas from The Open Sea using Island Indigo ink on white cardstock. I punched it out, added the words ‘in the world’ and stuck it onto the long strip using dimensionals. Lastly, I die-cut the word ‘my’ using Lucky Limeade cardstock, and added the remainder of the title. The little letters I use can be bought – however, I have typed up two sizes of alphabets in Word, and print them onto cardstock. I ink the edges before placing them where I want them.
STEP-UP - you could step this layout up, by using buttons, pearls, rhinestones etc., I wanted to keep this pretty plain, as I felt that the amazing patterned papers were enough in this instance, and show them off to their full potential.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I would love to see any projects you make that use mine as your inspiration. As always, I’d be grateful if you would give me credit if you ‘lift’ this project.
Have fun and don’t forget to come back for more ideas and inspiration. I am still working on getting a video onto my blog, but its a nightmare !
Come back in the next few days for instructions on the following layouts ….
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