Sunday, May 04, 2008

"My Sis" Layout Class

Please feel free to use these instructions to make your own layout. You are free to link to this page from any forum etc if you wish. Please do NOT copy this information and/or photos to use for your own classes/forums/webpages without permission.

Supplies needed:
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Bombshell
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Bedazzle
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Fruit Stripe
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Lava Lamp
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Jacks
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Multi Chip Shapes
KI Memories – Pop Culture – Round Buttons
Collage Press – “Official Record” stamp set
White cardstock
American Crafts – Thickers – Latte, Foam, Black
American Crafts – Thickers – Prancer, Chipboard, Red

Also needed:
Glue (I use Herma removable)
Black journaling pen
Black embroidery thread
Three small clear jewels (optional)
Charcoal Chalk Inkpad (optional)
Scrap piece of lime/green cardstock

Start by cutting your white cardstock to size. I scrap in true A4 size, so I cut mine to 29,7x21 centimetres (cm). Please feel free to adapt to another layout size if you prefer.

Pick your photo. I’m using a standard 15x10 cm (6x4) photo in a portrait format. If you’re working on a bigger sized layout (say 12x12) then a larger photo would work great.

We will start off by making the paper flowers in the lower right corner. Use the backside (green) of the “Jacks” paper and cut yourself two strips to form the flower stems. Mine are 1x18 cm and 1x13 cm. Then cut yourself lots of little strips of the different patterned papers – again, mine are about a centimetre wide. You can make these as long or short as you like. Mine are 4,5 cm for the larger flower and 3,5 cm for the smaller flower. If you want to ink the edges, do that now.

Let’s put the flowers together. I have drawn some little black lines along the sides of the stems. Then I start by gluing each “petal” in place. Keep building up until you’re happy with the result. Thread some black embroidery thread though the holes on your two soft charm buttons and place them in the centre of the flowers. Cut off any “petals” that overlap the edge of your layout.

Cut a 14x9 cm piece from the “Bombshell” paper and ink the edges. Cut a stip of the “Fruit Stripe” paper (1x13 cm) and ink the edges of this too. Place the red paper piece level with the left edge of the layout and approx 2 cm from the bottom. Attach your photo and then attach the striped piece of paper from the bottom of your layout and overlapping the edge of your photo.

Add the photo corner to the top right corner of the photo. Use the “photo identification” stamp on your lime cardstock. Cut out, ripping the bottom side, and edge with ink. Attach onto layout (see photo below for placement).

Finish off by adding your title using the two Thickers alphabets (use the three jewels on top of one of the letters if you wish). Add the little black and white soft flower charm on top of the striped paper piece and use your pen to make “faux stitching” (small black lines) along the edges of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed my class! Wishing you lots of fun creating your own version!

1 comment:

Val from Down Under said...

Hi Anso, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your projects with us. Your instructions are always easy to understand.