Sunday, February 01, 2009

"A Little Tricky" Layout Class...

I designed this class as part of my on-line class work for A Trip Down Memory Lane. 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:
Fancy Pants – Laugh
Fancy Pants – Confetti
Fancy Pants - Jubilate
American Crafts – Thickers – Shoe Box, White Glitter #42882
Basic Grey – Journal Block Stamps #sta-1217
October Afternoon – Photography Stamps

Also needed:
Scraps of white cardstock
Glue (I use Herma removable)
Black journaling pen (Zig Millennium)
Black Slick Writer
Charcoal Chalk Inkpad (optional)
One blue jewel (optional)
Corner rounder

Start by cutting your “Confetti” paper to size. We will be using the blue side as the base for the layout. 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 landscape photo.

Cut a piece from the “Jubilate” paper. It should have the same width as your photo (mine’s 15,3 cm) and needs to be 8,5 cm tall. Then cut a piece from the “Laugh” paper, again the width of your photo and this time 8 cm tall. Round the two corners on ONE of the long sides on both pieces of paper. Chalk the edges.

Attach your paper pieces to your background in a long row going down. I started mine 1,5 cm from the top of the layout. First the “Laugh” paper, then your photo and finally the “Jubilate” paper. Outline with a black pen and then draw “fake stitching” around it.

Create your title above the photo. I used a mixture of Thickers chipboard alphabet and journaling by hand.

Now get a piece of scrap paper (anything will do – we’re only making a template) and freehand (or use a ruler!) an arrow. Mine’s 5 cm long. Once you’re happy with your arrow, cut it out and use it as a template to make two identical arrows. Cut one from the “Laugh” paper and one from the “Jubilate” paper. Chalk the edges and put in place using the photo below as a guide.

Stamp the big Basic Grey journaling stamp onto white card, journal, cut out, ink the edges and attach to your layout. Add a blue jewel to the side.

Finish off by adding a stamp and filling in the date.

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


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Michelle said...

It's another very useful tutorial! I've made layout according to your instructions (of course I changed a little) - it's here! Thanks for sharing!