Friday, November 27, 2009

Through The Years

This is my third project using Swirlydoos Nov Kit, "Antique Linen". I really love the colour scheme coordinated in this kit. In this layout, I've used both gorgeous papers from TPC Studio and Kaisercraft with the lovely lace overlay from Hambly.

Here are the steps:
1) Use a pattern paper as the base for this layout. Distress it's edges and ink it with distress ink.
2) Cut out a wide strip of lace overlay and add it horizontally on the top of the layout. Dress it up with Stickles.

3) Cut out two strips with different width from the pattern papers and later, distress and ink their edges with distress ink. Attach it on top of the overlay and hand stitch some zig-zag stitches between them.
4) Hand stitch a huge square around the layout.
5) Ink the edges of the big photograph with some distress ink and mat it with a dark brown cardstock. Attach it to the middle of the layout. Apply some rub-ons to it's upper left corner and left edges. Dress it up with pearls.

6) Cut out a huge mirror/banner/journaling box from the pattern paper and ink it's edges with distress ink. Add it to the right of the layout. Also add some flowers to it. Detail it with pearls, Stickles and rub-ons.

7) Ink the edges of the small photograph and mat it with a square piece of pattern paper. Ink it with distress ink as well. Add it to the lower right of the layout. Attach a flower on it's right and add some rub-ons on it's edge and corner. Detail it with some pearls.

8) Cut out the title from the pattern paper and attach it to the layout with foam adhesives. Cover the title with some glossy accents. Add some rub-ons on both of it's edges.

9) Apply a flourish rub-on on the upper left of the layout and stamp some images on the bottom left. Dress it up with pearls.

10) Use the Distressing With Acrylic Paint technique on the flowers.

Hope you all like this layout and try the techniques involved. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sources: Products included in the kit: Pattern Papers: TPC Studio, Kaisercraft; Embellishment: 7Gypsies Textured Rubbings, Prima flowers, Prima pearls, Technique Tuesday Stamps, Hambly overlay; Others (not in the kit): Bazzill Cardstock, Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Stickles, Tsukineko Staz On, Making Memories acrylic paint, floss for stitching, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.


Denise said...

This is sooo beautiful!! Love the details!

Melissa S. said...

Irene, this is so cool. I love the papers you used on this. Well another Thanksgiving dinner is over, the guests have gone and now I can ....sleep. LOL I have no energy to start that layout that I wanted to. Tomorrow is another day. Thank you for all the insperation.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

ohhhh what a beautiful layout.
Once again... so many brilliant details.

StrawberryPia said...

Oh my! This is supergorgeous! Love it Irene! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs pia

Scrap by Heart said...

I love this project you have done!!! I got sooo inspired by your ways to use rub-ons and specially that you put a small stripe on your journal tag. Thank you för sharing and have a realy nice weekend!

A big hug from Tina!

kathj said...

beautiful, i love how you showed all the details

Hanne said...

This is so beautiful with fantastic details!

The Paper Company Studio said...

Great layout!! We love to see people putting our product to use, and even more so when it turns into something as fun as this layout!!


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