Thursday, April 16, 2015
I love mosaics and Lea France Templates are the best to use for this effect. They work well for all different types of pictures but I find travel/scenery pictures works best.
I used 2 sold blue papers from my cardstock as background. I used the Lea France Grid Template to cut the pictures.
Each one was cut differently to highlight what was important in the specific picture. They were rearranged several different ways until they complimented each other. Pictures then glued onto Keller’s Creations White cardstock. Outline of pictures was cut and placed on Blue background.
The words were cut out using the Cricut Cartridge Extreme Fonts from green/white cardstock from supply. Glued together and then placed on background.
The center piece and tree was cut using the Cricut Cartridge Camping Critters with Gypsy; cutting the different layers from different paper and glued together. The canoe was cut from Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up and placed on the lake. It was lined up in center and then cut to fit on both pages.
Blue Cardstock from Supply
Keller’s Creations White Cardstock
Light/dark Green, Light/Dark Brown, Light/Dark Blue Scrap Pieces from Stock
Lea France Grid Template
Cricut Cartridge: Camping Critters, Paper Doll Dress Up, Extreme Fonts
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I purchased a bunch of chipboard outlines from Keller’s Creation because I like chipboard and it was a good sale but I wasn’t sure what I would use them for at the time of purchase. I owned them for about 15 mins before the design for this page came into my head by looking at my pictures and wanting to use the Boy Scout Paper I purchased in a packet ahead of time. Keller’s suggests painting the chipboard which is a good idea and looks nice but when you forget to bring your paint to an event you need to improvise.
All chipboard but the star stamped with Clear Gloss Ink and coated with White Embossing Powder and heated with heat gun until melted. Repeated this step again and then stamped with Clear Gloss Ink and coated with Chameleon Embossing Powder and heated with heat gun to obtain shimmer. Coated edges with White Galaxy Marker.
Glued Chipboard outline shapes onto photos and then trimmed photos around chipboard. Placed letter stickers on Fancy chipboard banner outlining it with Red Stickle.
Star Chipboard covered in glue and allowed to get sticky. Applied thin layer of blue glitter on chipboard and rubbed in.
All pieces aligned on Boy Scout Paper until found the layout that fit everything. Glued items down and added Gems and Border sticker to add some flare.
Boy Scout Scrapbook Packet: Paper, Fancy Banner chipboard, Star chipboard, Star Scout Cut from Word Paper
Chipboard banners and shapes from Keller’s Creations
Stampin’ Up Embossing Powder = White and Chameleon
Ink A Dink A Do Clear Ink
Letter Blue Stickers from Stock
Long border sticker from stock
Silver Gems from Stock
Blue Glitter Paper
Recollection Blue Glitter
Monday, March 16, 2015
I liked this page kit by Jilly Girl & Company that I purchased at a SISS Keller’s event but needed it to be more related to Boy Scouts. I made a template of Fleur De Lis using Cricut Accents Cartridge. I used a light brown ink I borrowed from a friend and sponged it in the template on the white background of page kit and then highlighted it with sponging Quick Quotes Ink Biscotti over the brown.
I glued the striped border on the background paper as directed by page kit.
I cut the pictures using Sizzix Squares except 3 which were cut in rectangle shape. I then glued them to the brown paper that was to be used for photo mats and cut around to make border around photo then organized the photos on the background. I then rearranged the circles and quotes around my photos. I rearranged the banner at the top, cutting it in half and gluing edges to back of pages.
I like how I took a really nice page kit and made it fit my theme and my pictures. I made it my own design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I finally had only a few pictures for an event. I was so excited that I could use a page kit and not have to completely redesign it. I was glad to find a Quick Quotes one (shopquickquotes.com) that I could use.
I made a few changes including adding some of their blue chalk ink instead of using just the recommended colors. I used some of my blue felt letters I had in my stock as well as rearranged the photo mats to fit my pictures. I also moved the ribbon to a different spot. I used my Spellbinders die cut shapes to cut the pictures. I like how the design shows off the pictures. It turned out well.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I love page kits but I have found that I usually have trouble using them because I have too many pictures. I bought the above page kit from Paper Loft (http://www.paperloft.com/) to use with these specific pictures but when I set it up to use and viewed my pictures I thought I had too many pictures. I really wanted to use this kit.
I looked at each picture and gathered only the pics that I wanted to use. Using my Sizzix square die cuts, I fit the pictures to the die cuts to only keep exactly what I wanted of each picture. This made most of the pics small enough to fit multiple on a page and uniformed to blend well together. The difficult part was deciding where to put the photo mats, foot prints, words, and other things on the pages. I picked out the words that fit my theme and then rearranged pictures several times until I found what I liked. I then used Quick Quote Chalk Ink (http://www.shopquickquotes.com/) and distressed the edges of the paper.
This is one of my favorite pages. I took a designed page and made it my own using my pictures to guide it.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Use Lea France Photo Collage Grid Stencil to shape photos and cut photos. Cut out white paper to just slightly larger than stencil and mark white paper using stencil to where photos are to be placed. Glue photos down on white paper following pencil guidelines. Erase any pencil lines showing through. Glue white paper in center of 12x12 Red Shimmer paper. Using border stencil and pencil drew a decorative line onto red paper around white paper. Using White Enamel Accent and covered pencil lines around white paper.
Cut photos using Lea France Photo Collage Grid Stencil. Used a 12x12 Red Shimmer paper for back ground and cut White cardstock 12x5½” and glued to right side of page and spaced 4 rectangular photos on white paper. Space other photos in left corner of page on red paper.
For the Fleur De Li Chipboard – Stamped Clear Gloss Ink on the chipboard and coated with White Embossing Powder and heated with heat gun until melted. Repeated this step again and then stamped with Clear Gloss Ink and coated with Chameleon Embossing powder and heated with heat gun to obtain shimmer. Coated edges with White Galaxy Marker. Placed Red Baby Bling Rhinestones around Edges of Chip board. Glued Chipboard in upper left hand corner of page with glue dots.
for tag – Cut tag 3½ x 5½” from white cardstock paper cutting a slant in the top and placing a brad in center. Tied small piece of cord through brad on tag. Covered tag using Wink A Stella Brush clear gloss placing a glitter shimmer on tag.
Letters – Placed Double sided 2” tape on strip of plain white paper and cut out small squares and placed on Sizzix Letter Die Cuts to cut out letters. Used Xyron machine to place adhesive on back of letters. Peeled off tape film and sprinkled Red Glitter onto letters. Peeled off letters and placed on tag.
Use Red X-mas Stickle alone edges of tag. Glued tag on left lower corner of Red Shimmer paper.
This took me awhile to design but I am happy with how it turned out.
DCMV Shimmer Stack Paper Pack – Red Paper 2 Sheets
White Cardstock Paper from Supply
Lea France Photo Collage – Grid Stencil, Stained Glass Stencil 3rd Ed
Chipboard Fleur De Li and Cord from Boy Scout Pack
Rubber Café Glitter – Cardinal Red
Stickles – X-mas Red
Enamel Accents – White
Want 2 Scrap – Red Baby Bling Rinestones
Stampin’ up Embossing Powder – White and Chameleon
Ink A Dink A Do Clear Ink
Wink A Stella Brush Clear Gloss – 999
Galaxy Marker – White
Sizzix Classic Letter Die Cuts
Ruler Stencil Decorative Border
I am entering this into Quick Quotes Friday Challenge