Hi it's Janine Koczwara here again, who is currently enjoying the warm sunshine of an Australian Summer!! I am very envious of all of you that got to experience the magic of a white Christmas this year! It is my dream to enjoy that experience one day, but in the meantime I will enjoy the hot sunny days Adelaide has on offer at the moment! I trust that you all had a fabulous Christmas with family and friends.
I am bringing two quite different projects to show you today! I always love layers on my pages, it is how I find I can add interest and detail to my work and I just love the look of it! In this first project I have gone to town with the new Prima Distress Tool (my new best friend) to create a very shabby vintage feel to my layout.
In the creation of this project I also had a lot of fun using Rangers Tim Holtz distress ink and a Prima Mask to create the greyish blue, leafy hand-cut layer. As you can see there are so many layers in this project and they are all distressed and shabby, even the photographs and this level of distressing is so easy to achieve with the new Prima Distress Tool. You can see how this layout was constructed in the video below.
- 842765 Botanical Collection
- 843755 12x12 Ledger Paper
- 8411402 Shabby Chic Collection - Morning Poetry
- 545659 Mask
- 551223 Chipboard Stickers Romantique
- 551087 Cling Stamps
- 550066 Alphabet Stickers
- 544249 Alphabet Stickers
- 523725 Essentials #4
- 890841 Shabby Chic Treasures
- 890858 Shabby Chic Treasures
- PE067D101 Limited Edition Roses
- PE 06738 Limited Edition Roses
- 539504 Primrosa Flower
- 536350 Clear Stamps
- 890940 Comfort Craft Distress Tool
- 890964 Comfort Craft Knife
Now onto a step by step for my second project that focuses on the design elements rather than a lot of techniques to create this elegant page. Getting the design of a page right is extremely important to the overal effectiveness of the Layout. The design started around the hand cut sprawling vine paper, it provides movement in the layout and draws your eye around the page.
- 843540 - Printery Collection - Love Ledger
- 843526 - Printery Collection - Page Four
- 843557 - Printery Collection - Folio
- 843519 - Printery Collection - Signature
- 551247 - Printery Chipboard Pieces
- 890742 - Shabby Chic Resin Treasures
- 544225 - Alphabet Chipboard - Black
- 543761 - Orchard Mix - Dewdrop
- 538637 - Fairytale Roses
- 539504 - Primrosa
- 538675 - Cameo Roses
- 540456 - Mulberry Rose Leaves
- 545482 - Alencon Lace
- Prima Velvet Ribbon
- Special Edition Gypsophillia, Small Roses and White natural flowers
Other Products Needed:
- Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch
- Tim Holts Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Distress Ink Tool
- Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmermist - Cotton Candy
- Step 1 - Carefully cut around the patterned paper and trim it back as shown on the LH side, so that it can sit above other elements on your page. The new Prima Craft Knife is perfect for this step.
- Step 2 - Use the Martha Stewart around the page punch to create a decorative edge around your page, Ink edges and stick down onto the black paper.
- Step 3 - From the paper that has several distinct areas on it, cut out the long black damask floral part. Punch across the top edge. Ink edges.
- Step 4 - Cut a strip from the cream left over part of the paper the first cut out came from and punc across one side, ink edged and stick down as shown below.
- Step 5 - Add the two layers of ribbon as shown.
- Step 6 - Arrange the handcut edge and the strip across the page and stick down.
- Step 7 - Cut another section from the patterned paper, the bordered ledger part. Ink edges and stick down just above the top of the punched edge.
- Step 8 - Glimmermist 2 small roses and one fo the white flowers to the delicate pink colour.
- Step 9 - Add your photos, chipboard and floral embellishments and finally your title to finish off the page. I have printed part of the title onto transparency, cut around it and stuck down with Ranger Glossy Accents. I used Porcelain font downloaded from the internet.
By placing the emphasis on the large deep pink flower, deep pink velvet ribbon and the deep pink in the colour photograph, a trio of accents has been created to make the whole page pop.
Sizing of flowers is crucial in making a floral cluster work effectively. Always start with your largest flower/s and work downward in size from there, adding small sprays and leaves as the last touch as this is the best way to ensure balance in both design and color compsition to the cluster.
The small cluster provides balance to the larger cluster and also helps in creating part of a visual triangle in the design of the LO.
I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials and projects today while having a wonderful festive season between Christmas and New Years!