Saturday, September 5, 2015

Re-Examining Your Creative Process: Making the Most of Your Patterned Paper

Continuing our series from Brenda Carpenter's class notes.  I created the layout above using pictures taken last month when we were in the New England states.  Old Sturbridge Village "depicts life in an early 19th-century rural Village, featuring costumed historians, antique buildings, water-powered mills, and a working farm. You can view antiques, meet heritage breed animals, and take part in hands-on crafts."--from the official Old Sturbridge Village site. The woman in the hat is demonstrating how they dyed the yarn that they made from raw materials like wool and plant dies.

I created the page with two patterned papers and a few die cuts from Jillibean Soup Sew Happy, from the September Doubleshot Kit.  The third patterned paper is the yellow one that actually came from last months Doubleshot Kit, Bella Blvd. Star Student.

Brenda created an 8x8 layout with a collage of pictures, "Love this girl":

  • Photo is a 5x5 inch collage (created in Picasa2)
  • Trim pink cardstock to 8x8 inches.
  • Trim white cardstock to .75 x 5 inches (x2) - punch scalloped border along one strip.
  • Trim red scroll paper to 1.5 x 5 inches. Trim red cardstock to 3/8 x 5 inches.
  • Trim striped paper to 1 x 8 inch.  Use 3 flowers cut out from green floral paper.
  • Punch 2 hearts out of red cardstock.  Use negative portion from the punched cardstock as an accentt on the page.  Cover one heart with glitter.
  • Assemble page as shown.  Round the outer corners of the layout.

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