Friday, 12 August 2011

Sweet page

Here is another layout created for the DT of Scrapagogo using the super yummy August kit! I can't believe that I have been able to create six layouts so far and that I still have enough stash left for at least one more! As the kit is just about to be dispatched from Gogo HQ I decided to share with you a tutorial on how to create this layout. Are you ready? So here we go:
This is what I started my LO with. It shows you that you do not need to start with full sheets of paper or cardstock to create a 12"x12" LO! First, cut out of the sheets pieces so that you get a 12"x12" background. Remember to make one of your piece longer by 1" so that you have space to glue the paper together.

Cut out two strips of cardstock. Those are 1,5"x12" and 2"x12", then punch one side off with a different border punch on each strips. If you don't own a border punch, don't worry as you can get a very cool effect by simply distressing on side of each strips or tearing it!

Assemble the cardstock and the patterned paper so that you obtain a 12"x12" page. Cover the joint with some ribbon or rick-rack as I did here.

Now let's build up this page!

Punch a 1" circle and glue it on top of the rosace. I did this as the original colour did not match the rest of my LO. Then mount your photo on some patterned paper. Place it on the bottom left of your page using sticky foam pads just so it is over lapping slightly the layering at the bottom of the LO. Glue the rosace on the bottom left corner of your photo.

For your title, ink the edges of each letter tiles with distress ink then cover them with glossy accent. When the glossy just start to skin-over (after 15 min-ish) spray very lightly some cosmic shimmer or any other spray in a dark brown tint over your letters. Then leave to dry completely. I personally like to let them set overnight.
Punch a heart out of cardstock, ink the edges and cover it with glossy accent. Place your title on the right hand side of you photograph.

Cut out some strips of paper of 1cm high. Stamp over them your journaling with Staze on ink. Cut them to the length that suit your LO and them ink them with distress ink and cover them with glossy accent. The glossy is not necessary but I just find that it really makes the elements "pop" out of the page. Place those strips above your photograph once all the glossy has dried.

Stamp directly on the background of your page on the top right corner. If you are unsure of your stamping abilities, simply stamp the image on some cardstock, cut it out and glue it on that right corner of the page.
Stamp the image again on some patterned paper and cut out the little cupcake. Stick that cut-out cupcake with one square of sticky foam pad over the cupcake that is stamped on your layout.

Distress some printed strips of paper with some Antique linen ink. Stick it down on the rosace and below the title as such:

Finish the Layout off by adding a brad on top of the rosace and a rose at the end of the strip below your title.

So here you go! I hope that this inspires you and that even maybe you have been able to learn a new technique! Don't hesitate to ask any question as I will be more than pleased to reply. Make sure you keep checking this blog as well as the Scrapagogo blog for more tips and ideas!
See you all soon around!


Sue said...

Fab layout.Cupcake looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Great layout, love the colours and papers. And those cupcakes look delicious! Becky x

Jenny said...

A very pretty page Emily and great tutorial :)
I love the background paper...reminds me of chintzy wallpaper :)
Jenny x

Emy said...

Beautiful page. I love the layered borders.

Claireliz said...

Fab layout Emilie.

Jenny said...

Love the tutoral, and the LO too. I now want cupcakes :)

vixen said...

lovely layout, thank you for sharing how you made it :)