Saturday, 27 August 2011

A Saturday How To....

Hey blogland, hope you're enjoying this bank holiday weekend? I'm having a lazy one, I have a cold so this weekend I plan to cosy up with the GP for company and a spot of craftiness at some point and not much else! Hopefully I will be feeling better by monday as we have a trip to the local race circuit planned. Anyway, I did promise you a how to post....

For this layout I used a photo from the wedding and papers from Crate's Portrait collection.
First I cut out the corresponding month from the calendar paper...unfortunately the one I needed was right in the middle but nevermind!!
I then used a chipboard heart as a template and drew around it on the back of some red paper.
Using the filmstrip sticker from the sticker sheet, I cut tiny scraps of paper and popped one behind each negative space.
Next I assembled the layout on a white background using all the elements I prepared above and layering with some patterned papers.
This may take a little patience, but cut out a flower detail from one of the papers...this is a great way to make embellishments that coordinate perfectly with your paper collection.
Add this to your page, layering with a couple of journalling stickers.
I then added the title, a rub on and a couple of little embellishments.
For a bit of texture I used a stitching template to punch and hand stitch a design. If you don't have a template simply draw a design on the back and punch at regular intervals.
And that's it!
Really hope you like it....if you use any of the ideas or techniques make sure you leave me a link as I would love to see xxx

7 comments:

Scribble Monster said...

I've just been linked to your blog by someone and it's great. Love the stitching. Jen

Miss Smith said...

The stitching here is totally lush!

Jackie xxx said...

Great layout - love the details beind the film strip.

Lisa-Jane said...

So gorgeous! Great colours and I love the placement of all the elements.

Helsbells said...

I love the stitching too. I usually do free-hand pricking/piercing but you've inspired me to make my own template. Love the different colours behind the negative strip too.

Heather said...

I've just followed a link too! Love all the detail especially the film-strip :)

jennifer said...

This is so pretty, I love the film strip and the stitching. X