Sunday, 9 October 2011

How I made my October Scraplift Page

A few tips on how I made my layout for the October Scraplift Challenge.

The little girl in the photos is my daughter Emily when she was 8 years old, on Old Town Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly. August 2000.

I used 2 sheets of navy Bazzill and Bo Bunny, Barefoot and Bliss papers all from Cardinal Colours.

Beach Bag





Here is how the layout was made:

1. Cutting
a) Gut a 12 x 12” sheet Navy Bazzill to leave a 1” frame.
b) Cut blue side of ‘Surf’ paper to 11 x 11” and gut to make a 2” frame.
c) Cut a piece of navy Bazzill to 9 x 9” and gut with a 1” frame.
d) Cut variegated side of ‘Stripe’ paper 8 ¾ x 8 ¾”.
e) Cut navy Bazzill to 1 ¾ x 9 ¾”.
f) Cut blue side of ‘Bubbles’ paper to 1 ½ x 9 ½”.
g) Cut navy Bazzill to 7 ¼ x 6 ¼” and 3 ¼ x 6 ¼”.
h) Cut white side of ‘Beach Bag’ to 7 x 6” and 3 x 6”.
i) Cut out ‘Dive into summer’ and ‘another day in paradise’ from Cut –outs sheet. Mount these onto navy Bazzill and trim to show a narrow border.
j) Mount photo/s (total size approx 4 x 6”) onto navy Bazzill (approx. 4 ¼ x 6 ¼”).
k) Keep all the scraps of Navy Bazzill for title letters and smaller mounts.

2. Placement of papers.
Ink the edges and stick b centrally onto a.
Stick d centrally onto c and c centrally onto b.
Stick f onto e and place against the top edge of the layout about 3” in from the left.
Stick both pieces cut in step h onto both pieces cut in step g. Place smaller piece about 1” up from bottom of layout, about 4 ½” in from left. Place the larger piece so it overlaps the bottom piece by about 1”, make sure it is not stick down along the bottom edge allowing embellishments to be tucked underneath later.
Add mounted photo and cut-outs as shown on sketch, flowery side of ‘Dive into summer’ showing on the left of the blue strip. Stick the ‘Another Day in Paradise’ to right of layout.

3. Embellishment
Using scraps of navy Bazzill cut lettering for title using ‘Life is a Beach’ Cartridge.
With scraps of patterned paper cut plumeria flower and leaf at 1 ¾” and 1 ¼”, ink the edges and arrange onto layout.
Tuck paper flowers and doilies under pocket made g and h. Place more flowers to left of floral panel.
Punch label with Stampin' Up punch and mount onto navy Bazzill and trim to leave a narrow border. Attach where required.
Write journaling onto scraps of patterned paper, trim and add to left side of layout with 3D foam pads.

You have until 5th November to enter this month's challenge. Check back to the 'B is for Borders' post for more details of the challenge.

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