Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Instructions for August Sketch

Here is the way that I have done the layout:-

1 = 8.5 cm x 7.5 cm
2 = 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm
3 = 10 cm x 7.5 cm

1 = 9 cm x 8 cm
2 = 10 cm x 15 cm
3 = 10.5 cm x 8 cm

1 = 3.5 cm x 7 cm
2 = 8.5 cm 7.5 cm
3 = 8.5 cm x 7.5 cm
4 = 6 cm x 8 cm
5 = 10 cm x 7.5 cm
6 = 9.5 cm x 14.5 cm
7 = 6cm x 7 cm
8 = 8.5 cm x 7.5 cm

I have used Colorbok - Flavia - Peaches and Pomegranates Punch Out Pack. All title letters are from this pack.
I used Tim Holtz - Spiced Marmalade and Pine Needles
A compass, double sided tape and a black pen.
8 brads/eyelets (I only used 7 in the end).

I picked out 3 photos that I wanted to use. Re-sized them and printed them out!

As I was looking through the punch out pack of the sheets of paper looked like it had the texture of a netball, but it was a winey colour, so I used Spiced Marmalade and some cut 'n' dry foam to ink the whole of the 12"x12" paper. It looked okay (phew!!!!!).

I then picked out a contrasting colour for the blocks of paper.
Then a plain paper for matting the photos.

Next I cut all the blocks and photo matts. Then I used a corner punch to round the corners of the photos, blocks and matts. The edges are inked with Pine Needles.

Once that was done I planned out my page by placing all the pieces down on the backing page (netball one), I drew a rough sketch on scrap paper and numbered each block 1-8. I took the pieces back off and put the corresponding number on the back of them. I inked around the edges of the backing page, and laid the pieces back down, the edges that I inked looked really messy.

I suddenly thought d'oh!!!!!! use a round shape cause of the netball theme.. I used a compass to get the big circle, and inked with Pine Needles up to the pencil line. Put the pieces back down and it looked OK.

When I was happy with the page, I put double-sided tape on the back of every piece. I put the brads into the blocks. In the punch out pack there is 4 pages of alphabet's I decided to use these as the were already rounded: I inked them up with Spiced Marmalade to get them to blend in with the page. I also coloured in the actual letters with a black pen, as I didn't think the letters stood out enough. I stuck them down on the blocks that I wanted to use.

I then stuck down the bottom layer (using my numbered rough sketch), then the middle and then the top.

I added journaling onto some of the blocks as they were very plain.

Voila!!! Page completed. If you can't follow my instructions, please leave a post here or on the forum, or e-mail me. I will only be too happy to help. Good luck and I can't wait to see the finished pages.

July ATC Swap

Here is my swap for July. The theme was Sewing.

I searched Google for free sewing patterns, I found this pattern for dolls clothes, downloaded and printed off the pattern picture. I then cut it down to size.

I then searched for sewing sayings - I picked this one as it relates to all crafts. "Sewing and crafts fill my day not to mention the living-room, bedroom and closets". I printed the saying in size 10 font. I trimmed around the saying.

I then glued both the image and the saying to an ATC card using a glue stick.

Distressed both with Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink pad.

To cover the join between the two, I hand sewed with gold thread.

I then hand sewed 3 buttons onto the card using the same gold thread.