May 5, 2011 at 2:18 am #2735
A photo tutorial by: Robin Schelin
Using the May, 2011 collection – Grandma's Garden
Anatomy-of-a-Layout by Robin Schelin
1. I used Magical Micas to paint the DA birdcage and the Color Me Crazy hearts. For the birdcage, I used 2 coats of Cattail Copper Brown and 2 coats of Ponderosa Pine Green. I also used a little bit of Copper alcohol ink with the green to try to shade it a little. Then added the rhinestones that came in the kit. I used the Cattail Copper Brown on the hearts.
I used the chalkboard Apricot Nector mist on the Color Me Crazy frame, inked the edges with Color Box Chesnut chalk ink, then punched holes around it with a cropadile. Then I weaved the ribbon through. I didn't have enough ribbon to weave all the way through, because I used some on another project. Was a little worried I wouldn't have enough left for this!! lol!! But the pic covered the nekked holes , so all's good!
The butterflies are from Lisa's fabulous collection for the May kit. The colors of these particular butterflies were too vivid and to blueish green for what I wanted, so I changed the hue in photoshop to be more soft and subtle.
2. Here are all the flowers that I used. I also added some Petaloo flower stems that I had to use as fillers. I scanned the beautiful floral transparancy that was in the kit and printed it out a few times, 2 a little bigger, and one smaller than the original. I also cut up some bling.
3. Ok, now to start putting it all together…First I distressed the edges of the background papers and the top circle with the zutter. I used a regular edge distresser on the orange background circle instead of the zutter because I wanted a less distressed look for some contrast.Then I inked lightly over all the edges with Color BoxChesnut Chalk ink, then I folded down and rolled down the edges on the top and bottom of the pp.
4. I placed the 2 larger transparanices I made under the circle on the left side before glueing the circles down. Then I glued the birdcage down, I glued the smaller transparancy under the circle on the bottom right side and then glued the original transparancy on top of the circle on the upper right.
5. I added the frame and the picture, placing the 2 hearts lightly under the picture on the right side. After the picture was in, I added the bow
6.Lastly I added the butterflies! And there you have it!!!May 5, 2011 at 2:38 am #106378May 5, 2011 at 2:43 am #106380
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."May 5, 2011 at 2:53 am #106381May 5, 2011 at 3:02 am #106382May 5, 2011 at 3:15 am #106383May 5, 2011 at 3:24 am #106384May 5, 2011 at 3:43 am #106385May 5, 2011 at 3:55 am #106379
Wonderful layout. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your scrappy wisdom.May 5, 2011 at 4:01 am #106386May 5, 2011 at 4:13 am #106387May 5, 2011 at 5:21 am #106388May 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm #106390
On its own, such a stunning layout, step-by-step, even more awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing, Robin!!!
(And DUH, scanning the transparency and resizing it, yes, I never thought of that!!!)May 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm #106391
Yeah, I'm lifting this! aarobin, you really are a scrapbooking goddess! I love everything about this!May 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm #106392
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