Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Dimensional Details

So this week my homework for my class was to make a layout where you used a technique to get your picture to pop off the page. Using the instructions provide I created this layout which is of my mother, sisters, my niece and myself at my youngest sisters wedding. To ink around the placement of the pictures you first position the pictures and lightly mark with a pencil where they are going to go. Then remove the pictures and ink a border around the edge. I used the Close To My Heart texture tool with the foam head and Tim Holtz distressing ink. You can use other things to provide this "halo" such as paint and glimmer mist. Then I sanded the edges of the pictures to give a white edge to make them pop out of the darker background they were now on.
The other special item on this page are the roses. I made them myself. The cream rose is made from cardstock. To learn how to do this check out this utube video on Betty's blog. Betty is taking the same class and shared the video. The flowers are really easy to make - you just have to be patient and wait for them to dry! The deep red rose I made using wired ribbon. I've been making a lot of roses like this for some dance costumes for my daughters school production of Sleeping Beauty and I've become quite an expert at it. Here's the link on how to do this.

The final home for this layout will be my Hatch Family album which I've been working on. I'm trying to scrapbook some of the pictures my sisters rescued from my parents home when we sold it. This will be a very special album when its finished as it will be a record of my childhood and some of my heritage. I just doing a layout here a layout there in no order to add to it as I know every page is more than I have currently. Keeping up with the kids current life is a higher priority and there is no pressure to get this one done. The backlog isn't increasing or anything like that.

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