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My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Then and Now Layout

Hi, this is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am Sassy's Guest Designer today.  Today I am demonstrating the process I go through when designing a layout from a sketch.  I typically don't use sketches, I start with photos and go from there.  Every now and then I find a sketch that I want to follow and this is one of those times!  I also mainly scrap 2 pages together, so this sketch really appealed to me!

I found this paper pad at Michaels.  It is 2-sided paper (my favorite kind of paper right now).

Here is the front and back of the paper I used in my layouyt.

I re-created the sketch on my gypsy on a 12 x 24 mat.  I found the scallop tags from Storytime, but there are similar shapes on Gypsy Wandering.

I copied the tags and hearts onto Layer 2 and arranged them on my mat for cutting.

Here are my cuts!

Next, I opened Layer 3 and put the flowers (with the centers hidden) and M&L.  I could not find paper that was the color I wanted for the flowers, so I ended up not cutting them out.

I used these instead.

The tag looked a little plain, so I took a strip of paper that matched the layout and added it to the tag. 

I took my negative piece and layed it over the tag (I taped the tag to the back of the paper).  I ran the letters through my 1" Xyron and stuck them on.

I carefully peeled away the negative piece...

and my letters are perfectly spaced and centered!

Next, I adhered the rectangles to the paper and laid everything else on top.  I walked away and came back later.  I find this really helps me sometimes!

It was missing something so I got out my inks!

I dug out my ancient Stampin Up! Eggplant Envy and my go-to Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and inked the paper flowers.

Much better!

I inked some lace...

and weaved some light blue ribbon through it and added it to my layout.

I added some light blue buttons to the center of the flowers.

I inked the tags and hearts with Vintage Photo.  I added some journaling around the picture.

I changed the hearts and flowers a bit from the sketch.

I added a flower and some hearts to this page to help tie the embellishments together.
Here is the final layout.  The original sketch I saw showed this as a wedding page.  I really liked the couple's initials in the smaller tag and I knew I had to make something with it!

Thanks Sheila for having me on your blog today!!  It is always an honor to be here!!


Melissa said...

Just finished leaving you a comment over on Sheila's blog! Job well done!!!

Cher~ said...

Oh, I love this sketch and may have to try it too. This is a great topic to share. I'm teaching a class on this same thing Tuesday night at my LSS. Great tutorial.

CraftyGirl said...

I love when you do tutorials because I always learn something new!! Beautiful LO... love the colors and the papers! Thanks for the how to!
barb :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your pages they turned out so great! And what a great idea to do the before and after! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us at Shes A Sassy Lady.