i have two layouts to share with you, and i was going back and forth between which to share first. i decided to share the one that is featured in the new scrapbooking with fabric & notions special issue, by creating keepsakes, first. then tomorrow, i will share the second layout, and you'll see why they sort of belong together.
as seen in the Scrapbooking with Fabrics & Notions Special Issue, from Creating Keepsakes magazine. copyright creative crafts group. posted with prior permission from the publisher.
i was asked to do a layout that featured stamping on canvas. i came across a full 12x12 sheet of canvas, and i knew i would use that somehow for my title. the canvas reminded me of these photos of the girls, along with my friend deneen's girls, that we took about a year and a half ago. deneen had a co-worker that lives on a small farm here in town, and she let us come and take photos of our girls on her property. i had yet to scrap any of these photos, and figured this was the perfect opportunity.
i had fun pulling the colors for this layout from my photos. i pulled the pink from sarah's shirt, and the aqua from alyssa's shirt. i pulled the green from the tractor and added in the yellow just for fun. the green paper is actually from the mistables - resist collection from pink paislee. there are shiny parts of the papers, that act as a sort of "resist", so that the papers are perfect for misting and inking. for these strips of paper, i rubbed some green distressed ink all over them. the rest of my papers are all from my mind's eye. i love mixing up colors and patterns into fun combinations.
i decided to cut my canvas into flag banner shapes, which are so popular these days. i dug out some super old foam stamps, from making memories, and stamped my title onto the canvas pieces using brown acrylic paint. with the chunkier font, the paint worked perfectly. once they were dry, i did a little machine stitching around the edges of each flag.
for the scalloped border strips, i used one of my favorite stamps from hero arts. it's a shorter stamp, at about 6 inches wide. so i just stamped it four times, and then pieced two strips together on each page of the spread. with the photos and embellishments overlapping the stamped border, you really can't see that they're two seperate pieces. i stamped the border onto white textured cardstock using versarmark ink, and then heat embossed with a brown distressed embossing powder. this gave lots of texture to the strips.
i layered together a few flowers and bottons for my embellishments. the large paper flowers are older ones from making memories, and the canvas printed flowers are from jillibean soup. i had the aqua paper flower, and used that on the second page to pick up the aqua pattern paper on the first page. however, i didn't have a yellow flower for the first page, to pick up the yellow pattern paper from the second page. so i took a white paper flower, and misted it to match.
check back tomorrow, to see the second layout ;)