Friday, January 18, 2008

Let's meet Emma!

Emma's style is so fluid - the colours she works with just fall so effortlessly into place. Her one picture layouts focus heavily on her two gorgeous boys.... check out her Doodlebug encrusted number here.

Button nose by Emma
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design Inc. – Frosty Dot, Blizzard, Sweater Stripe, Snow Drift, Flurry and Cold Spell.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stickers: Doodlebug design Inc. - letter stickers (loopy love), Doodlebug Design Inc. - Icon cardstock stickers (cold spell)
Speciality Glaze- Making Memories (Glitter, Pearl and Clear Gloss)
Grungeboard- Tim Holtz
Embroidery thread
Acrylic Paint
Sewing Machine
Tear a strip of the Sweater Stripe paper and fix along the bottom. (Ink if required).
Mark with a pencil on the patterned corner of the Cold Spell paper, 7 inches along one edge and 8.5 inches on the other. Tear a curve to join the two marks. Glue into place, joining the Sweater Stripe paper. I then machine stitched a zigzag joining the two edges together. Add a torn strip of the Blizzard paper to the right side of your layout and trim as required. Add more torn strips of the Blizzard and Cold Spell paper to the left edge of the layout, again, trim as necessary.
I then used Making Memories Pearl Glaze to the left and right edge of the layout.
Mark the position of your photo. Using blue, then white acrylic paint, dry brush onto the cardstock. When dry, apply a layer of pearl glaze on top.
Apply snowflake cardstock to the edge of the photo. Dry brush white acrylic paint around the edge of the photo. Apply a layer of glitter glaze and carefully remove stickers whilst the paint is still damp. Tear a corner from the Cold Spell paper and glue in position to the top left where the photo will be. When the photo is dry, fix into position.
Cut long, triangular section of the Flurry paper, ink and glue into position around the photo.
Cut various sized circles from Frosty Dot, Flurry, Cold Spell and Snowdrift papers. Arrange on the page and mark with a pencil. Remove from page and apply glaze (I used all three on different circles). Using a straight stitch on the sewing machine, sew double circles around the pencil marks. Erase pencil marks and glue circles into place when dry.
Cut stars (I used PizzaDude Stars Dingbat- letter ‘f’ and ‘L’). Apply glaze. When dry, layer two stars together curling the points of the top stars and fix into position.
I painted a Grungeboard arrow with white acrylic paint. When dry, I then added turquoise paint to the raised part and inked with navy blue paint when dry. I then added glitter glaze.
Add the title using letter stickers.
Finally, I used the sewing machine (WITHOUT THREAD) and machined two straight stitches along the edge. I used embroidery thread and stitched a running stitch. Apply Grungeboard.


GISELLE said...

Oh Oh Oh - what a FAB LO. Love everything about it :)


Waaauuuwwww.....those stars!! Super idea.

Greetz Kirs x


Hey the same time we send a comment. kirs xx

socialbutterfly said...

wohooo!! absolutly breathtaking stunning!! LOVE THIS!!!!!

Admin Team said...

I have to say - this is a yummy layout
Kirsty x

moniek said...

Love the doodling, stitching, tearing and colors! Fabulous!


Mireille said...

beautiful layout! Well done!

Jessica said...

I'm blown away!!! Wow! Gorgeous!

badanka said...

so cool! Its fun and makes me happy..really creative