Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Carole Gets Bold with Color

Today, Carole submits 2 colorful projects. The first is something all scrappers need! Carole shows us how to turn a brag book from Creative Imaginations into an idea book for layouts. She seperated the sections with tags for quick and easy organization.

Layout Ideas

brag book: creative imaginations
papers: making memories 5th avenue
die cuts: making memories 5th avenue
chipboard alphabet: heidi swapp
stickers alphabet: doodlebug
velvet flower brads: making memories
papers flowers: prima marketing
black acrylic paint
black pen

Paint the outside edge of the cover and inside of your brag book black. Cut 4 rectangles out of the papers (2 for outside and 2 for inside). In order to see the black paint, these pieces will need to be slightly smaller than the cover. Decorate your cover with papers, dies cut and flowers. Attach your flowers with velvet brads. Decorate your tags with a black pen and stick it inside your book. Each tag will seperate your different topics (scraplifts, page ideas, sketches, etc). Decorate the back of the book with die cuts too.

Carole's second project uses bright and bold colors that coordinate beautifully with her photograph. She reminds you to don't worry about being precise with your work. It's important to go with the flow!

Follow Your Dreams

papers: scenic route
chipboard alphabet: american crafts and a little piece of creative imaginations
stickers alphabet: doodlebug
felt flowers: queen and co
die cut: making memories
acrylic paint overlay: hambly screen prints
black paint
old page of a dictionnary
cotton for canvas mesh
plastic bubble wrap

To prepare your font page: take plastic bubble wrap and apply acrylic paint with a brush and apply it on your paper. Cut your paper or tear it. Cut the hambly screen prints overlays over the circle. Fold the old page of a dictionnary. As you work, don't try to be precise. Just put all that under your paper. Decorate with felt and mesh. The felt heart is stiched on the edge with embroidery floss. Position the felt flowers over the side of your photo. Finish your layout with the title. Paint the chipboard with acrylic paint by applying with a dauber. Underline all of the letters with a black pen. Just feel it!


em said...

Gorgeous work Carole. I love the freestyle layout. Stunning :D

Jessica said...

i agree with emma. i think orange is becoming one of my new fave colors!