Monday, April 14, 2008

Emma is Too Cool

Wow! Check this out! Emma shares an AWESOME layout about her son and his "Chill Factor." There are tons of techniques in this one, so be sure to read her how-to.

Bazzill cardstock
KI Memories lace cardstock (numbers)
Patterned papers: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding (Festive)
Scenic Route Laurel (Rookery Road)
Fancy Pants Kewl (Sublime)
Making Memories foam stamps (Stencil)
Tim Holtz grungeboard
Basic Grey wholy cow rub-ons (Euro edge) black and white
Making Memories {Note} worthy spiral notebook
Crafters Workshop template (mini dots)
7 Gypsies circular dots stamp
Hero Arts stars stamp
Stazon (black) gingham
Prima daisies.
Chalks, acrylic paints, dymo tape, card scraps, gems, ribbon, spray mount, large lids (I used a coffee jar lid).

Spray the back of the KI Memories numbers cardstock with Spray Mount and stick into position on a Bazzill base. Apply chalks through the holes merging several colours together. Do not remove the lace card yet!!
Paint the rim of a large lid and print circles over the cardstock. Then using a stiff nylon brush, dip brush into black acrylic paint and ‘flick’ the end of the brush over the Bazzill so it produces paint splats. You can remove the cardstock base now!
Cut a 3” strip from the Basic Grey paper and tear a corner off at the bottom left. Fix at the bottom of the layout. Cut a 2” wide strip from the Scenic Route paper and fix to the left of the paper starting from the top of the Basic Grey. Add a 1 ½ strip of the Basic Grey paper next to this. I then tore a thin strip from the Fancy Pants paper and added this to the join.
Cut a rectangle of Fancy Pants paper and apply a Basic Grey rub-on to the left side. Cut an inch wide strip of Basic Grey paper and burn the right edge with a lighter (BE CAREFUL). Join these two sections together and mount your photo on top. Add a turquoise edged piece of {note} worthy paper (I applied white acrylic paint onto this) to the left and journal. Fix to centre of the layout, lining the bottom with the top of the Basic Grey paper previously applied to the bottom of the layout.
Paint a grungeboard skull with white acrylic paint and ink when dry. Glue onto black card and trim leaving a small outline. Add gems to the eyes and fix onto the layout using foam pads. Add gingham ribbon behind.
Apply several shades of slightly watered down white/blue/dark grey acrylic paint to the stencil stamp and stamp onto white Bazzill scraps. The stamping process should merge the paints. When dry, cut out and fix onto black card with foam pads. Trim leaving a small outline and glue onto tan coloured Bazzill. Again, trim leaving a small outline and fix onto black card with foam pads. Trim an outline again. This process gives you a lovely textured title.
Mark the position of your title on the layout. Using a 7 Gypsies stamp, stamps circular dots so they will overlap the title when fixed into position. Do the same using the Hero Arts star stamp and black Stazon. I also added more of the Wholy Cow rub-ons. Glue main title into place. Finish title using dymo and computer printed letters.
Dry brush turquoise paint around the edge of the layout. Add Wholy Cow rub-ons to the bottom right corner. I used white rub-ons on top of the Basic Grey paper then continued with the same rub-on in black onto the Bazzill layout base. Finish with a circle of dots doodled using the Crafters Workshop template and colour in dots.


socialbutterfly said...

yeahhh, i'm such an emma-fan!! love love love your work, girl!! :))

Giselle said...

Emma - brilliant again, as ever!!

Mireille said...