Monday, July 07, 2008

Jessica- Two of a Kind **LUXE**

It's my turn to spotlight Luxe Designs! I have to admit, I LOVE the products of this company. I can get both the straight lined graphics and the doodled style all in one. I chose to do a completely black and white layout, showing how you can easily incorporate their two foundational styles. By the way, if you have not picked up any of the "Luxe-urious Stamps," go now!

"2 of a Kind"
by Jessica Summers

Cardstock: Bazzill Bling and Bazzill Cardstock with an Edge
Patterned Paper: Luxe Designs- Classic Black "Sleeping In," "Fresh Cut Grass." Color Me "Loved," "Happy." Simply Luxe- Simple Grid "Black," Simple Pinstripes "Black."
Stickers: American Crafts Remarks, Making Memories Tiny Alpha
Stamps: Luxe Designs- Luxe-urious Stamps Corners
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink "Jet Black"
Maya Road Office Sheers
Rick Rack: Lil' Davis Rick Rack "Licorice"
Chipboard: Heidi Swapp
Paint: Tim Holtz Crackle Paint
Brad: Making Memories Pebble Brads, Black and White
Fiskars Ultra ShapeXpress
Fiskars ShapeTemplate Circles

Cut a piece of the edged Bazzill 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Center it on your base cardstock and adhere. Doodle around the scallops.
Cut a piece of the "Sleeping In" paper 6"x6". Ink the edges and fold the the lower right corner up once, then fold that fold down. Adhere on top of the black scalloped paper.
Attach your photo off center. Stamp a photo corner using the "Luxe-urious"stamps.
Using the Fiskars shape cutter and template cut 2 2.5" circles, 3 2" circles, 3 1.5" circles, and 3 1" circles using the "Simple Grid, Sleeping In, and Simple Pinstripe" papers. Alternate between the reverse sides of the papers. Ink the edges and adhere the circles to one another, varying placement.
Attach the circle flowers and use rick rack as stems.
Cut various images from the "Color Me" line and "Fresh Cut Grass" and layer around the circles. Bend the outter edge of the petals up for more dimension.
Cut two birds from the "Color Me-Loved" line. Omit the heart from the paper. Instead use a Heidi Swapp chipboard heart. I painted it with black crackle paint and sanded the edges.


Zarah said...

AWESOME layout!

Em said...

Jess, this layout has SO much WOW factor. It's just gorgeous :)

Creative B Bee said...

Very beatiful page!