Monday, August 18, 2008

Rachel- SoHo Squirrel **TECHNIQUE WEEK**

"We met this little fella in Washington Square Park in New York City. I was tring to convey the whole point that this fab little park full of very friendly squirrels was just a little square in the middle of streets of sky scrapers."

Rachel made a little city of sky scrapers on her layout and to add more dimension, embossed the papers.

So Ho Squirrel
by Rachel Burgess

Bazzill cardstock Lilac, gold and brown
KI Memories Love, Elsie Toby Cabana self adhesive fabric
KI Memories Love, Elsie Toby Chit Chat rub ons
KI Memories Love, Elsie Toby big ribbon
White poster paint pen or poster paint with fine tipped brush
Olive and brown inkpads
Sticky foam pads
Provocraft Cuttlebug with embossing folders:
Emboss a2 divine swirl
Emboss 2x2.75 explore
Die squirrel

In this case the photograph was edited to be faded except for a circle immediately around the squirrel.
Print photograph and trim to 5 inches square
Cut a 6 inch square of the self adhesive fabric and attach to the bottom left corner of the lilac base.
Cut the brown cardstock into smaller pieces to fit the swirl embossing folder and emboss. Cut some sky scraper shaped from these embossed pieces, ink the edges with brown ink and some of the pieces entirely and arrange to overlap the outer inch of the two joins between fabric and lilac base using sticky foam pads to create some dimension.
Edge the base of these with the ribbon.
Use the discover folder to emboss the word onto your photograph and highlight it with the brown inkpad. Ink the edges of the photograph also and layer onto the base.
Die cut 3 acorns from the brown and gold cardstock. Piece together using the gold for the nut and ink lightly with the olive green ink. Layer over the bottom left corner of the photograph.
Add the title using rub ons and some decorative doodling with the white poster paint pen.

Just a little reminder!

1 comment:

Britta said...

this is so much fun! the title is my favorite but the squirrel and the scyscrapers also are!