Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rachel- Piggy Tales

Dating Memories
by Rachel Burgess

Piggy Tales Ballad of Mulan Collection Pack:
12x12 Dragon Patterned paper
12x12 Black Hill patterned paper
Chipboard shapes
Barn doors
Cardstock letter stickers
Big Bite
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard Swirls Elements
Fancy Pants Biggest Board Wild flowers
White acrylic paint
Red ric rac
Ranger Distress ink : fired brick & Walnut Stain
Small pieces of sponge or cut n dry foam
Ranger Stickles Diamond
Sticky foam pads

Cut an 8x8 inch piece of each patterned paper.

Print your photograph onto white card 8 inches tall and cut another piece of dragon paper at 8 inches tall. Rip the left hand edge of both of these two pieces and ink with both inkpads. Layer the pieces together as shown to form 2 base sheets.

Edge the centre of the red circular chipboard shape with the glitter glue and attach to the top left corner of the left hand page. Curl the edges of the red flower upwards and ink with the walnut ink. Edge with the glitter glue and layer over the chipboard circle.

Use the sponge or cut n dry foam to colour 2 grungeboard swirls all over with the red ink. Start at one end of each and begin to paint white, blending and fading the white as you go. Later these over the chipboard flower and top with the star chipboard (trimmed and edges curled up. Highlight the centre of the star with glitter glue. Paint three chipboard flowers white and edge with glitter glue. Layer these over the grungeboard swirls.

Edge the red barn door die cut with walnut ink and then stickles. Once dry attach your photograph behind and trim away any excess. Curl one corner of the front flap up and ink. Attach a bracket piece either side and a flower to the front of the flap that has been painted white and edges with glitter. Paint a grungeboard heart red and use the big bite to punch holes in it to correspond with the holes in the black button chipboard piece. Edge both pieces with glitter and layer with a grungeboard swirl that has been painted white. Tie with a piece of red ricrac and layer onto the barn door.

Attach a length of red ric rac across both halves of the layout add the title usinf the alpha stickers on one half and the barn door piece on the other.

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