Monday, March 7, 2011

Creating an Outdoor Layout with TWIG Papers

Using the TWIG papers and the March page map(available at the store), I created a layout recapturing a quiet hour that I spent with my nephew. During a trip to the farmers market, he asked to go to the pond, which is located in the same park. I am so glad I said yes and that I had my camera!

As you know from prior blogs, I love canvas and it makes the perfect base for a set of outdoor photos near water. I used a 7 ¼” x 8 ¾” piece of canvas, leaving the edges uneven. I raveled the edges quite a bit to make it look a little more rugged. The pictures needed a little more focus so I used my current favorite technique – creating the appearance of metal with Vintage Photo Distress Powder – to make embellishments . The embellishments, two ducks and three photo corners, were cut from grungepaper. (Grunge paper provides a little more weight and texture than cardstock or paper and you can do almost anything to it.) I then pressed the objects into VersaMark™ and embossed them with Vintage Photo Distress Powder. I affixed the two ducks to a 1 ½” circle of Bird Song. I placed these five items on the canvas to draw attention to the photos.

The remainder of the page was simple. I attached the canvas to a 10” x 8 ¾” piece of Would You Be Mine Fern on which I had printed my journaling. I distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz Distressing Tool. This was affixed to an 11” x 11” piece of Pleased Plaid, which I thought was a nice boy print and a bit nautical. I also distressed the edges of the Pleased Plaid. I used the Petaled paper for the background.

To add a little decoration, a plaid ribbon was placed horizontally across the page separating the journaling from the pictures. The message on one of the TWIG stickers fit perfectly so I added the sticker to the ribbon.

With kids as in scrapbooking, I often find ‘it's the little things” that make the difference!


Laura P said...

I love your layout. There seems to be so much texture! Great photos!

Megan said...

Love the layout. Great use of the canvas fabric. I agree with Laura the layout has great texture.