Thursday, 27 December 2012

UK Scrappers Layout: Little Details

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Are you beginning to think about the photographs you took and how best to pop them into a layout? Well, hopefully this should provide you with inspiration to kickstart your creativity. Little Details works well for all kinds of Christmas snaps and the 'little details' on the layout can be changed to suit your Christmas theme.
Very simple recipe.... two rectangles, a circle and some straight lines. Very easy to adapt using bigger shapes, shuffling the layout, rotating the page - or all three!
Once you have decided where to place your feature shapes, the rest comes together very easily. The 'Little Details' I have included in the layout are: the essential inking of the edges, which brings a page together when you are using different patterned papers; negative punching; and false stitching using a gel pen. I was very thrifty with the punched pieces. If you look closely you can see the negative strip from which the stars were punched at the bottom. I used the negative strip as a stencil to ink the central stars above the photographs, before adding a gem to each one and gluing the strip into place at the bottom of the layout. The punched stars where then used in the left hand corner of the layout first, where I inked over them to provide a negative inked image (caveman style!). Bit of bling in the centre again to make them sparkle. Finally, I raised the punched stars in foam pads and added even more splashes of diamond! For the stocking banner, I created a simple master template myself added ric rac, buttons, satin ribbon and the obligatory inked edges, then raised them up on foam pads again for extra dimension. It is very easy to adapt this layout by changing the banner theme and the punch style. And the papers were not Christmas papers, but had that 'heart of the home' feel to them which I wanted to convey in this layout. I will be posting more 12x12 layouts made with this kit in the next few days, as it went such a long way. The product details can be found HERE. The kit includes papers, embellishments and alphabets. Enjoy the rest of the Christmas period and thanks for popping by... if you are visiting from UK Scrappers, we would love it if you would pop over to the store, jump onto Facebook and click 'like'! Happy, scrappy Christmas, jenx

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