Saturday, April 21, 2012

april one page layout class

Hi everyone, I'm here with a one page layout class today and I've used the gorgeous Crate Paper Story Teller line in this month's kit along with a few other products which I've listed a bit further on....

here are the kit items I've used to create the layout..including tags, paper strips/scraps and chipboard frame..

I've used the 'generations' paper for the background and cut out two pieces/tags each from the 'tag cuts' and 'accent cuts' papers.. Ideally one of the tags should have a picture and you'll see why below..

other materials used:
  • buttons
  • mist/paint/spray ink (I used Studio Calico 'pony' mister huey)
  • stencil/template (I used Crafter's Workshop 'harlequin')
  • stamp (woodgrain, text or other)
  • gesso
  • ink
  • thread
So to start off I've altered the background a bit using the spray ink and template.. then cut a section of the 'notes' piece just under the woodgrain curved piece so that it sits on top of the photo..then I've stuck down the tags as shown below..


next, I've slipped in the paper strips and photo.. and added the altered chipboard frame and a few buttons..

for the chipboard frame, I've first given it a coat of gesso and then inked it with some distress stain ink.. once dry, I've stamped onto it using a Unity Stamp Co woodgrain stamp in a darker brown ink.. if you don't have a woodgrain stamp, a script/text would also work well..

to finish the layout, I've added in some a title, 'here' sticker and hand journaling..

here's the finished layout..

I hope you feel like creating something using tags and an altered chipboard's a great way to make a little feature on your layout and along with the buttons add some texture..

thanks so much for stopping by!


Linda said...

Looks fantastic Gina. Will try to give it a go if I can find a spare 5