Sorry for the long blogging absence, friends. I am in the middle of too many deadlines, both work-related and real life. :) I have some fun projects coming up here over the next few days that I am happy to be able to share with you all. New Scrapbook Stamping layout + video will be up tomorrow both here and at 2Peas, a baby shower stamped invite share and of course the July Studio AE layout are all coming up soon. First, how about a look at yesterday's From Start to Finish?
This week I really wanted to play with Ranger's Stickyback Canvas and my Sizzix Steel Rule Dies. I had created this photo collage for this year's January Month in Review layout and it provided the perfect compliment to some fun handmade embellies!
Instead of using the positive space of the title/month die cut, I cut a 3.5x12" strip of patterned paper, figured out where I wanted it to cut and using the negative space so that the background of the layout peeks through the design.
Silhouette Shape used:
I started by cutting the white stickyback canvas into 4" squares and painting each with the Ranger Studio Paints. If you want to print off your own color mixing chart (like the one I show in the how to video below), click HERE. The Studio Paints are my absolute favorite paints.
Once each painted square was dry (I sped up the process with a heat gun), I die cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly using the Sizzix Big Shot and Steel Rule Dies. I found that I liked the results better by painting the canvas first, then die cutting. Cleaner edges. I used my fingernail and a craft knife to distress the edges for a more "homemade feel" before adhering to my layout and embellishing with florals/ribbon/buttons.
SUPPLIES (click photos for links):
To view this layout at 2peas, click HERE.
To view the entire From Start to Finish Series, click HERE.
SNEAK PEEK OF JULY'S SCRAPBOOK STAMPING CLASS
Join me over on the Education Forum at 2peas tomorrow for an all new Scrapbook Stamping Class! The Guest Designers have outdone themselves this month and I can't wait for you to see the amazing stamped layouts by Ali Edwards, Robyn Werlich and Kelly Marie Alvarez!!!
See you tomorrow with all the details!