23 November, 2012

'Incognito' by Stephanie


Stephanie's grandson is the star in her Layout.

Stephanie describes her inspiration & procedures for this beautiful LO:  'As soon as I saw this “Green Toile” paper from Meg’s Garden I knew it would be perfect for this photo of my grandson that I took in a small Japanese garden at one of the parks where they live. I felt that the dark pink flowers in the photo brought out the bits of pink in the paper. I was telling my grandson he looked like a movie star trying to hide out from his fans with the sun glasses he was wearing…hence the title for this layout.

I love doing fussy cutting on my layouts and these beautiful papers just scream “fussy cutting” to me. So I cut out the matching flowers from the 4” x 12” strip to pop up with foam down on the matching flowers on the right side of the paper. To frame my photo I took one of the pretty square doily papers (bond25) that Meg has and cut two of the laced corners off and then laid them together to make a square diamond shape and then placed my photo down on top

For my flower cluster I used the 3 layer white Gardenias and the pink/cream open paper roses from Meg’s Garden.  I decided to try to mimic the white flowers in the paper and using some of my yellow scrapping chalk I used a q-tip and colored the center and stamens of the white gardenias yellow. The tiny pink and yellow rosebuds I made – you can find the tutorial to make the rosebuds on my blog here: http://scrappers-heavencanada.blogspot.ca/2012/10/rosebud-tutorial.html

Materials used from Meg’s Garden:
Paper - P6295 Green Toile
- bond25 square doily
3 layer White Gardenias
Pink/Cream Open Paper Roses

Other items used:

Distress tool,Distress ink “vintage photo”, Dusty Attic chipboard fountain
Recollections crystal flourish (cut into pieces)
Handmade pink & yellow rosebuds
Butterfly graphics printed & cut out & painted with Glossy Accents
Small pieces of coordinating paper to use behind torn and folded back corner
Foam pop dots, Double sided tape'

Beautiful layout Stephanie - well done. Love the embellishing & thank you so much for the link to the tutorial for the rosebuds.  It is always fabulous to have your own unique touch to a project & the store does not always have the prfect colour you need.  Love the tip for colouring the stamens of the flowers.  You have also shown us that you can use flowers, lace & flourishes with a male photo & have it work.

Bye for now