Thursday, 28 June 2012

Big Boys Toys


Hi everyone.

I just have to tell you a bit more about this layout. The semi-circle behind the photo is a flap. It lifts back and reveals more info about the photo.

Here's a peek...




Although it may not seem obvious at first, the background paper is made entirely from stamps. I first stamped the info stamp. I stamped the word "Memory" in orange then the rest in black, locating it in the centre under the flap. I then filled the rest of the background paper using two different script stamps plus a grid stamp. I like the random effect it makes. I also used white ink to stamp the border around the page and used a part of the Tim Holts stamp to add the numbers along the right hand side of the layout.

For something different, I tied knots in string through random holes in the scalloped edge around the semi-circular flap.

I love the juxtoposition of the "rusty" hinges next to the lace. I think the reason it works is that my son is only two years old in the photo. I would have replaced the lace with something else if he had been a lot older.

I hope that answers a few questions!

Heather

5 comments:

  1. I didnt realize all these details were put into this when I saw it on Scrapbook.com. Thats awesome that you used stamps to create that background. Stamps are one of my favorite items to use. Great layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. So cool!!! I love how you created the background using stamps, very clever!!

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  3. thanks so much for visiting my blog Heather...your work is just lovely!

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  4. Absolutely fantastic!!! Love your layout!!!

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  5. What a fabulous page so full of textures so perfect for your photo, and how cool that that circle opens up to reveal your journaling!

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