Saturday, October 25, 2014

SILLY BOY by Patti Sylvia

Hi, Patti here with another layout, this time I featured these adorable photos of my 2 year old grandson, Cash being absolutely silly while eating chocolate ice cream at the Ghirardelli soda fountain in Downtown Disney.  He thought his chocolate moustache was just the funniest thing and had us all cracking up.  He is quite the silly little boy.
I also featured the gorgeous Bo Bunny SOMEWHERE IN TIME Collection.  I wanted to take this rather vintage, grungy collection and put a more youthful, modern spin on it so I went for different size circles and put them in a vertical line.
I cut my photos to 3 x 3 square then double matted them to form a rectangle to breakup all the circles.
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In order to further enhance the youthful modern look I was trying to achieve I decided to keep this layout clean and used minimal embellishments opting for doodling some dots and circles outlining the circles using a copic multi liner .08 marker.  I used to do this on a lot of my layouts when I first started scrapbooking 6 years ago.  It felt good to re-visit an old technique that I hadn’t done in along time.  Next time you get stuck for an idea for a project, go back to an old tried and true technique.
I inked the edges of everything in Charcoal chalk ink by Colorbox.
I added some of the small brads from the Somewhere in Time collection and some metal gears from Tim Holtz Ideology Mini Gears
I used some sticker letters I had in my stash that matched the collection and were circles to keep the title fun and playful and it helped to balance out the overall design.
This was a super fast and fun layout to do.
Thank you for looking  ~Patti ~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CHILL by Patti Sylvia

Hi Patti here with a layout using the Prima Seashore Collection
Yes, I know technically it’s Fall here in the US but I live in Florida which basically means we don’t experience a typical Fall so I present to you “CHILL”.
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I started by spritzing the edges of the 2 layers of patterned paper with some water then curling them to create a wavy edge that I dabbed with some gesso after they dried to further replicate waves much like the white foam often seen on waves.  I then used some Liquidtex Modeling Paste and the Bubbles stencil by Prima  to create the bubbles in the background.  I then used a white gel pen  to outline the bubbles to make them pop.
I also spritzed the background with Gold Foil Prima Color Bloom
I then cut a strip of paper from the pp and added a punched edge using a Martha Stewart shell punch.
The feature of the embellishment cluster is a wood veneer pair of glasses that I found in the clearance aisle of the local art supply store.  I stamped them in Versamark and heat embossed them in gold embossing powder by American Crafts.  I put 3 layers of the embossing powder to be sure to get good coverage.  I then took a piece of the bluish brown acetate overlay and glued in to create the lenses in the glasses.
Go ahead and get this summer’s photos out and scrapped..before you know it, it will be summer again.
Thank you for looking.  ~Patti~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CONTESSA REVISITED A Kathy Orta original revisited by Patti Sylvia

Hi everyone, Patti here with a Kathy Orta original project called Contessa that I have done using the fabulous Gentlemen’s Club by FabScraps collection.  Kathy’s original project tutorial can be found here
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This collection put a masculine, grandfatherly feel to it with images of old world maps, old world books and the equestrian images.  I used black Kraft Tex for the handle as well as the pocket tabs inside.  The Kraft tex is the perfect medium for the handles since this product is so strong.
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I used a FabScraps Luggage Catch for the closure found here
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For my page bases and tags I used black Paper Accents cardstock  This was the first time I used Paper Accents CS and I have to say, it’s my new favorite CS.  The thickness is just right, not so thick that it cracks, but thick enough to hold up to PP, embellishments, etc.. and it punches and diecuts beautifully.  I will definitely be ordering some more of this product in a variety of colors for my stash.
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On the inside of the large pocket pages I added a belly band that I punched using an EK Success and a Fiskars punch that I had in my stash to slip a tri-fold mini to add some more places for photos and/or journaling.
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I also punched the corners of the tri-fold using the WRMK corner chompers using the cloud side.
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Here is a good picture of the pocket tab closures that I made using the Kraft Tex that I embossed and lightly touched with some German Silver Gilder’s Paste to bring out the embossing.
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For the tags I used the WRMK envelope punch board to make the tabs on the top of the tags.
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This was a fun project to make and has lots of room for photos and/or journaling.   Making it with this collection would be a great place to store all of those wonderful photos of your father, grandfather or any man in your life.
You can get a complete suppy list, measurement cutting guide and pictorial instructions on how to complete this project here