I love this Nichol! A question...do you just let the top of the leaves hang out of your page protector? Does it get beat up in your album as people look through it? Just wondering, thanks for all your great videos!
I have a request. I'd love to see some layouts with less photos, like one to three, that way you'll have plenty of room for embellishments, and I'd love to see how you put that together. Love the vids. TFS!
Love the vivid colors! I had forgotten all about the wonderfulness of resist stamping until you showcased on your Scrapbook Stamping class. Thanks for the reminder that this technique rocks!
Love the idea to die cut the die cuts!!! I will have to do that! Awesome layout!
Love the way you did this, the bright colors and the photos go together perfectly. The journaling block is cool too! I just love watching you put together a layout...you make it look so easy and I love your style and the clever way you put things together.
Fabulous LO Nichol! Love how you did the emboss resist again on this one! FUN TFS!
Video - From Start to Finish Video: Reptile Gardens
by Nichol Magouirk
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Stamping
Happy Wednesday Scrapping Friends!
This week I wanted to continue with my vacation themed pages from my family's recent summer travels and also touch on the stamping technique from this month's Scrapbook Stamping Class (Resist Stamping). The August class can be found here [twopeasinabucket.com].
I managed to fit 20 photos on this 2-page spread.
I went with bright and colorful patterned papers to match the mood and feel of the birds and flowers in the photos.
I used “flower” or the journaling die cuts that coordinate with the My Little Shoebox collections and layered them for the florals on my page. To create the coordinating leaves, I first die cut the Hero Arts leaves that coordinate with the stamps from smooth white cardstock (the digital die cut designs can be purchased directly from the Hero Arts Online Store). Next I stamped the leaves with Versamark and heat set each with white embossing powder. Then, using the resist technique I sprayed the leaves with Studio Calico mists to add color. The embossed parts of the image “resist” the ink. Instant colorful leaves!
I also die cut the word “gardens” from white cardstock using a font in my Silhouette software. I then added color to the die cut with spray ink and let it dry before adhering to my layout.
The word “reptile” in the title was die cut using Stampin' Up alpha steel rule dies for the Sizzix Big Shot. I sprayed these with white ink to slightly dull the letters.
For the journaling I replaced some of the words with stamped words from the June Studio AE Stamp Set. I have gotten my mileage from this stamp set. So great for any travel-themed or vacation-themed layout!
Watch Video Below:
Additional supplies used:
Stampin' Up Bigz Alphabet Simple Letters
Stampin' Up Classic Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi
Narratives Journaling Notebook page
Hero Arts 3 Leaves matching digital die cut design
CHALLENGE: Layer pre-made diecuts to make your own custom accents on your next layout.
*This week's challenge runs from August 3, 2011 - August 9, 2011.*
Thanks for looking!