Saturday, July 23, 2011

Contest Layout One

 As promised each day I will post a layout of the album contest entry starting with the first layout titled "Unconditional Love"


The album entry had different requirements in order to be submitted and had to be a minimum of five 2 page layouts.  I actually did six layouts to tell my story.  The requirements for this layout where "At least one layout should include glitter" and each page should have a stamping technique.

I used Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack and added Glitz Glitter Gel to the flowers, butterflies and birds on the printed B&T paper.  For the flowers I stamped using Simple Memories Stamp Set, adding more glitz glitter gel to the edges of the flowers.

On the second page of the layout I continued with the glitz glitter gel and created this cute little story
book with some journaling by my mother.

Here I added a pull out tag with more journaling.

The complete list of supplies and techniques used are listed below.


Bliss Level 2 Paper Packet                                         
Simple Memories Stamp Set                                        
Picture This Convention 2010 Stamp Set                   
Bliss Level 1 Kit, My Stickease                                   
Glitz Glitter Gel                                                           
Antique Copper Embellishments                                 
Cocoa Collection Designer Ribbon                            
Background & Borders Stamp Set                              
Chocolate Ink                                                               
Lilac Mist Ink                                                               
Grey Wool Ink                                                               
Studio J Butterfly Embellishment                              
Clear Embossing Powder                                            
VersaMark Ink Pad                                                       
Simple Alphabet Upper Case                                      
Metal Assortment Brads                                             
Filigree Charms                                                            
Stazon Brown                                                              


I used the Simple Memories stamp set and stamped the seven pedal image 4 to 6 times to created each
flower in different sizes. To create a flower, first stamp and cut each image out along the stamped 
edge. Cut a slit in the first image to the middle, add glue to the left pedal and adhere the right pedal
to the left pedal. For the second pedal, cut one pedal from stamped image (like a pie slice) away
and repeat the gluing instructions. For the third pedal, cut two pedals from the stamped image and repeat gluing instructions. For the forth pedal, use the two pedal cut out piece and roll to make one of the inner pedals and for the inner most pedal use the one pedal cut out and roll and glue. Assemble flower by cutting away a small portion of the base of each pedal and layer beginning by placing the inner most pedal into the second smallest pedal and repeat until flower is complete. Using a pencil roll pedal edges and distress with ink and Glitz Glitter Gel.

Stems and leaves are cut from Bliss Level 2 paper a and chocolate leaves are randomly cut pies of chocolate cardstock, scored with stylus, sanded and inked edges.

1 comment:

  1. Your layouts are amazing - absolutely amazing. I've spent the past hour looking at each of them. The detail is so beautiful. Each page is a work of art. I nearly cried reading the passages. What a stunning book you've created!


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