Monday, June 28, 2010

Cherry-o Workshop Layout #1

This workshop was so much fun to put together. I'm not exactly sure which pictures I'll use on here, but I have a couple of events including some picnics that I will need to scrapbook this month.

I love the embellishments that worked with this set, too. And may I just say right here, that doing these monthly workshops has REALLY helped me get over being embellishment challenged! I'm loving doing the bling thing!

On this layout, the striped paper is cut to 4 x 12 inches and laid on a tulip card stock base with an 8 x 12 piece of the cherry checkered B&T aligned at the top of the base. Two biggie brads from the Tulip mini-medley set are at the top of the cherry B&T. A 14-inch piece of Tulip grosgrain ribbon, also from the mini-medley, is knotted around a tag from the same set.

The stamp set that comes with this workshop kit is so cute, and the checkerboard stamp gives an effect of a zigzag stitch and I interupted it with the sentiment, "Happy Day."

I used 2 buttons from the Mini-medley at the bottom left of the page. The smaller one has a bow around the eyes using Chocolate Waxy Flax. The larger one is connected to the paper with a Colonial White Designer brad through the eyes.

At the top left of the page, I added a gorgeous Opaque from the set that was made especially for Cherry-o. Just so you know, the workshop kit comes with the full paper pack, the matching stamp set, a full-color brochure, and the Tulip Mini-Medley set. Along with those, I added the Opaques, the Colonial White designer brads, and the Chocolate Waxy Flax for embellishment.

For the right page, again on a Tulip card stock base, is an 8 x 4 striped B&T, set at the top right corner, and an 8 x 8 piece of cherry checkered B&T.

Like the left page, this page has the chocolate checkered stamp-print across the top of the red card stock. This time there is no interuption.

All the papers of this layout are edged-distressed in chocolate ink. To accomplish the effect, the stamp pad is scraped across the edge of the paper piece, leaving a dark edge and little scrape marks. Sometimes more scrapes, sometimes less and there is no perfect way of creating it. Even the artwork card (a Colonial White card measuring 2 x 2) has a chocolate edge.

This page features 2 different techniques: Rock and Roll, and Masking. To create the artwork, ink up the bowl stamp in Crystal Blue and stamp it on the art card. (Make sure you ink it up thoroughly or maybe even stamp it twice to get a complete image.) Then lightly "roll" just the edges in chocolate and re-stamp the image directly on top of the first. If you've never done the "Rock and Roll" technique, you might want to practice it several times on scratch paper before you do it on your page. For the second technique, you'll need a post-it note or another paper with temporary adhesive on it. Lay the post-it at the top of the bowl to protect it from other ink, then stamp the cherry stamps in Tulip ink within the top edge of the bowl. Add some chocolate stems to the cherries and leaves inked in Sweet Leaf. Do the Rock and Roll technique with the chocolate ink on the leaves, just like you did on the bowl. Add the sentiment to the top and bottom to finish the artwork and place it 1/4 inch in from the top and right edges of the page.

At the bottom right of the page, another Opaque gives a little bling effect to the layout.

Biggie Brads are added to the top of the cherry checkered paper, just like on the left page and as a final addition, another large button accents the top-left of the 4 x 4 journal box added to the bottom-left of the page (in by 1/4 inch from the bottom and the left edges, just like the artwork is at the diagonal opposite).

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