4.24.2010

Mix of gold, maroon, and black

Hello everyone!! So excited to be here sharing with you all today :) When I printed off this photo of my son I knew the color scheme was perfect for the GCD Studios Artsy Urban line. I just love how the mix of gold, maroon, and black in the patterned papers totally complimented the pic.
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I definitely love to layer, and this layout was no different. I used a combination of the border strips, inspiration cards, mat pads, journal cards, chipboard stickers and patterned paper to incorporate a number of patterns & colors into layout.
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I also wanted to add some dimension to the layout as well so I used some punched patterned paper & chipboard to create this cute flower.
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The flower was super easy & quick so I thought I would take a moment to share how you too can create this flower to use on your layouts.
Handmade Flower Tutorial:
#1 First off, you will need 2 sizes of flower punches, patterned paper, paint, mist, twine, a chipboard circle, a thin paintbrush, and sandpaper.
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#2 Begin by punching 2 flowers of varying size. You want to make sure the patterned paper is double-sided because you will see both sides in the final flower.
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#3 Use the end of a thin paintbrush to curl up each petal.
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#4 Do this to every petal on both punched flowers.
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#5 Attach the smaller curled flower on top of the larger curled flower. I used a thick pop-dot so that the smaller flower was slightly raised above the larger.
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#6 Now you will need to create the center of the flower. Paint the front of a small chipboard circle & spray a light coating of mist on it. Once dry, sand the edges a bit to give it a distressed feel. Punch 2 small holes near the center to create the "button".
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#7 Using a piece of twine, tie a small bow through the holes of the button. Adhere this to your flower & voila - a fun & easy handmade flower to add to your layouts!!!
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- Julie

14 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous layout!!!! LOVE that flower:-)

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  2. Love the layers on this piece!

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  3. Julie, this is just beautiful!!! Love the layers and the your homemade flower.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Love everything about it:)

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  5. Such an amazing layout and an amazing photo to top it off! So inspiring!

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  6. Beautiful Julie! Love the flower!

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  7. Beautiful!!!! Love the tutorial as well!!

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  8. Wonderful layout! Love the pic and the flower!

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  9. Fantabulous! LOVE the misting and the stitching!
    great tutorial!

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  10. I love how you have all those layers working together.
    And thanks for the flower tutorial: Love those too.

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  11. This is so wonderful!! Pure perfection!!

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  12. I've been back to look at his entry several times. I have 4 sons and 2 grandsons. Over the past several weeks I've been rethinking how I want to scrap a lot of their photos. I decided I wanted to start doing layouts that would stand the test of time. This is a perfect example of what I've been looking for.Years from now this will still be fresh and interesting. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

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  13. Julie- love your layout! this is beautiful!

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