Sunday, 4 January 2009

Crate Paper step by step...

Do you love Crate paper?? I do..theres just something about it, maybe its the texture the paper has, the double sided feature is a definate plus, or maybe its the weird smell it has?? i dont know but it has always been one of my favourite ranges. the three new lines they have recently released is no exception. Totally gorgeous colours and you get SO much in the packs. two of each paper, plus some gorgeous glitter die-cuts and borders and an alphabet, not to mention the die-cut speciality paper as well.... O my!!

I have decided to do a bit of a feature on the prudence range. i have created a LO and am going to show you step by step how I went about creating it. How does that sound for something different?

Ok here goes.

I have started off with using 'Virtue' as my base with the lined side up. I then cut a 22cm x 20cm piece of 'discretion' and a 20cm x 18cm piece from 'Vigilance'.

I then distressed the edges using the scissor method but you dont have to its an optional step.

I then stuck the pages on top of one another (the darker one on top) and then stuck to my base with it slightly being closer to the bottom than centred iykwim .....LOL

Then i took the large sparkly green border from the die-cut sheet and cut it so it went about 3/4 of the way across the two PP's. I rounded the end so it looked like it was originally that long. i then inked it with pinecone ink butthats optional. (o yea and dont throw away the small circles you punch out the middle!!)

I then took the large circle diecut and cut it in half. i stuck one half under the side of the PP's.

The next step i did was the stick my photos down. Now I have used 4 smaller photos but you can use one or two or more. its up to you!!. i then stuck the other half circle underneath my photos in the top left hand corner.

Now comes the part to use those tiny glittered circles. i placed them in a line alternateing between big and small across the top of the PP's on the right hand side.

now its time to finish off by adding your title and any other embellishments.

i went with the small Adorn it letters and Heidi Swapp plastic letters but you could ude the letters from the crate paper pack. They are just awesome!!

I hope you have enjoyed my little step by step

and thanks for stopping by!!



Tassie Deb said...

Fabulous, Lone :) You did good. Thanks for the inspiration.

Luv TD xoxox

Lynlee said...

Simply awesome Lone, fantastic layout, and some great ideas :)


Mrs Frizz said...

Well you made that look easy peasy ... thank you!!!

Great idea on using those punch out circles along the top of the layout ... didn't pick that one up until you got to it in the instructions - lol!