Thursday, February 25, 2010

A tutorial for a cool layout using cruddy pictures.

I just made a layout that turned out really cute and thought i'd post a tutorial.

1. First of all, i saw this sketch at Lucy Chesna's sketch site, and had a picture in my mind of exactly where i wanted to go with it.

http://mysketchworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/sketch-thon-february-18th-sketch.html


So first, i sought out a link posted by my BFF Teresa, and managed to actually FIND it. Its directions for making your own bracket paper

http://sundayldesigns.com/scrapbooking-bracket-shapes/

BRILLIANT!

2. Ok, so next, i took some light brown cardstock, folded and cut out the bracket shape. I estimated too big adn was left with a cool bracket outline shape i'll use on a different layout.

3. Then i cut a few pics up and overlapped all over the bracket shape.

4. i cut around the edges along the wrong side and then figured i'd mat it on dark brown cardstock to make it stand out a bit. Then i added pop dots between the mat and the picture covered bracket shape.

5. I chose a pretty vintagey Prima paper for the background. I spritzed with red glimmer mist, to accent my friend Heather's shirt, in the pics, and pull it all together.

6. I let it dry- mostly- and then adhered the shape along with the flowers and stickers for embellishment.

I think it turned out super cute! This would be a great way of using cruddy pictures. The ones I took at the baby shower were really dark, and just plain boring!

here's the finished result

9 comments:

Lucy Chesna said...

It looks great...thanks for posting your beautiful creation

Julie said...

wonderful page rebecca!

lisaplus5 said...

it looks wonderful! beautiful job- i am trying to use "not great pictures" more often :)

Janine Rachau said...

Pretty! I love the pop of red! And, thanks for sharing the link!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

LisaNRoxy said...

Lovely layout! Very cool sketch. Great job!

Lori Gentile said...

It looks super cute! What a great idea!

Diana said...

great job- I have a few to those not so greats

Dani said...

beautiful layout!