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.

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


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


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!