Prints On Canvas

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Step by Step with Danielle

Hi all!

I am so excited to write my very first blogpost!
 In this post I want to give you a step by step tutorial on how I made this layout below. 
This page is created for the Color Combos Galore using the sketch provided and of course the designers challenge: "create a scene on your project that includes clouds".

I just recently started showing my layouts online, but before that I spend all my time browsing the internet looking for people who showed me how to do things on their scrapbook pages. I loved watching tutorial blogs and reading blogs of people who told me how they made a certain layout. I hope I can inspire at least one of you with this tutorial, just like so many of you have inspired me. 

I have to excuse myself for the lightning in some of these photos, they were taking at several different times during 3 days.

And here is the step by step tutorial:

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At first I started with a Bazill white cardstock (11.5x8 inches). I heavily distressed a 6x6 inches Basics Manilla paper from Basic Grey and hand stitched that paper in the middle of the white cardstock.

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After using pearl paint from Making Memories to add some painted grids at the bottom, I created a paper folded strip using the Manilla Basics line from Basic Grey again. I just simply folded the paper strips on random places and glued it down.

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I heavily distressed another paper from the Kraft Basics series from Basic Grey and ripped the paper on the same spot as the bottom paper. 

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On there I glued two strips of paper, each a half an inch high. I inked and glued a newspaper strip from the Garden Variety Elements sheet from Cosmo Cricket and a journal card from American Crafts on top of the papers.

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After that, I cut out a butterfly shape from a magazine ad glued it in between the top paper and the journal card. I always love to use magazine cut outs on my pages, I really think it gives a page some extra personality. Another folded small strip is glued on top of the journal card on the right side.

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I added a chipboard piece from the Restoration line from Crate Paper and added some gorgeous blue netting from Websters Pages. I used staples here to adhere the netting. On there I glued a small strip of white cardstock and also cut out two different sizes of circles from the Seaside line from October Afternoon. A little bit of tape on the newspaper does a big thing for the whole layout. The cloud is some pearl paint from Making Memories that gives the most beautiful color and texture.

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I used a small envelop from Melissa Frances to add my journaling, which is a little poem that reads;
I am watching a cloud in the middle of the sky, making idle conversations with the butterflies who happen by. I´m uncertain how I got here, but I surely do not care. I´m enchanting to be floating unencumbered watching the air. On the tag I added some bakers twine from Jillibean Soup.

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I included 3 more butterfly shapes from magazine papers and added a black and white photo of me. 

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 Here I added some more stitching to create a trail for the butterflies. It gives such a playful look on the layout. Now I only have to learn to sew, because hand sewing takes forever! LOL

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Here is a close up to show you some dimension.

I hope you liked this step by step tutorial! If so, please leave a comment, we love to read them!



Bente Fagerberg said...

Oh Danielle, this is a fabulous tutorial.
You do these things so well! Love to see how you do your layering. it is all so artsy and gorgeous! I love love your style!! Thanks for sharing!

Audrey Yeager said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I loved seeing your process!!

Mrs Frizz said...

beyond gorgeous ... all of it ...

thank you for sharing.

KimR said...

Oh--I love this! I will have to give it a try! Maybe if I follow enough DT tutorials I could actually make a DT one day!

runzalot81 said...

I love the step by step pictures!