Sunday, October 7, 2012

Creating A Layout From Start To Finish...

Hello!  Today I wanted to share something with you....My friend Kristin was looking for help with her layout....She had started out with a piece of  paper and 4 basic cut out shapes of pattern paper but wasn't sure how to take it to the next level and get the layered effect she was looking for....This is where I stepped in, and I copied her cut paper, then took a photo from start to finish so she could see how I get the layers!

Warning - there are a lot of photos!

Here is the paper I started with, along with the 4 pieces of cut paper

Next I added a stamped background with my Studio Calico Chevron Stamp and Prima Chalk Ink in Old Road

Next I used my Prima Chalk Inks to edge my papers

I then glued down my papers partially on top of my stamped image

Here are the embellishments I have decided to work with

Here are some of the embellies sitting on top.../This is the idea I am going for
Here if you look close, I took the nozzle off my Mister Hueys and splattered the ink on the paper, then added my photo
Next I add my tag with journalling on it between the photo and pattern paper
(I should mention I always glue my pieces in the middle, never directly around the edges)
Next I added the Blue Chevron and the Yellow Honeycomb Washi
Here I am adding the foam Pop Dots on the back of the cardstock embellies
(this will give dimension and pop the items off the page also I am very generous when using these, on the "Times Like This piece, there are 4 squares under it)
Here is a close up 
Next I add some flair

I take my scissors and cut a journal sticker

I stick the journal sticker just under the paper

Here I used this sequin and put a brad through it
(these sequins are my all time favourite!!! I need these in every colour!)

I use this tab, write my date on and tuck it under the woodgrain paper

I have added a glittered brad here

Here I have added a jewel

I am getting ready to add my title...I always put my stickers on a clear plastic ruler first so I can move my title around and get it exactly where I want it.
( TIP - I always add either Aleenes Tacky Glue or Glossy Accents to the back of my Thickers or  other bulky letter stickers to help them stay on)

Here is what I ended up with, BUT I felt something was missing...

So I grabbed some scrap paper, veneer stars & an arrow, Stickles, and a Bic Marker

And here is the finished product!

Thanks for looking! Would you like to see more posts like this? was it helpful? any tips and suggestions? I would love to hear your thoughts...


  1. FAbulous!! Love to see the whole process!

  2. This is great!!! Love seeing the process and the final product!

  3. Great job on this tutorial Danielle. Keep 'em coming. The tips are great!

  4. Great page! Nice to see how you go on creating a page (+ funny coincidence, because I just recorded my very first video yesterday on how I create a layout :)...)

  5. I watched this grow on Instagam! Love it!

  6. Great layout! Love watching you put it together :)

  7. I would absolutely like to see more posts like this. I love watching the entire process, always make me want to go in my scraproom. Great idea of not applying adhesive to the edges! I can't believe I haven't thought of that.

  8. I enjoyed seeing this post and the process on Instagram. I might have to try that big chevron stamp that remains in its original packaging!

  9. I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing your process. It really helps to see how your wonderful work was created. Thanks for taking the time to spell it out for us.


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