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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

STEP BY STEP LAYOUT FROM GERRY

It`s Gerry here today with my step by step layout.

I mixed here two collections of The Scrap Cake – one of the new collection “One Moment in Time” and “The Bright Side of Life”.

I mixed also 4 different MHC flowers and I hand-made three flowers from MHC bloomers.

Perhaps you noticed that my photo is not perfect but it didn`t stop  me to scrap it. I`m not a fan of Photoshop and I didn`t want to edit it.

You also see that I don`t have a title. Instead I used a sentiment I printed from the Internet. It`s kind of a message to my kids. And of course I`ll make this layout once again so both kids will have a copy of it one day 

 

STEP 1:

  • My very first step was to cut the frames out of the pattern paper.  N.B. I used it on my layout turned clockwise (only once).
  • From the other pattern paper I cut carefully the frame and I used the rest of the paper as a background of my layout.
  • Then I hand-stitched the inner side of the frames.
  • I also cut out the leaves so I can add them later on.
  • On the layout you can see that I colored the edges of the leaves and I embossed them.
 

STEP 2:

  • Then I began making my hand made-flowers. I chose the big white bloomers.
  • I used Glimmer Mist to paint them.
 

  • I chose the little grey bloomers to add in the middle of the blue ones.
  • I layered 4 blue and 4 grey bloomers. Before I glued them to each other I embossed them – just a little bit.
  • The were all glued only in the middle and folded upwards.
SOME ADDITIONAL IDEAS:
  • You can INK the edges of the bloomers.
  • You can STAMP the bloomers before you attach them to each other.
  • You can EMBOSS them using EMBOSSING FOLDER (Time Holtz, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
  • You can CHANGE the shape of the bloomers but cutting the point edges and turn them into round shaped bloomers.
  • You can add “GLOSSY ACCENTS” to the centers to give even more dimension.
  • You can decorate the edges with “STICKLES”
 

  • My hand-made flowers were all cupped i.e. I chose to be folded in one direction.
  • I added a big bead in the middle.
  • I added also stamens in the hole of the bead.
 

STEP 3:

  • My next step was to prepare the chipboard pieces I wanted to use.
  • They were all panted with modeling paste.
  • Then painted partly with Glimmer Glam.
 

STEP4:

  • This big flower was created with three different flowers.
  • The brown one you see underneath was cut into two and used as “background” for the other two flowers.
  • The white and the light pink flowers were “piled up”.
TIP:
  • Don`t forget to remove the stamens of the brown and white flowers and store them. You can always use them later when you create  your hand-made flowers for other projects.
 

STEP 5:

  • My last step was to adhere everything on my layout.
  • It`s always a puzzle for me to find the right place for everything ;-)…But in the end I solve the puzzle successfully!
 

  • I added the extra leaves that I cut out in advance to the clusters of flowers.
 

  • The sentiment was stamped on a piece of pattern paper and cut out.
 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my step x step layout today!