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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Third Thursday Techniques & Ideas

Every Third Thursday of the month we would like to bring you some ideas, techniques from myself and our design team...

This month we wanted to concentrate on some ideas that add finishing touches to your projects....

How often do we hear how do I go to the next level? how do I finish off my projects? Love to know some finishing touches to my project to give it the 'WOW' factor? etc


here are a few from myself and my design team, but their are lots and lots more!;


"As most of you know, I love paint and doodling. If i think my layout needs something a little extra I'll use paint to accentuate the doodled boarder. It can really finish off a layout and give it that "WOW" factor!!"

By Design Team Member........ Michelle Jamieson


"If you're trying to acheive a really precise and sharp piece of simple scrapbooking, I find that by using a cutting board with grid lines all over it, Then I can use my ruler to line up paper and embellishments much easier - everything looks accurate that way"
By Design Team Member.... Leanne Stamatellos

  • I love to place embellishments last on a layout and group them together as much as possible.
  • Try and not embellish the top right corner to draw attention away from my photos
  • We all have favourite embellishments and mine would be acetate for you can stamp on it and tuck it behind or to the side of a cluster of buttons, chip shapes, flowers.
  • Flowers are fun to decorate and add different centres using chip shapes, bling, buttons, acetate and more!
  • Outlining your alphas using a gel pen can help your letters stand out more
  • Sanding your edges of your photos can help with saving money on matting your photos but also give a lovely finished look to your photos.
  • Create fun titles; they don't have to be loud or large. They can be in many forms like part of a saying, verse, song etc.
  • Using staples, brads, buttons, embellishments on your layouts by adding one at the top and 2 at the bottom
  • Working in a zig zag manner can create a wonderful look the eye loves.
  • Don't be afraid to use up your different chip alphas on your layouts, it not only uses them up but creates a fun look.
By..... Tanyah Payne


"I like to finish off some of my pages by adding a little rough edge sewing with my sewing machine to the photographs. I make up my page and if I feel it needs a little something else I pick a colour cotton and then sew back and forth on the edge of the photo"

By Design Team Member.... Tracey Thorne



Shaz, ........................with the small ric rac on the layout! I have used 3mm double sided tape and then layed it down in the shape required and then placed the ric rac on top. I found glue is way too messy for this sort of thing! hope this helps. xoxo

We hope you have found these ideas helpful!....
we would love to hear from you!

1 comment:

CreativeMe68 said...

Thanks for the tips Tan...always so helpful and I use quite a few of these already so that is good! I do have one question though???
How do you get that lil ric rak to stick down on your LO's??? what kind of glue do you use??? Luv Shaz xoxo