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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Score Pal with Susan Luke

Here is our first layout by Susan Luke. 
First choose your photo and mat.

Now cut a wide strip of paper for the middle of your layout from the Coordinations cardstock. Crumple it up and smooth it out again.

Use the Rose Red ink to highlight the crumpled folds and add interest to the piece. I also sanded the edges of it and scuffed it up a little

I wanted to use some of the other side of the paper, so I 'stole' it from the middle. I laid my 12" x 12" scrapbook paper out and measured how long it was, then flipped it over and took the middle pieces I wanted. 

When I was done taking the pieces out, I lined up the 12" x 12" paper again on the original measuring points so I could add my own centre and have it wind up measuring 12" x 12" again.
I then brought my harvested bits around to the front of the page and taped them where I wanted them to be.

Next I taped the red cardstock to the front of the layout as shown.

And then I sewed a double line of black stitching around it with my sewing machine. I took the black netting and pleated it up on either side of where the photo would be, then sewed it to the layout as well.

I thought the photo mat I chose was too bright so I inked the edges with Taken with Teal ink.

To make a little flower I rolled some sheer ribbon into a circle

And stitched it in the middle.

Then I spread out the 'petals' and stitched them in place. After that I added a flower and a button to the top. I added in some more flowers and buttons, some bling, my journaling tag and a title, and I was done!

Thank you susan for this lovely layout... 
Hope everyone has a lovely sunday

luv tanXX


Shazz said...

i can't see the photos..... :(
am i the only one...???

Tanyah Payne said...

no you weren't the only one, for some reason blogger said the pics was their in the back end but not when i published it..very odd.

All fixed now...
enjoy xx

Shazz said...

thanks Tan....what a lovely LO it is too.

Anonymous said...

I love this LO has come together Susan. Great idea re pleating the black netting either side of where the photo would go. TFS. Alz :)

Susan said...

It was a fun LO to do :) Glad you can see it now and thank you for your lovely comments!