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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sketch by Kylie Abel and a layout by Alison Callcott

Today we have a sketch designed by Kylie Abel. We would love to see what you come up with and place into our gallery.


We have a sample of this sketch by Alison Callcott. It is an amazing layout and thankyou for sharing with use Alz xx.

by Alison Callcott


Kaiser Peachy Keen Collection …
*            patterned paper:  Neat, Kosher, Dandy, and Super
*            embellishment pack
*            rub-ons (colour)
*            die cut elements
*            6” paper pad
*            digi printables
*            magazine ‘ freebies’

Kaiser Pearls – Chocolate
Kaiser rub ons – Experience
QuicKutz Leafy Vine 12” die
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk inkpad

Tips and Techniques

When ephemera are equally as important as the photo, include both.  In this instance the ephemera for this LO was a letter from my great-great-great uncle and aunt to my grandparents on the loss of their son “Little Lennie” when he was but a young infant.  All my life I grew up knowing of my uncle, “Little Lennie”, however it wasn’t until I discovered this letter to my grandparents whilst scouring around doing the family history that it all became quite real for me.  To scrap this photo on its own would not have told the full story. However to include a scanned copy of the original letter would have taken over the LO.  The solution was to type the letter and print it on an inkjet transparency.  This way the letter would not take over the LO and although not clearly legible in some parts, the primary points of interest in the letter could be read. As an added bonus I printed a complete copy of the letter and adhered it to the reverse of the LO.  Dare I admit it LOL?  The family historian in me wouldn’t allow me to do anything else!

Ordinarily we might block patterned paper on plain cardstock for contrast.  Why not have a go at doing the reverse and block subtle patterned paper or plain cardstock on busy patterned paper.  It really helps the bulk of your LO to ‘pop’ off the page.

Gone are the days when almost every LO we created had large, bulky, oft times chipboard, titles. If you have the space, go for it! However if your LO is already busy and comprises a lot of layering, try using smaller alphas (in this instance rub-ons) for your title.

When working with transparencies, remember the varying elements of your LO can be placed either behind or in front of the transparency.  Using a mixture of both as I have done on this LO will help to create a beautifully ‘blended’ result.

Alz   :)

we look forward seeing your beatiful layouts in our gallery

Have a wonderful day
Thanks for stopping by
luv tanXx


Liz Weber said...

Fab sketch Kylie and Alison your layout is just stunning. I love the background and the sweet photo is just so precious. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :-)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Kylie great sketch,
Alison your LO is beautiful.

Lizzy xx