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Friday, October 8, 2010

'Strong'; a step-by-step single layout by Ingeborg Dijkstra

I took this picture of my husband recently. When I saw the KaiserCraft Offshore Collection, I knew the colours would look perfect together! I have loved KaiserCraft papers for years now, because of the versatily and the fact that they are double-sided too! I started with a sheet of 'White Cap' paper (see below).
On the back of this paper was a wavy pattern, which I decided to cut out. I also added a strip of the striped 'Tide' paper.

I placed my photo a bit under the light blue curve and I also stamped some flourishes in the corners (sorry I didn't take a picture of this).
I wanted to add a personal touch to the layout and decided to grab one of my favourite products: the Bazzil In Stitch Template Formal Flourish:
I wanted to keep the wavy pattern going, so I chose this template:

I first pierced the holes and then I handstitched the flourish in blue.

The layout looked like this at this stage:

I used another sheet of the Offshore Collection ('Breaker') to further embellish the layout. I cut a journaling tag from the sheet. I cut some of the orange and blue 'splashes' out of the paper too.
Using foam dots I stuck the splashes on the layout. I also inked the edges to make them stand out a bit more.
I wrote the following Scripture on the tag:"That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10

1 comment:

lizzyc said...

a wonderful tribute and a very manly layout! thanks for sharing all the steps you took to create this..