Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Michelle's Layout!


It's Wednesday, so we're half-way through the week!  Yay!  Today we're sharing Michelle's layout, which is super cute.  Michelle had Nikki Sivils "We Are Family" paper line to work with and she used a sketch from PageMaps, which you can find at  Sketches are super helpful, and Michelle is amazing at taking a sketch and twisting it to meet her needs. 

Title: Who's Stabled in Grant's Farm?

DT Member: Michelle McClure

Featured Collection: Nikki Sivils' "We are Family"

I love Michelle's layout, my favorite detail is her stitching and the color contrast in the pictures!  Here's Michelle with a few tips!

1. Feel free to change up a sketch according to your own preferences and style. I like having more photos in a layout so I added 2 inches to the length of the photo sections. This gave me the chance to add three more 2 x 2 photos and increase the size of two of the photos on the sketch.

2. To focus in on the solo photo, I machine stitched around the central characters several times and added some twine. I was also going for a lasso look to match my horse theme.

3. The new Pearl Pens were a quick and easy way to add some dimension and pearls to a page without using messy liquid adhesives or heat.

4. The paper collection had a family theme which didn’t necessarily match my photos, but the colors were perfect. So feel free to use a collection for the patterns or colors even if you aren’t using the theme.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling; Patterned Papers, Letter Stickers, Cardstock Stickers: Nikki Sivils “We are Family” collection; Dimensional Paint: Glossy Accents by Inkssentials, Pearl Pen by Viva Decor; Ink: ColorBox Chalk; Thread: Coats and Clark; Ribbon: Offray; Metal Accent: Imaginisce Glam Rocks; Heating Tool: Imaginisce I-Rock; Stick Pins: Joann Fabric; Pen: Pentel; Sketch: PageMaps by Becky Fleck; Font: Calibri; Other: sewing machine, twine, buttons

Thanks, Michelle!  This layout is super cute, I love the fun little details and all of her photos!  We'll be back tomorrow to share a fun, cute little tutorial and project from Michelle!

If you'd like to see more of Michelle's projects, please check out her blog here.


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